This programme has been specifically designed for experienced practitioners in the fields of teaching, training and supporting 14-19 vocational education. Students are attracted from a wide cross-section of learning settings including schools, colleges, work-based learning providers, voluntary and community sector organisations, connexions, careers and youth services and youth offending services.
The main aims of this programme are to enable you to increase knowledge, understanding and experience of leading and managing teams, curriculum delivery and effective support for 14 - 19 year old young people engaging in a wide range of vocational and personal learning pathways. You will engage in an interactive programme during which you will investigate and pilot best practice from a range of vocational learning settings. You will undertake a substantial investigation into relevant professional practice, which allows you to demonstrate theoretical understanding, critical awareness and personal reflection.
This programme should:
- Provide a knowledge of current trends and strategy in 14 -19 education and training, within a framework of advanced theory in learning, training and development. - Provide a flexible programme of study that reflects and utilises areas of tutor experience and expertise exemplifying best practice in vocational learning in different settings. - Give an awareness of best practice in vocational education in different learning settings and to investigate and reflect on practice in the candidates own organisation. - Develop independent learning skills through the provision of a supportive and structured learning environment which promotes sharing of expertise and learning amongst and with fellow practitioners from a wide range of provider backgrounds. - Develop subject knowledge and understanding which will assist you to work at a a higher level both in your current job and in your future career. - Prepare practitioners for situations requiring them to influence and take responsibility/accountability for major decision-making within their professional field. - Develop problem-solving skills which will assist practitioners in addressing key issues within your employing organisations or with those that you seek to influence.
All candidates must have at least two years' professional experience within an organisation delivering Work Based Learning or equivalent
Additionally applicants must have either
a first degree from an approved University or an equivalent institution, or an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma awarded at an approved institution, or a professional qualification, and evidence of advanced professional standing and experience within an organisation delivering Work Based Learning. All applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance on the course. The purpose of the interview is to ensure that the candidate will be successful on the course and fully understands the nature of the course.