Teaching post 14, CertEd (in service), Level 5, part time University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

An award of University of Huddersfield

Your course consists of 4 modules.

Year 1

Research Informed Teaching Learning and Assessment

This module aims to develop your understanding of how people learn in the Lifelong Learning Sector and of the role of assessment in enabling learning and achievement. It introduces theories and principles of learning and assessment and develops your ability to apply research evidence in designing effective learning and assessment strategies and materials. It seeks to develop positive approaches to the management of group and individual behaviours and promotes an inclusive approach to teaching, learning and assessment. It introduces the role of key transferable skills and the ways in which people learn English, Maths and digital skills. The module is assessed by means of a practical micro-teaching assignment and the design of an intervention, strategy, activity or resource, underpinned by an understanding of key principles of teaching, learning and assessment.

Becoming a Specialist Teacher

The module reviews your practice as a trainee teacher. It explores your teaching values, knowledge of your subject specialism, and your knowledge and understanding of how you're learning to teach. You'll have the opportunity to learn how to identify and respond to students’ needs, and how to use suitable teaching, learning and assessment strategies to develop inclusive teaching and learning environments. You'll have the chance to evaluate your teaching effectiveness and develop as a reflective practitioner as well as engage in personal and professional development planning, against the appropriate Professional Standards, to recognise and develop relevant subject specialist knowledge, behaviours and skills. This will include further development of English, Maths and digital skills for you and your students.

Year 2

Being a Specialist Teacher

This module builds on previous generic and subject specialist development in two ways. Firstly, it contributes to your development of more advanced strategies and methods for promoting learning and, secondly, it involves a focus on specific specialist areas and the critical analysis of subject specialist pedagogy. The module seeks to enhance your ability to reflect critically on, and to evaluate, teaching and learning; by recognising particular curriculum and professional challenges; and by developing your ability to respond to these concerns in sophisticated, innovative and creative ways. Key learning activities of the module are practical teaching experience and the engagement with other specialists through collaborative practice. The module is assessed through a Teaching Portfolio and a Conference Paper dealing with teaching and learning in the specialist subject.

Policy and Professional Issues

The module will develop your understanding of policy and issues relating to professionalism in Lifelong Learning. You'll have the opportunity to explore the impact of policy on professional practice and curriculum developments, drawing on appropriate evidence to evaluate professional practice and discuss possible improvements. You'll also discuss key issues of professionalism in Lifelong Learning, including debates on reflective practice and a discussion of your own educational values and the extent to which these promote social justice.
The Lifelong Learning Certificate in Education is a Level 5 professional qualification for people teaching in further education colleges, adult education, higher education, and a wide range of other training and educational settings that are outside the schools’ sector.

It is delivered in partnership with the University of Huddersfield and is an award of the University of Huddersfield.

The programme is delivered by expert teachers with extensive experience in teaching and teacher training.

Academic Study Skills sessions and individual support are available.

Tutors and mentors will make observations of your teaching and learning sessions to help you develop your classroom skills and approach.

The programme incorporates the 2014 National Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training and is fully up to date with the national requirements for teaching and learning.

A wide range of on-site and online resources at Tameside College and at The University of Huddersfield are available
This award is a 120 credit award for teachers who work in the Lifelong learning Sector who are not graduates but have a minimum level 3 and significant work experience in the discipline you wish to teach in.

Entry to this programme is subject to a satisfactory interview and reference

It is also desirable for applicants to have a GCSE C/4 or above (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics.

We require you to be in paid employment, or working as a volunteer teacher or trainer, for a minimum of 100 hours (at least 50 hours in any one year) at a recognised training or educational establishment. You are required to identify a work-based mentor who can guide you in your subject specialism.

Current participants on this course include people with expertise in Business Management, Communications, Computing, Construction, Dance, Engineering, Equine studies, English, Health and Social Care, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality, Special Educational Needs, Leisure, Maths, Media, NHS training, Police training, Social Sciences.

A Disclosure and Barring Service check will be made on each applicant. Learning and teaching organisations normally include young and vulnerable people and it is therefore important that screening is undertaken to help ensure a safe environment. As this is an in-service course, your employer is responsible for ensuring that you are a fit and proper person to undertake the work that they employ you for.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

2 days’ attendance at a Specialist Conference, normally held at Queensgate campus, University of Huddersfield is required as part of this course.
On successful completion of this qualification progression onto a BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development may be of interest.

You will also be eligible to proceed, following a process of professional formation through the Society for Education and Training to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. This is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector. This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis.
£2,978 (Fee is per year)
Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.
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