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Warwick Gateway to HE: Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Warwick Gateway to HE:
Teaching, Learning and Assessment

(FE and Skills Sector)

Starts Unfortunately, this course is no longer running
Qualification Certificate of completion
Qualifications required No previous qualifications required, the programme is designed for people who have not had the opportunity to study for a degree previously
Length 24 weeks of 5 hours each
More information

Sam Broster - Programme Assistant, University of Warwick - 024 7652 4149
Ellen Buttler - Director of Initial Teacher Training, University of Warwick - 024 7615 1297

Cost 15 free places available

15 free places
Successful completion guarantees an interview for the Diploma in Education and Training at Warwick

Are you looking to teach in the FE and Skills Sector in settings such as FE Colleges, 6th Forms, Prisons, Adult Learning and Work-based Learning? Have you missed out previously on an opportunity to study for a degree and now looking for a route into post 16 teaching?

This course could be just what you're looking for. It is designed for people who do not have a first degree and is intended to prepare you for higher education study and the teaching of English, maths or special educational needs (SEN) in the Further Education and Skills Sector by:

- Introducing key concepts linked to the teaching profession

- Introducing important teaching, learning and assessment strategies

- Introducing barriers to learning and strategies to overcome these

- Embedding key skills in the minimum core required for study at HE level

It develops from your own experiences – encouraging you to think about your own identity, focusing on the development of their own academic and interpersonal skills. The course looks at wider issues that impact on you – exploring termly themes linked to classroom practice and educational initiatives.

Throughout the 24 weeks your skills in English and maths will be developed. In addition, there will be a focus on the following:

Block 1 draws very much from the personal experiences – using these experiences to introduce ‘academic’ ways of thinking, developing study skills and research skills. In week 8 you will be asked to develop a research proposal linked to a theme around the teaching of English, maths or SEN.

Block 2 introduces educational themes, in particular focusing on working with students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Block 3 explores post 16 teaching, learning and assessment– the different sectors of education, government policy, teaching, learning and assessment strategies. In week 23, you will present your research topic to the group in the form of a micro teach. In week 24 you will independently complete an English and maths assessment which will form the entry requirement for progression on to the two year Level 5 Subject Specific Diploma: English, Maths or SEN.

A range of teaching methods will be used each week including paired activity, group work, on-line forums, discussion groups, seminars and individual learning activities. Throughout the programme you will also develop your English and maths skills to the level required of a teacher.

In order to pass this course all candidates will be required to undertake and successfully complete all the summative assessment activities and the teaching practice requirements.

Teaching Practice
Micro teaching practice (15 minutes session)


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