This course is designed to help achieve the requirements of Qualified Teaching Learning and Skills (QTLS) status for those who support and/or teach learners in the lifelong learning sector, including further education, work-based learning, adult and community learning, prison education service or the voluntary sector.
This course provides the opportunity to enhance students' learning support skills and knowledge to professional standards, opening up the possibilities of eventually becoming fully qualified teachers, trainers or tutors.
Students are likely to be employed in an appropriate education, training or lifelong learning role. If this is not the case, students will be expected to find a suitable work placement.
Content and Modules
Modules include: Theories of Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Classroom Management, Responding to Challenging People, Current Educational Training Issues, Work-based Learning, Key Skills Provision, Research Skills, and Problem-Solving.
Modules from this Foundation degree may also be used as 'stand alone' Continuing Professional Development modules for current practitioners in the sector.
At UCS Otley, students have exclusive access to the HE Centre which includes a study room, wireless internet access, a common room with kitchen facilities, as well as classrooms equipped with the latest technology.
Assessment is based on the student’s employment in the lifelong learning sector, where possible, using a variety of methods such as assignments, group projects, presentations, the analysis of case studies and classroom observations.
This qualification provides the essential requirements for career advancement opportunities in further education colleges, schools delivering 14-19 education, adult and community education, training organisations, prison education and training. This course will also provide students with the opportunity to progress to the final year of BA (Hons) Professional Studies at UCS.