Award in education and training for lipreading teachers
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
This is a City & Guilds 6502 qualification: Level 3 Award in Education and Training. This course is for people who want to teach adults. Combine it with GT106, Lipreading Teacher Training Course, and you will qualify to teach lipreading in this sector.
There will be some home study before each lecture block. There will also be a practical teaching assessment in June 2022 which will be at the City Lit in London unless there are Covid restrictions still in place, in which case it will take place online.
You cannot enrol online for this course. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.
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: GT105
Duration: 4 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
This is an introductory professional training course for people interested in teaching lipreading to adults. This course leads to the ‘threshold licence to teach’ national qualification, validated by City and Guilds. This professional teaching qualification is required before, or as, you start teaching in the lifelong learning sector. The content of this course is geared especially towards the teaching of lipreading to adults. To learn how to teach lipreading, and attain the qualification to do that, it should be combined with GT106, the Lipreading Teacher Training Course.
The class is taught live on Zoom.
To access the live class 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). Please note a tablet or smart phone is not suitable for this class. The screen size is too small. It will limit your ability to lipread and participate fully in class.
We will contact you by email with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The course will include:
• The characteristics of the adult learner
• Basic teaching methods and techniques for teaching lipreading
• Planning lessons and courses
• Some basic group management techniques
• Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning
• Understanding inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning
• Using inclusive learning and teaching approaches in lifelong learning
• The principles of assessment in lifelong learning; how to check your students are learning
Regular teaching practice in your peer group (microteaching).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Demonstrate you understand the characteristics of the adult learner and barriers to learning
• Recognise your roles and responsibilities and boundaries as a teacher, and establish ground rules with
• Plan a session for adults, and a short course
• Teach your peers effectively in microteaching sessions
• Choose appropriate teaching/training methods and strategies for teaching lipreading
• Select and use equipment and resources for teaching
• Describe some strategies for managing groups
• Use an inclusive approach in your teaching
To achieve the Award you will need to:
• Attend 80% of the course
• Complete a successful microteaching session
• Produce an electronic portfolio of assignments.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
In order to get the most from this course you should be able to:
• Express yourself clearly, fluently and accurately, both verbally and in written English
• Research, read, comprehend and analyse text
• Write concisely, using different styles, format and structure for different purposes, applying accuracy in
grammar, punctuation and spelling
No formal academic qualifications are required, although you will need to demonstrate that you can work at
Level 3 (‘A’ level standard).
Acceptance onto the course follows a successful interview.
You will also need basic computer skills including word processing, using email, researching topics and accessing resources on the internet. This course is taught live online using Zoom, so experience of participating in an online meeting e.g. on Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Meet would be helpful but is not essential.
To access the live online parts of the 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).
- Please note a tablet or smart phone is not advisable for this class. It will limit your ability to participate fully.
We will contact you by email with joining instructions before your course starts. There will be an optional induction session before the first block if you need support with Zoom and accessing Google Classroom (our Virtual Learning Environment).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
We use lectures, distance learning, demonstrations, group work, pair work, individual work, handouts, tests,
teaching practice, tutorial, written assignments, visits and observation.
You will write assignments in your own time and compile an electronic coursework portfolio containing
assignments, session plans, teaching material, tutor assessments and self-evaluations.
The course uses Google Classroom, a Virtual Learning Environment. Resources, discussion and news forums
will all be available on this site. Your assignments will be submitted and feedback will be given via Google
In addition, you will be required to:
• Do some research on your own as guided by your tutor
• Participate in forum discussions.
We encourage you to either take part in or observe lipreading classes. You will have access to City Lit’s online lipreading classes.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
We recommended you purchase one of the following books:
• Gravells A., (2014) The Award in Education and Training (Further Education and Skills) London Sage
Publications (approx £15.00 from www.amazon.co.uk)
• Gravells A., (2014) Passing Assessments for the Award in Education & Training London Sage Publications
(approx £15.00 from www.amazon.co.uk)
• Francis, M., 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 Publications (approx £20.00 from
• Wilson L., (2014) Practical Teaching: a Guide to Teaching in the Education and Training Sector Open
University Press. (approx £25 from www.amazon.co.uk)
Paper, pens, a course folder to organise session handouts, task sheets and notes from sessions, dividers,
memory stick, printer ink and other stationery items
• Cost of travel and/or staying in London for your final microteaching assessment in June 2022 (to be arranged by student)
• Membership of Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults (ATLA). Student membership is currently fee.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
This course is the minimum qualification you need in order to start teaching adults.
You can continue from here to the PGCE/Cert.Ed. Your course tutor can signpost you to further courses and appropriate advice.
GT106 Lipreading Teacher Training Course.
As an ATLA student member, you could attend ATLA national and regional training days.
Lorraine’s career working with deaf people spans more than 30 years. Following her training at City Lit, she became a hearing therapist and lipreading teacher within an NHS audiology department. She subsequently worked with deaf children in schools, supporting them with their language development. Lorraine joined City Lit in 2008 to manage the Acquired Hearing Loss programme and has since developed many initiatives, such as Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss courses for armed Forces personnel and veterans, as well as training for Social Services staff to support deaf people. Lorraine enjoys teaching all the varied topics about deafness. She is a passionate champion of the benefits of lipreading classes and has spoken on the issues on BBC Radio 4 and at the House of Commons. In her role as Head of Programme, she is currently involved in the City Lit’s centenary campaign #HearMyLips to train more lipreading teachers across the U.K. Lorraine has a B.A. (Hons) in French and Russian.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.