Who is this course aimed at?
This is an introductory teaching qualification which prepares learners for teaching and training in a wide range of contexts. There is no mandatory requirement to be in a teaching role as assessment is observed through microteaching on the course. Applicants may be teachers or trainers from the Further Education sector, work based learning sector, voluntary sector, adult community learning sector or those training in their place of work. It is likely that individuals are relatively new to a teaching role. Individuals working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching could also consider this route.
Do you need previous experience or qualifications to attend this course?
In order to study at this level and complete the assessments it is anticipated that learners will be working to at least Level 2 literacy. This course has the same level of demand as that of studying for “A” Levels. There are no pre requisite experiences or qualifications required. Candidates who have already achieved Learning and Development units may be able to carry those forward into this qualification.
The qualification carries 12 credit points and includes one mandatory unit: understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training. The other two units are: understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and understanding assessment in education and training.
Over 5 days: 12th, 19th, 26th September, 3rd and 10th October 2019.
Outline programme and course objectives:
- Identify your own role, responsibilities and boundaries of role in relation to teaching
- Understand appropriate teaching and learning approaches within a specialist area
- Demonstrate your session planning skills
- Understand how to deliver inclusive sessions that motivate learners
- Compare the strengths and limitations of teaching and learning approaches
- Identify types and methods of assessment and their purpose in education and training
- Maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
- Understand and analyse the need for accurate record keeping and procedures
- Summarise key acts of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to your own role and area of responsibility
- Evaluate your own teaching practice and identify areas for future development
Each learner will complete at least one micro teaching session to their peer group. Dependent upon modules selected written assignments and/or multi choice tests will also be required.
Available on site
Buffet lunch and Teas / coffees provided.