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Introduction to the course

The six modules you will cover in your studies are designed to complement your professional practice and the academic study you undertake will inform and be informed by your practice. Your first module will provide an introduction to teaching and learning which will equip you with the initial practical skills in planning, delivering and assessing prior to your start on your professional placement. The next module, ‘Planning Teaching, Learning and Assessment’ will examine these concepts in more depth, as well as developing your classroom

management skills.

In the ‘Wider Professional Development’ module you will explore the roles of teachers and the core professional values and conduct required. You will also examine principles of evaluation, quality assurance and quality improvement and be able to apply them to your placement institution. This module will be underpinned by your development as a reflective practitioner and a developing awareness of the need to engage in continuing professional development in line with concepts of dual professionalism.The ‘Developing Professional Sector Skills’ module will provide you with an opportunity to develop your literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and ability to support learners in these areas as well as strategies to support learners with specific learning difficulties and disabilities in your own context. The ‘Curriculum Design for Inclusive Practice’ module will develop your understanding and knowledge of the relevant curriculum, pedagogy and resources to support your subject specialism as well as explore the various curriculum models and underpinning ideologies that support programmes of study. In the ‘Enhanced Studies’ module you will have the opportunity to choose a particular aspect of education and to study that in greater depth.

What do I need?

You will need an honours degree (2:2) or above or equivalent to gain entry to the programme.In your personal statement you will need to indicate sound reasons for wanting to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector and have a clear awareness and experience of the sector. You should also have academic

and/or industrial and commercial experience to demonstrate involvement with young people or adults in the community.

You will need to be assessed as fit to teach, including an occupational health and criminal records check, according to the current government requirements.

How is the course taught?

A wide range of teaching and learning methods will be used across the programme. These have been selected to motivate you, to maximise your opportunities for learning and to provide you with experience of a

wide range of teaching and learning methods that you may wish to use in your own teaching practice.

As an indication, methods will include: microteaching, lectures, discussion and group activities, seminars, subject and professional practice discussions groups, online activities using the virtual learning environment (VLE), individual and group research and presentation opportunities, case studies, independent research relevant to your context, personal and group tutorials including feedback and target-setting after teaching observations.

How will I be assessed?

You will submit a variety of different assignments including delivering reflections, essays and reports to earn 20 credits for five of the six modules contained in the programme. The remaining module will be assessed via

a portfolio of practical work such as completed lesson observations. These will all contain a written element,although you will also be assessed via presentation or practical performance.

You will be observed in your teaching placement on eight occasions at regular intervals during the programme (known as STEs – Supervised Teaching Experiences), four times by your CCCU and CONEL personal tutor and four times by your subject specific mentor in your placement. The

aim of these observations is to work with you to develop your practice. You will also be required to make regular entries in a personalised Professional Development Planner (PDP) which will both chart targets set and achieved against the professional standards. You will also be required to provide evidence of reflection, either in a reflective journal or a regular video/audio diary. 

What does it lead to?

You could progress into employment or other HE programmes including Diplomas (Teaching English and Maths), MA Professional Learning and Education and other CPD courses

What jobs could this lead to?

Teaching 16+ students in secondary schools, sixth form colleges or work as an FE college teacher.


Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date - Study Mode
Tottenham Centre 12 Sep 2018 - 3 Jul 2019 - Daytime

Course Code: DP7MPCEH / 18DA22A

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
If you are over 18, fees may apply. Click here for information on financial help available to you.

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Tottenham Centre 12 Sep 2018 - 2 Jul 2020 - Daytime

Course Code: DP7MPCEH / 18DA21A

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
If you are over 18, fees may apply. Click here for information on financial help available to you.

Information on how to apply
Apply here

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