These are valuable in-service courses for existing Skills for Life teachers in ESOL, Literacy and Numeracy and you must be teaching one of these subjects for a minimum of 50 hours in order to gain a place on the course. You will examine the theory and practice of teaching your specialist area to help you gain a better understanding. You will also be observed by your course tutor and mentor.
You must have a full teaching qualification eg a Certificate in Education or PGCE before starting the course. If you do not have one then you can gain this qualification alongside the full teaching qualification and these courses start in September.
This qualification is also available as part of the Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Education Education and Training Pre-service or In-service awards.
Attendance will be a mix of Saturdays and evenings and the courses start in March/April. You will need to pass an initial assessment of your personal skills in Literacy or Numeracy first. If you are concerned about the level of your skills or would like to gain some subject knowledge before starting access one of our Level 3 bridging courses starting in January.
ESOL: ESOL Learning and Teaching, and ESOL Theories and Frameworks
Literacy: Literacy Learning and Teaching, and Literacy Theories and Frameworks
Numeracy: Numeracy Learning and Teaching, Developing Numeracy knowledge and Understanding.
You will be taught in a group with other teachers of your subject enabling you to share ideas and support each other. You are also expected to commit time to independent study to deepen your knowledge.
Sessions are a mix of teacher input, active learning, group work and discussion. The College VLE will also enable you to access resources remotely.
Assessment will be by written assignments, case studies, teaching observations and presentation work.
You must have 75 hours of paid teaching in ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy.
If you have an Honours degree you can progress to a Masters in Education. If you have an undergraduate qualification it may be appropriate to progress onto the Foundation degree in Supporting and managing Learning in Education.
This course can be studied at Level 5 or Level 7.
At Level 5 you must have a Level 3 qualification in the subject
At Level 7 you must have an Honours degree at 2:2 or above
plus for both Level 5 and Level 7:
A qualification in mathematics or numeracy at a minimum of level 3 (Level 3 Numeracy bridging courses are acceptable)
Current employment in teaching numeracy/mathematics at Level 2 or below
The ability to demonstrate 50 teaching hours during the duration of the course
A good standard of written and spoken English which will be assessed by interview, initial assessment and/or qualifications
Access to a suitable mentor during the course.
If you do not have a suitable Level 3 qualification, there are supplementary short courses available to allow you to develop your skills to the required standard before starting the Diploma.
You are invited to call 01274 433426 for an initial chat before applying.
Application should be made direct to the College.
Information, Advice and Support
Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
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Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
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For all other queries call 01274 088088