Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - blended
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: TD502
Duration: 6 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is ideal for teachers and trainers who have experience in teaching or training adults over 18, either in an educational environment, the voluntary sector or the workplace. You will gain further understanding of how adults learn, how to design and deliver inclusive learning and how to support the progress of your learners. You will also explore, practice and reflect on the skills you will gain on the course.
The course leads to a national introductory qualification. You cannot enrol directly for this course. Use the link 'Start assessment' to fill in an online application form, which includes an initial assessment section. For more information you can also contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on 020 7492 2537.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The course includes topics related to your roles and responsibilities, linked to the four stages of the teaching/training cycle:
Stage 1: Identifying needs - understanding how adults learn, their barriers and motivations
Stage 2: Designing and planning learning - understanding ways to structure active and inclusive learning
Stage 3: Delivering learning - understanding and applying methods that support impactful learning
Stage 4: Assessing and evaluating learning - understanding how to check and record learning and progress, and evaluate the quality of your course.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Explain your roles and responsibilities as a teacher/trainer in the lifelong learning sector
• Plan and deliver successful and inclusive learning sessions
• Assess students progress and achievement using a range of strategies; give constructive feedback
• Reflect on your practice, using peer and tutor feedback to continously improve your practical skills
• Plan and deliver a successful microteaching session in which you demonstrate delivery of impactful and inclusive learning
To gain the qualification, you will need to:
• Attend 80% of the course (we strongly recommend 100% attendance, especially on our blended courses)
• Engage with our online resources between sessions, as directed by your trainer, and complete a series of reflective activities
• Successfully complete written assessmentsand
• Plan and deliver a successful microteaching session
• Evaluate your microteaching session based on peer and utor feedback
• Observe an experienced teacher in your subject area and evaluate their practice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a level 3 vocational course for teachers/trainers.
In order to get the most from this course and present yourself as a teacher, you will need to be able to:
• express yourself clearly, fluently and accurately, both verbally and in written English
• research, read, comprehend and extract key information from resources and text
• write concisely, applying accuracy in grammar, punctuation and spelling
• have effective interpersonal and communication skills
• be competent and confident in use of technology and applications
• have good study skills, including time management and organisation to manage independent learning.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This programme will be mainly online but you will attend City Lit for the last two sessions to do your assessed microteaching. Your learning will be facilitated through
- small and large group activities, alongside some tutor input.
- participating in simulated teaching
For independent study you will be expected to:
• Access resources from Google Classroom, our online learning platform, and use them to develop your knowledge and understanding of effective teaching and learning
• Organise your study and manage your time efficiently
You need to complete three written asignments of approx 1200 words, and complete an assessed microteaching where you teach your subject for 15 mins to your peers.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
We will supply appropriate online learning material and task sheets to support your learning.
Recommended text books are one of:
Gravells, Anne (2014) The Award in Education and Training (revised edition), London: Sage
Francis M and Gould, J (2014) Achieving your award in education and training: a practical guide to successful teaching in the further education and skills sector. London:Sage.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Further learning: The next level of teacher training is the full Diploma in Education and Training/PGCE. Unfortunately we do not run these at City Lit but we can advise you if you wish to continue.
Employment: You can look for paid/voluntary opportunities in teaching groups of adults in the adult, community and further education sector. You may also want to deliver training in your place of work or consider working as a self-employed trainer.
At the end of your course, your course trainer will discuss your progression and give you appropriate advice on future professional development.