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Teacher Training In-Service (Lifelong Learning)

Education

Course ID: 163766

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • 2 year, part-time course.
  • You'll complete written and practical work to enhance your skill set.
  • We cover all aspects of teaching practice.
  • Earn an award validated by the University of Huddersfield.
  • Boost your confidence in planning, teaching + learning, and working with learners and professionals.
  • Access support and guidance from our highly qualified teaching team.
  • Study in a safe, friendly and respectful environment.

What to expect from the course

This course is for those who want to either teach or are currently teaching young people or adults. It will help to develop your teaching skills, reflect on current ideas about education and training, and to creatively explore the professional opportunities open to you. You'll gain competence in planning, teaching and learning, and in working with learners.

The course is a two year, part-time modular programme which 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.

As part of the course students will be required to attend two days at a Specialist Conference, normally held at Queensgate campus, University of Huddersfield.

Skills and Knowledge Developed:

The course aims to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary, not only to manage a variety of learning situations but also to contribute to the wider activities of colleges or training organisations. Through employment or voluntary teaching, you'll gain practical experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals. You will also gain confidence in planning, teaching and learning, and in working with learners and other professionals.


Qualifications

The final qualification depends on the highest qualification you currently hold. Your pathway will be decided after enrolment.

The following qualifications are available:
• Certificate in Education
• Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
• Postgraduate Certificate in Education
• Postgraduate Diploma in Education

All qualifications above are awarded by the University of Huddersfield.

Why study with us?

The course is a two year, part-time programme. As well as attending lectures and tutorials, students develop the practical skills of teaching through their employment. They also have the opportunity to gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals, with support from tutors, as a vehicle for their development.

During the course, students undertake project work such as developing new course materials. Academic work includes critically examining creativity in teaching, subject specialist related studies, quality and professional issues. Modules also allow students to explore particular areas of interest.

Credit points may be used to progress to higher level courses such as the BA in Education and Professional Development or a Master’s degree.


Student Benefits

A baker decorating pastries.
Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
A chef preparing a dish.
Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.


Career pathways

All awards lead to a professional qualification for teaching in further education and sixth form colleges, adult education and a wide range of other training and educational settings. This course also provides a route to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS), the full professional status for teachers in Lifelong Learning (Education and Training).

Please note: this course does not confer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for those working or intending to work in schools, although it is currently possible for people with QTLS to obtain work in schools as a qualified teacher.

Past students have progressed to the BA in Education and Professional Development or Master’s level study.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000
 : enquiry@liv-coll.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Entry criteria varies depending on the highest qualification you currently hold.

Entry requirements are as follows:

• Certificate in Education applicants - students should have a qualification at level 3 or above in the area they teach (e.g. A- levels; HNC; HND; CGLI advanced; NVQ Level 3-4), and relevant work experience.
• Professional Graduate Certificate in Education applicants - students should hold a UK first degree or equivalent and relevant work experience, where appropriate to the subject. Students should also hold a qualification at level 3 or above in the subject area they teach in, if this is different from that of their degree.
• Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma in Education applicants - students should hold a UK first degree at 2:1 or above or equivalent, and relevant work experience, where appropriate to the subject. Students should also hold a qualification at level 3 or above in the subject area they teach in, if this is different from that of their degree.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email careersadvice@liv-coll.ac.uk or call 0151 252 3607.

Fees

This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance, or contact our HE team at HEoffice@liv-coll.ac.uk.

Fee for21/22 is 4138.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).


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