In further education, literacy is an essential life skill to master, and it is your role to educate and inspire.
If you want to become a teacher of literacy in further education colleges, our postgraduate certificate in education Further Education and Skills will give you the skills you need. Your training will include teaching and classroom management, leading to the essential qualifications to required to achieve your goals.
The quality of teacher training in Further Education was rated as "Good" in Ofsted report for Initial Teacher Education 2016. The report stated that "Trainees plan and teach lessons that are innovative and supported by the educational theories they have learned."
Our PGCE Further Education and Skills focuses on a career teaching in colleges, adult education centres, art colleges, health care and community organisations.
Our programme also encompasses training for public services and a wide range of commercial and voluntary organisations.
Our programme will teach you how language and literacy is acquired and learned. You will review and analyse a variety of innovative approaches and resources for the teaching of literacy. This will include the four key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
This is taught in a range of contexts and embedded models. During your time with us, you will plan, deliver, assess and evaluate teaching and learning strategies. Most importantly you will learn how to generate enthusiasm for language learning, as well as how to challenge and empower your learners.
This programme is entirely coursework based. You will be assessed on the quality of written assignments and also your classroom teaching. Your teaching will be observed on eight occasions and you will need to pass all courses.
Graduates for this programme can pursue a teaching career in the lifelong learning sector.