During this course you will study a number of units that underpin your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of teachers and trainers working in the lifelong learning sector. You will examine the importance of thorough and appropriate planning, imaginative and effective delivery and well-conceived assessment. Furthermore, you will be able to explore an area of lifelong learning that is more particular to your role via an optional unit.
As part of this course we will help you to recognise the key challenges as a practitioner, and lead the planning of your own improvement as a reflective professional, while assessing student learning and evaluate your own effectiveness as a practitioner.
Teaching and Assessment
The course will be delivered via classroom teaching sessions, small group seminars and one-to-one tutorials, with further one-to-one feedback provided during the session observations. Supporting materials will also be provided on the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard).
You will be assessed by a combination of written assignments, micro-teaches and observations of your training practice.
Students who complete this qualification may wish to use the skills they have gained in order to support their studies on a postgraduate qualification at an institution of your choice, subject to meeting the institutions entry criteria.
If you are working in further and adult education or in business, industry or public services, and have a restricted teaching or training role, this course gives you the qualification you need. It provides you with the opportunity to understand the background to current education practice as well as gaining all the skills you need to become a successful practitioner.
A post as a full-time, fractional or part-time teacher, trainer or tutor in the Lifelong Learning Sector which involves regular teaching for a minimum of 100 hours teaching over the year of the course. 30 hours of this must be supported development of your specialist area in your workplace.
Access to regular mentor support in your specialist area.
A qualification in your specialist area, normally at a minimum of Level 3 or equivalent. (special entry arrangements are available for those without such qualifications but with relevant evidence of industrial, commercial or professional experience)