In the first year of the programme you will undertake the following three generic modules:
- The Psychology of Teaching Learning and Assessment
- Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare in Education and Training
- Demonstrating Professional Knowledge and Competence
In the second year of the programme you will undertake three specialist modules, which may include:
- Teaching Literacy and ESOL in the Education and Training Sector: Curriculum and Cultural Context. This module gives you a grounding in the political decision-making that has shaped the current provision of English language, literacy and ESOL in the FE sector. It interrogates the impact of policy decisions and changes on the empowerment or disenfranchisement of marginalised learners in terms of their educational, social, economic and cultural capital. The module also critically explores the practice of literacy and second language programmes for native and non-native speakers living in countries outside the UK.
- English Language and Linguistics: Theoretical Frameworks. This module serves to give you an in-depth knowledge of English language and linguistics. It will focus on the fundamental attributes of English language and linguistics and interrogate the links to English language and literacy teaching. You will critically examine the way in which language change occurs in response to socio-cultural factors and advances in technology. It will situate theories of second language acquisition in the context of increased migration and multilingualism.
- The Pedagogy and Practice of Literacy and ESOL Teaching and Learning. This practice-based module will enable you to provide inclusive English, literacy and ESOL teaching and learning in a range of contexts across the Education and Training sector.
You will develop the ability to:
- Utilise a range of skills relevant to the teaching of English literacy and ESOL in the Education and Training sector.
- Apply subject-specific pedagogy to own context and use specialist approaches and tools in the assessment of literacy and language learners
- Draw on linguistic knowledge and competence to develop resources and curricula.
- Enact solutions to complex practice problems in a range of classroom situations.
- Engage in ongoing self-evaluation and reflection as English literacy and ESOL practitioners.
A range of assessment strategies will be used. These may include the following:
- Teaching Practitioner File
- Teaching observation
- Reflective writing
- Evaluative Report
- Academic poster
- Research study
This course will be delivered at the University Centre where students will have access to a HE-specific study zone, including computer facilities, and social area.
All potential applicants are required to attend and successfully pass an interview and will need to fulfil the following entry criteria to be offered a place on the programme:
- Five GCSE subjects, including three at GCSE level Grade C or above (which must include English and Mathematics) and a minimum of two A level (minimum grade D) or equivalent qualifications. These can be in any subject.
- An honours degree in English (or a degree with a significant subject-specialist component), with a minimum 2:2 classification.
- Successful completion of Entry Assessment of English skills at level 3 (or Accreditation of Prior Learning).
- All places are subject to a satisfactory enhanced check for regulated activity with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
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The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-16 Education and Training) (English: Literacy and ESOL) (Part Time) course provides routes to Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) status. Candidates who successfully complete the programme may wish to progress onto Masters level study.