Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years Level 6 Part-Time - Day Ashington Main Campus University Level Qualification

You will usually need to hold a 2:2 (or above) honours degree from a UK Higher Education institution or an equivalent qualification and be deemed suitable to train to teach by the School of Education at the University of Sunderland.
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).

You 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.

You should also hold a GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications) in Maths and English Language. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

In addition you must also have:
- An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
- A completed medical pro forma (based on DFEE Circular 8/92)
- Confirmation that you have secured 100 hours of teaching practice over the two years of the course

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationary. Access to a PC is essential for research purposes; utilising the available VLE's (virtual learning environments) and completing/submitting work etc. You'll also attend a summer conference at the University of Sunderland.

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.

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.

When you graduate from this course you will have a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education. This qualification incorporates the Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You will be able to apply to the Society for Education and Training which provides the recognition route to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status through their professional formation process.

Thursday Evening - 17.00 - 21.00.

This qualification 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. The course is assessed through 100 hours of post 14 teaching practice (paid or voluntary), assignments, on-line portfolio building, observations of teaching practice and seminar presentation.

During the course you will 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 20 credit core modules that address different aspects of teaching and learning.

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (20 credits)
Developing Theories of Teaching, Learning and Assessment (20 credits)
Contextualising Policy and Curriculum (20 credits)
Enhancing Subject Specialist Learning through Innovation and Change (20 credits)
Advancing Subject Specialist Teaching and Professional Development (20 credits)
Practical Teaching and Professional Development (20 credits)

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