If youre already working as a teacher or trainer at a recognised training or educational establishment within the education and training sector (former post-14 sector) and looking to progress your career, then this programme may be ideal for you.
You will have the opportunity to develop the skills to play a full part in teaching and curriculum development. The programme allows you to focus on your particular subject specialist area, alongside general teaching in the lifelong learning sector and a significant amount of your learning happens in your place of work allowing you to put theory into practice.
- To provide initial teacher education for the Lifelong Learning sector, which develops excellent practical skills underpinned by an understanding of the theoretical basis for practice.
- To challenge and support you become an autonomous, self-regulating professional with a comprehensive, critical understanding of developments in the sector.
- To provide you with the opportunity to meet relevant professional standards, for example the standards for teachers in the Lifelong Learning sector and the UK Professional Standards Framework for Higher Education.
- To develop your knowledge and understanding as required to plan, implement, assess and evaluate learning in own specialist area.
- To develop your practical skills in supporting and enabling learning, plus interpersonal skills associated with your intended or actual work role.
- To take an inclusive approache to teaching and learning, addressing issues of social justice.
- To show commitment to, and critical understanding of, professional values, knowledge and skills.
- Research Informed Teaching, Learning and Assessment
- Becoming a Subject Specialist Teacher
- Being a Subject Specialist Teacher
- Policy and Professional Issues
You should be in employment as a teacher or trainer at a recognised training or educational establishment for a minimum of 100 hours (at least 50 hours in any one year). Voluntary teaching/training may be acceptable in some circumstances.
You should have:
UK first degree (normally 2:2 or above) or equivalent related to your specialist area
Relevant work experience in some specialist subject areas
In addition you must also:
Provide confirmation of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
Provide one satisfactory reference
Complete a satisfactory interview
Identify a work-based mentor who can support you in your subject specialism
If you already hold a teaching qualification at level 4 or above or have substantial knowledge and experience of teaching you may be able to make a claim for accreditation of prior learning.
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches.
For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically.
The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom.
The programme is taught one evening per week and requires 50 placement hours to be satisfactorily completed.
Attendance at a two-day conference at the University of Huddersfield is required in the second year of the programme.
- A suitable electronic device, e.g. a laptop or tablet, with internet connectivity is required for accessing online learning and completing assignments.
- The location of your placement may require you to travel so please be aware of any associated travel costs.
- On successful completion of the programme, students have the opportunity to graduate at a ceremony wearing formal dress. The hire of the formal dress is an additional cost.
- If you decide to apply for QTLS status this will be an additional cost. You can find out more on the Society for Education and Training website.