For teachers/trainers working in the Education and Training educational sectors (including 14-19 age range).
- GCSE (or standard equivalent) in English, Grade 4 or above
- Undergraduate degree (2:2, 2:1 or first class)
- Current DBS check
- 100 hours teaching practice over two years (40 in year one)
- Successful completion of a formal interview that demonstrates:
- Intellectual and academic suitability for the course
- Possession of the appropriate attitudes and values expected of a teacher working in the education and training sector
- The ability to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English
Students who have previously completed a suitable Preparing To Teach In The Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) Level 4 Award (or equivalent) within 5 years of the programme's start date will not be required to complete the 'Introduction to Education and Training' module.
You study a range of modules that takes you from preparing to teach through to more advanced practice skills. You also study a range of wider issues that affect the Education and Training educational sector, such as educational policy, quality assurance and your own personal and professional development needs.
You are assessed by a combination of written assessments, reflective teaching journals, teaching portfolios and by observations of your teaching practice. At the end of the first year, there is an (assessed) student conference where you will be working with fellow subject specialists; this is compulsory. If you are already in employment you must make arrangements to attend.
From Cert Ed to second year BA (Hons) Education Studies, graduate teaching programme or Master's Degree in Education
Before progressing to the main programme there is a requirement to successfully complete the introductory module (in the autumn term of the first year). There is an expectation that students will work in their own time to complete the necessary reading, reflection, evaluation and assessment work.
It is advised that you will spend significant hours of independent study outside timetabled sessions. Please think carefully before undertaking a course of this nature as it is demanding and you will need to consider your work, family and social commitments. Accreditation of prior learning (APL) and accreditation of prior experience and learning (APEL) will be considered via individual application by the university.
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