Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years TBC Part-Time - Day Ashington Main Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

The course is ideal for practicing teachers, trainers and those wishing to train to teach in all post fourteen education and training sectors. This could include teaching in further education, adult education, offender learning, local government, health services, police, the armed forces or for private trainers.

You should normally be in employment as a teacher or trainer at a recognised training or educational establishment for a minimum of 100 hours (at least 50 hours in any one year). Voluntary teaching/training may be acceptable in some circumstances (this would be discussed with the programme leader at interview).

You should hold a Level 3 qualification in the subject you wish to teach and should have relevant work experience in some specialist subject areas which would normally be at least two years’ experience in your vocational area, although not necessarily in a teaching/training role.

In addition you must also:
Provide Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances.
Provide one satisfactory reference.
Complete a satisfactory interview.
Identify a work-based mentor who can support you in your subject specialism.

Whilst not essential, it is highly desirable that you hold a level 2 qualification in English and maths (e.g. GCSE, 'O' Level, Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.)

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 2750.00 *subject to change You will need to provide your own stationary and will be required to attend the University of Huddersfield on two occasions in year 2 of the programme.

Practical teaching is the focus of this course and you will have the opportunity to gain experience alongside other professionals with support from tutors and work-based mentors. A wide range of teaching and learning methods will be applied during the delivery of the class based sessions which include seminars, lectures and presentations. Observation of teaching practice is an integral part of the course.

Students will be assessed through 100 hours of post 14 teaching practice (paid or voluntary), assignments, online portfolio building, observations of teaching practice and seminar presentation (delivered at the University of Huddersfield). Attendance at the University of Huddersfield is required in year 2 of the programme on two separate occasions.

The programme is aimed those in the profession or those wishing to enhance their future career prospects in teaching. This includes specialising in a specific subject of your preference.

You can progress on to a degree course run at the college, including the BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development programme.

Tuesday evenings 17.00 – 20.00

The aim of the course is to develop the knowledge and skills needed to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector and acquire the ability to identify your personal on-going professional development needs.

On completion of the programme you will be eligible to proceed, following a process of professional formation through the Society for Education and Training, for Qualified Teacher and Learning Skills (QTLS) status. This is the professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

The course is made up of modules that address different aspects of teaching and learning.

Year one:
Research informed teaching, learning and assessment.
Becoming a subject specialist tutor.

Year two:
Policy and professional issues.
Being a subject specialist tutor.

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