Our country thrives on its international community. Here you will learn how to teach essential English language skills to students from around the world.
If you want to teach English to Speakers of an Other Language (ESOL) in further education colleges, our PGCE will provide you with the skills you need, including teaching and classroom management.
The quality of teacher training in Further Education was rated as "Good" in Ofsted report for Initial Teacher Education 2016. The report noted that "newly qualified teachers successfully capture the learners' interests in their subject as a result of their good subject knowledge, coupled with the innovative and wide range of activities they use in lessons."
Training with us will lead to the essential qualifications required to achieve your goals. Our Professional Graduate Certificate Further Education and Skills focuses on career teaching in colleges, adult education centres, art colleges, health care or community organisations.
Our course also encompasses training for public services and a wide range of commercial and voluntary organisations. You will learn how language is acquired and learned. You will review and analyse a variety of innovative approaches and resources for the teaching of ESOL. 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. You will be supported and assessed by a work mentor as well as a tutor at the university as you plan, deliver and assess ESOL teaching strategies. Most importantly you will learn how to generate enthusiasm for language learning, as well as how to challenge and empower your learners.
This course 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.
This qualification is mapped to the national teaching standards for the sector and provides full professional recognition as a teacher/trainer. Our students have a 97% employment rate within six months of graduation.