This diploma is specifically designed for those teaching in the post compulsory education sector, developing the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in this area. It requires individuals to undertake 100 hours of teaching over the year period, either voluntary or paid.
- Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
- Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
- Theories, principles and models in education and training
- Wider professional practice in development in education and training.
- Professional development, standards and expectations
- Teaching pedagogies relating to in a specialist subject
- Studies in curriculum and professional issues
- Classroom management
- Course and lesson planning
- Information learning technologies
- Professional practice.
The course is offered over four terms, starting in September. It runs one evening a week, usually a Tuesday or Thursday.
Students can progress on to the BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development programme at the College.
This course will help you develop your career in post compulsory education, including promotion to a more senior position such as course leader.
You will need a Level 3 qualification in your subject area as the minimum entry requirement. Students should also have GCSE grade C in Maths and English, or equivalent, and have a clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) and Certificate in Education
Rebecca started her career in teaching and learning as an NVQ assessor, supporting adult students to achieve qualifications in English, maths and ICT. Although she enjoyed assessing, it was the small teaching aspect of the job that Rebecca got the most fulfilment from so she moved into a role that enabled her to do this full-time. For the last three years she has worked as a functional skills tutor for a local charity and says that completing her course at Bishop Burton College has helped widen her role by giving her the knowledge she needed to develop her courses.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: The setting is very professional, with classrooms equipped with everything I needed. The LRC (Learning Resource Centre) was an invaluable resource, with very helpful staff available whenever I needed them. Communication with Student Services was also excellent.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: Meeting other professionals who share the same passion and learning from each other to become even better at what we do. Since completing the course I am much more confident about my teaching and find it even more enjoyable.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: My hopes for the future are to pass on my knowledge to others and share what I have learned with my colleagues. I would also like to progress onto the BA (Hons) course in education at the College at some stage.