Gain the qualification you need to teach in the area of special educational needs in Post-16 and Further Education, previously known as Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET), and including 14-19 provision.
It is suitable whether you are new to teaching and need us to find you a placement, or if you are already working as a teacher or trainer within the SEN context and want to become qualified.
The course maps to the national framework for teaching qualifications in Post-16 and Further Education, the new Diploma in Education and Training for Disabled Learners (DET, previously DTLLS). The course is recognised by the professional body, currently the Institute for Learning (IfL) and sector body the Education and Training Foundation (EtF). It enables you to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status for Post-16 and Further Education, which is equivalent to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in schools. QTLS is currently awarded by IfL who charge a fee for membership and QTLS registration. An employer may be willing to pay the fee for you.
On the course, you
You apply the course theory through your teaching practice. This consists of at least 120 hours teaching over either one year or two. During the course, University staff and your placement or workplace mentor assess your teaching practice eight times.
Key areas covered include • planning and preparing to teach • assessment for learning • teaching methods • behaviour for learning • using technology in teaching and learning • progression against the professional standards • understanding your wider professional context.
Settings of Post-16 and Further Education and Training include • further education colleges • school sixth forms • higher education institutions • adult and community learning providers • private training companies • public services • 14-19 educational providers.
After successfully completing the course, you gain a level 7 qualification equivalent to DTLLS or the new Diploma in Education and Training, but at masters level, and you can use these 60 credits towards a masters course.
We have partnerships with a range of settings across the Post-16 and Further Education sector, who provide you with a wide range of placement opportunities.
If you do not have an undergraduate degree or equivalent and need an initial teaching qualification, you can study our CertEd Post-16 Education and Training. This route is not available with the special educational needs specialism.
For more information regarding our routes into teaching, including funding, placements, QTS skills tests and career prospects visit our teach site.
The course is recognised by the Education and Training Foundation (EtF).
We have an excellent graduate employment record. On average 95% of our PGCE graduates are teaching or in further study within six months of graduating.
Previous students have gone on to teach in • further education colleges • sixth form colleges • schools • public services • private training organisations • voluntary sector.
Others work as educational development officers or similar for local education authorities, non-governmental organisations and charities.
This diploma course offers an additional qualification for functional skills/numeracy teachers who have already undertaken an initial teaching qualification. It is also appropriate for teachers of other subjects who wish to teach numeracy.
The course provides a framework for teachers to complete a Christ Church University diploma and meets the requirements for functional skills/numeracy teachers working in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
There is an emphasis on allowing teachers to develop their knowledge of issues in functional skills/ numeracy through relevant academic study and interaction with other course members.
On most courses participants are drawn for a wide range of professional settings, so you'll learn from the experiences of your peers and expand your professional network.
The main focus of the course is on working with teachers of functional skills/numeracy or those training to be teachers, to enhance and develop their subject knowledge. Students attend a course lasting approximately 50 taught hours.
• Numeracy and the Learners
• Understand the roles of mathematics and numeracy in the world at large
• Develop knowledge of the effects of learner backgrounds and needs on numeracy and mathematics learning
• Developing Numeracy Knowledge and Understanding
• Understand the origins and status of mathematical knowledge and the effect on mathematics curriculum development
• Develop learners' mathematics and numeracy in a range of settings and contexts
• Numeracy Teaching and Learning
• Plan mathematics and numeracy-related module outlines and lessons considering learner needs, curriculum requirements, diversity and equality of opportunity
• Select, develop and use appropriate resources for mathematics/ numeracy learning, including ICT where appropriate
Throughout each module you're encouraged to develop your subject knowledge and adopt appropriate approaches to mathematics and numeracy teaching.
Assessment is through written assignments and four observed lessons.
Completion of the diploma in addition to a recognised teaching qualification allows Numeracy teachers to apply for QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills).
For information on how to apply, please follow this link: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx
See our postgraduate fees and funding page to discover the loans, scholarships and bursaries available.