Our Professional Graduate Certificate Further Education and Skills will give you vital skills to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). This full time programme will lead to a qualification for teaching in further education colleges.
While training with us, you will gain essential teaching skills and classroom management, 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 and community organisations. Our programme also encompasses training for public services and a wide range of commercial and voluntary organisations.
The quality of teacher training in Further Education was rated as "Good" in Ofsted report for Initial Teacher Education 2016. The report identified "the good understanding trainees develop of cultural diversity and of individual learners' needs in the providers where they are placed or employed" as a key strength.
Our programme teaches 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 and 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. Most importantly, you will learn how to generate enthusiasm for language learning, as well as how to challenge and empower your learners.
The 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. You will be supported and assessed by a work mentor as well as a tutor at the university as you plan, deliver and assess teaching strategies.
Graduates for this programme can pursue a teaching career in the lifelong learning sector. Our students have a 96% employment rate within six months of graduation.