About this course:
This course is for teachers undertaking a more limited teaching role in further and/or adult and community education, trainers in the public and private sector as well as those working with 14-19 year olds in vocational settings or in the Lifelong Learning Sector. The course consists of modules 1 and 2 of the Diploma in Education and Training. Should you decide to join the Diploma programme at a later stage, credit for the modules can be awarded. Trainees on this programme come from a wide range of public and private teaching or training environments, such as the Police Force, Emergency Services, local authority services, private companies and the National Health Service. Applicants from a registered charitable organisation who are teaching/training in a voluntary capacity will also be considered on an individual basis. This course is a taught programme where you attend weekly sessions alongside other students on the programme.
23 weeks, 1 session a week
On this module you will gain an insight into the key skills and attributes of an effective teacher. With a focus on the principles of planning and classroom management you will learn how to plan lessons that include a range of teaching strategies that engage and actively involve learners. You will also learn how to assess and give constructive feedback that motivates learners.
On this module you will be introduced to a range of assessment types and methods, and gain an awareness of the theoretical principles behind them. You will gain an awareness of the significance of recording and reporting assessment data for the purposes of funding and managing learning. Finally, you will also learn about managing learner expectations and behaviours as part of the learning process. Please note, this qualification will not entitle you to teach in the schools’ sector.
1. Progress Log
2. 15 minute micro-teach
3. Reflection on a peer observation
1. Progress Log
2. Reflection on a peer observation
Trainees must be working as teachers/trainers in a post-compulsory environment for a minimum of 40 hours. We require a letter from your place of employment to verify this. GCSE English and maths at A*-C or equivalent. A qualification at level 3 or above in your area of expertise. You will need to nominate a mentor from your setting/organisation – they should hold a recognised teaching/training qualification and have been in a teaching/training role for at least 3 years. You must have (or will need to obtain) a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate issued within the last 3 years. If you already hold a university Introductory Award you may be able to join the Certificate course at a later stage. This will be discussed with you at interview. You will be required to present your original certificates at interview – photocopies are not accepted. You will also be asked to undertake a short, online initial assessment in English and maths.
On successful completion of the Certificate you may progress onto the Diploma in Education and Training.
Tuesday 17th January 2017 15:30 - 18:30 (Module 2) (Hadlow)
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Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.