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This higher level course is ideal for those new to teaching or seeking employment within a further or adult education setting.
This course will allow you to teach in Further Education Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges, adult education and a wide range of other training and educational settings. Studying this programme at Reaseheath College offers an experience that is particularly suited those looking to teach in land-based, STEM or vocational friendly environments.
Through a range of teaching methods, including interactive lectures, workshops, visiting speakers, group work and online activities, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of teaching within further and adult education.
You will be required to undertake a minimum of 100 independent teaching hours, gaining practical experience teaching learners at different levels, supported by a subject mentor.
To support your development you will also complete four observations each academic year which will assess all aspects of lesson planning, delivery and assessment.
Alongside this programme there is an opportunity to gain additional qualifications in ‘Assessing Competence in the Work Environment*’ and the ‘Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment*’ (*subject to appropriate placement, additional certification costs apply).
University Centre Reaseheath is an academic partner of the University of Chester. Foundation degrees, Honours degrees, and Cert Ed are awarded by the University of Chester.
Level 3 qualification in the subject you intend to teach
Part-time: 2 years
What will I study?
- ED4403 Introduction to Education and Training in the Learning and Skills Sector (20 credits)
- ED4407 Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training in the Learning and Skills Sector (20 credits)
- ED4408 Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training in the Learning and Skills Sector (20 credits)
- ED5405 The Teacher as Professional (20 credits)
- ED5406 The Teacher as Creative Specialist (20 credits)
- ED5407 The Teacher as Investigator (20 credits)
You are required to attend all taught sessions, online activities and individual tutorials. It is your responsibility to ensure you maintain the required teaching hours and make observation time available for assessment.
Teaching Practice placement required in FE/Adult Education (minimum 100 hours) confirmed prior to start of course.
Teaching and learning activities include:
- Mostly core sessions for the whole group
- Some specialist sessions/conferences
- Some extra support sessions
- Interactive lectures
- Visiting Speakers
- Tutorials (individual and small group)
- Work/placement-based observation, discussion and reflection
- Directed tasks, research and preparation for assignments
- On-line tasks – using Moodle, the University Centre’s ‘Virtual Learning Environment’
- Reading books, articles, reports
- Discussions with other teaching professionals
What kind of assignments?
- Direct observation*
- Witness testimony
- Case Study
- Lots of opportunities for formative assessment throughout
*You must be observed teaching on at least 4 occasions in each year – 2 by Mentor 2 by Tutor therefore 8 in total over the 2 year programme. These sessions will include aspects of planning, delivery and assessment, including differentiation, and other factors that contribute to successful teaching and learning.
University College Reaseheath’s standard rules regarding plagiarism and its impact on assessment and progression apply to this course. Coursework is mostly submitted electronically through Turn-it-in.
Students will be able to access course timetables for that academic year from the start of their year in September.
Evening and day classes available – timetable to be confirmed.
- Must hold a minimum Level 3 qualification in the subject that you intend to teach
- Those intending to teach academic subjects would usually be expected to have a degree in their subject specialism
- Hold or willing to work towards GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent)
- Teaching Practice placement required in FE/Adult Education (minimum 100 hours, split into 50 hours for each of the 2 years) confirmed prior to start of course
- Gain an enhanced DBS Disclosure (prior to starting the course)
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English (IELTS 6+ or equivalent)
- Provide two references and demonstrate support from employer and mentor
- Have a subject mentor to offer subject specific support and guidance. Subject mentors must be prepared to attend an initial mentor training session
- Applicants will only be accepted on completion of successful application and interview
- Following successful completion, progress on to study a degree or masters degree in education
- Apply for QTLS
- Instructor, lecturer or course manager in your chosen field
- Tutor assessor
- Internal verifier
How much does the course cost?
This can be paid:
- By you – monthly (approx. 6 monthly payments)/termly/Annually
- Through a student loan
University Centre Reaseheath is committed to providing additional financial support to those who need it. To find out about the bursary schemes available visit the additional financial support pages on our website.
We have a team of dedicated professionals on hand to offer you support when and if you need it during your time with us. These include our Student Services team, Higher Education Support Team (HEST), Library and Learning Resources and the Reaseheath Careers Service. You will find more information on the support provided at Reaseheath here.
Applications for teacher training courses should be made directly to University Centre Reaseheath. When you have chosen your course, complete our online Application Form.
For students to get the best out of their time at University Centre Reaseheath, we must both recognise that we owe obligations to each other. These obligations are set out in our Higher Education Student Contract. Before you accept an offer of a place at University Centre Reaseheath, it is important that you read these contract conditions. If you are going to be living in Halls of Residence, you will also need to read the Student Accommodation Licence Conditions. Both of these contracts can be found here.