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    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

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  • Last Updated

    20 April 2017

Course content

Do you see yourself teaching in the further education and skills sector? With options to work in FE Colleges, adult and community education, work-based training, offender learning and public sector organisations, our nationally-endorsed qualification helps you develop the required skills, knowledge and professional values. With a large proportion of your time spent on placement, you’ll have the chance to gain a wealth of real world experience preparing you for a fulfilling and rewarding career.

We particularly welcome applications from exceptional candidates who wish to teach in offender learning settings.

Key features

-Receive "excellent support from tutors and mentors and make good progress in developing the skills and attributes to become accomplished teachers"*.
-Put your new knowledge into practice, whilst building your confidence and experience, with a significant proportion of the programme devoted to your placement. You will spend two days a week on placement in a further education and skills setting.
-Benefit from highly qualified tutors with many years’ experience in the further education and skills sector.
-Demonstrate innovation, creativity and enterprise throughout your time on the course and benefit from the way education for sustainable development is embedded in the programme. There is a strong research base across the partnership which underpins these and other developments in the programme.
-Work closely with your fellow trainees, learning together and from one another, with peer-support is an important part of the programme’s philosophy and organisation.
-Take advantage of opportunities to network with potential employers. Follow in the footsteps of many of our trainees and possibly go on to find employment within the organisations you work with during your placement.
-Tailored for applicants who hold a bachelors or masters degree. The Certificate in Education is available to those who do not hold one of these qualifications.
-Take your qualifications to the next level - after completing this course you'll have the option to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.
-Weston College, in partnership with Plymouth University, wish to provide placements for exceptional applicants that have a keen interest in using teaching and learning as a way to reduce reoffending and support rehabilitation. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about teaching and want to make a major difference to people’s lives. In return, Offender Learning offers a rewarding career with prospects for progression, ongoing Continuing Professional Development and support to develop and achieve aspirations.
-We also work with the new local studio schools and would invite exceptional applicants to apply with biology or health and social care qualifications and relevant experience.
-If you would like to study this programme part time with one of our partner colleges, please visit the following websites: Truro and Penwith College, Cornwall College, South Devon College and Somerset College.

*Ofsted (2014)

Course details

During this one year programme you’ll be expected to complete four 30-credit modules and eight teaching observations. As a full-time trainee you’ll be committed to a Monday to Friday week of academic and professional study, consisting of two full days per week of on-campus study, two days per week of professional practice placement (arranged by the University) and one day per week of independent study and research. You’ll work closely with your colleagues on the programme, learning together and from one another, with peer-support an important part of the programme organisation and learning. Your teaching observations will be carried out by University tutors and subject specialist mentors in an atmosphere of professional evaluation and support.

Core modules
-DLLS690 Learning, Teaching and Assessment
-DLLS784 Theories and Principles of Managing Learning Environments
-DLLS779 Curriculum and Society
-DLLS780 Wider Practice and Professional Development

Optional modules
-DLLS679 Curriculum and Society
-DLLS680 Wider Practice and Professional Development
-DLLS684 Theories and Principles of Managing Learning Environments

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Visit the Education and Training (Incorporated Diploma) - PGCE page on the Plymouth University website for more details!





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