During this course you will study a number of units that explore the theoretical framework that underpins your role and responsibilities in becoming an outstanding practitioner. We will help you to recognise the key challenges of the sector, lead the planning of your own improvement as a reflective practitioner, and develop a professional approach to your role in ways that will engage and inspire your learners or trainees. You will be required to apply all unit delivery to your subject specialism and embrace the use innovative technology where appropriate.
The course comprises of the following units:
Teaching and Assessment
The course will be delivered via classroom-based sessions that will combine a variety of student and tutor led activities - for example small and large group discussions, student led seminars, 1:1 tutorials, peer assessed micro-teaches, individual and small group research tasks and student led presentations. The innovative use of technology will be promoted and used to provide an engaging, interactive and inclusive learning environment. Supportive course materials will be made available via our Online Learning Platform (Blackboard) and fully equipped Learning Resource Centre.
The modules outlined above will be assessed via teaching and learning observations; written reports; reflective journal entries; peer assessed seminars and presentations; action research project; development of specialist subject resources and a professional teaching portfolio.
Career progression in a teaching or training role within your current organisation or business and access to full time or part-time teaching, lecturing or training positions in the Further Education and Skills sector.
Access to appropriate professional practice in the education or training sector for a minimum of 100 hours over the academic year (e.g. 3.5 hours a week of teaching or training for 30 weeks).
Access to regular mentor support in your specialist area is desirable.
A minimum of a Level 3 qualification in your specialist area – relevant professional, industrial or commercial experience will be considered if formal qualifications are not available or relevant.