Teacher Training Pre-Service (Lifelong Learning)

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CertEd, PGCE & PGDE (full-time, pre-service route)

This full-time programme is designed for those who wish to teach post-14 students. Time is spent in taught sessions and a teaching placement, allowing you to develop practical teaching skills and an understanding of educational theory.

If you want to teach young people or adults, this course helps you to develop your teaching skills, reflect on current ideas about education and training and to creatively explore the professional opportunities open to you. You will gain competence in planning, teaching and learning, and in working with students.

This course is a one year, full-time, modular programme and is assessed through written assignments and practical assessment of teaching practice. The course is structured around modules which are based on different aspects of teachers’ work, such as designing learning materials, assessing students, and evaluating learning and teaching.

The course is validated by the University of Huddersfield and leads to a University of Huddersfield award. The University of Huddersfield is a Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Students with a degree have the option of taking the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (advanced PGCE). This course is worth 120 credits at Master’s level.

Skills and Knowledge Developed:

The course aims to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to manage a variety of learning situations and contribute to the wider activities of colleges or training organisations. Through your placement, you will gain practical experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals. You will develop confidence and competence in planning teaching and learning, and in working with learners in a range of classroom settings.

Assessment Methods

You will be required to deliver a minimum 100 hours of teaching which will be assessed by tutors and a subject specialist mentor. Academic credit is gained by undertaking assignments and providing evidence of achievement. This allows you to explore topics that are of interest to you and are relevant to your working environment as well as to your career development.

The modules are as follows:

• Teaching, Learning and Assessment

• Personal and Professional Development

• Teaching a Specialist Subject

• Curriculum and Professional Issues.

All information about your course including the programme structure, entry requirements, fees and teaching & assessment methods is made available to you via the prospectus.

Please see our HE Prospectus available in full online.

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