This programme leads to initial teaching qualifications for those who teach in further education colleges, sixth-form colleges, adult education centres, art colleges, healthcare and community organisations, the public services and a wide range of commercial and voluntary organisations.
The programme covers the skills needed for teaching and classroom management and
helps students to explore the theory underpinning teaching and learning. The core
programme takes place in a placement college where students complete a minimum of
100 hours of teaching experience.
In Phase 1, you will be attached to a placement
college of further education or similar institution for three days a week to observe and
undertake teaching in your subject area. You will be supported and assessed by a
mentor and a tutor at the university. You will attend the university for the remaining two
days of the week.
In Phase 2, you will attend your placement college for four days a
week to complete your teaching practice and to participate fully in a range of
professional activities. You will attend the university for the remaining day of the week.
You will specialise in your chosen subject during your placement and through your
assignments. Study at the university, meanwhile, focuses on pedagogic skills and
underpinning knowledge and provides a space for you to explore the relationship
between theory and practice.
We are currently able to offer placements in the following subject areas: Art and design
art (3D/2D); Beauty; Business; Catering; Childcare; Construction; English; ESOL;
Graphic design; Hairdressing; Health and social care; IT and computing; Law; Leisure
and tourism; Literacy; Media studies; Music technology; Numeracy; Performing arts;
Photography; Psychology; Science; Sociology; Sports science.
The aims of the programme are:
- To provide initial training for teachers and trainers
- To respond to the changing needs of employers in the lifelong learning sector
- To encourage the growth of professionalism in the lifelong learning sector