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|Start date||September 2018|
The award is a generic programme for those who wish to teach in post-compulsory education settings. This course has been designed specifically to train teachers who wish to teach in lifelong learning sector educational settings, such as FE colleges and adult community settings.
The course modules will take you from preparing to teach through to more advanced practice skills.
You will be required to have a Level 3 or equivalent in your intended specialism and grade C/4 or above in GCSE English (or equivalent). For entry requirements please click here to visit the Teesside University's website.
To apply for this course please complete the Teesside University Online Application Form. Once your application has been received you will receive an acknowledgement from Teesside University. Following this you will be contacted by either the course tutor or the Admissions Department at Darlington College with regards an initial discussion.
You will learn in a variety of ways. Generally you will be taught through seminars, lectures and workshops. Sessions are supported via the virtual learning environment where you will access a range of resources to support the activities on the course.
The course has a substantial element of teaching practice, which is vital to your learning and development as a practitioner. In addition to this you will be encouraged to develop your teaching skills through observations of experienced practitioners, use of simulations and/or training classes and by watching good practice video footage. You will need a practice mentor who will support your time at placement and help you develop reflective practice skills as an aid to your learning and professional development. The course will also help to develop your employability skills. You must complete a minimum of 100 hours of teaching practice in an appropriate teaching environment – 40 hours in the first year and 60 hours in the second.
We promote the values of reflective practice, equality of opportunity, inclusiveness and learner autonomy. There is a wide range of topics including planning and assessment, meeting learners’ needs, learning and tutoring, curriculum design and innovation plus work-based experience.
You will study a range of modules which will take you from an introduction to teaching and learning through to more advanced practice skills. You will also study a range of wider issues which affect the lifelong learning educational sector, such as educational policy, quality assurance and your own personal and professional development needs.
For further information about individual modules please visit Teesside University’s website by clicking here .
You are assessed by a combination of written assessments, reflective teaching journals and teaching portfolios, and by observations of your teaching practice.
On completion of the Introduction to Teaching and Learning module, you will have met the national requirements for a threshold licence to practice. Completion of the full certificate may enable you to apply for QTLS status.
Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.
This course is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Darlington College.
Course fee is paid directly to Teesside. Full details of course fees are available from Teesside University. The finance department can be reached on 01642 342172.
All fees are per year.
You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your course. Study now, pay when you are earning. See www.studentfinancedirect.co.uk
for more details.
Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.
You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.
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