What will I learn?

The pre-service programme is designed for those who are not currently teaching but are suitably qualified and who would like to work in the lifelong learning sector. The sector includes further, higher and adult education, community and youth services, the health services, uniformed services (the armed forces, prison, the police and fire services), and private trainers and large organisations with their own training departments. It also includes provision for teaching 14 to 16-year-olds in some subjects.The programme is based on five big ideas as follows:1. Reflective practice: working in post-16 education and training is both exhausting and exhilarating. Encompassing all educational provision – formal, non-formal and informal – anything that falls between schooling and universities, there a no pre-defined pedagogic models for trainees to assume. They emerge as professional when they are able to situate themselves within and critique the interconnections between context and how it is shaped by research, policy and practice.2. Equity, diversity and inclusion: trainees may work in contexts as diverse as parents in a primary school or vulnerable learners in a high security prison; in multi-lingual and multi-faith inner city locations or mono-cultural rural communities. What defines post-16 professionalism is a commitment to education for all and the dexterity to move between these cohorts with ease.3. Professionalism: post-16 education is a recently professionalised occupation and as policy unfolds its claim on this status is open to interrogation. It is not conclusive that post-16 teaching as a profession is either desirable or possible however, this programme aims to highlight the positive role of teaching in post-16 education and its wide ranging area of employment opportunities. Threaded through the programme is an exploration of what this concept means, how it has changed and developed and what its implications are for critical reflection and considerations of social justice.4. Pedagogy, curriculum and assessment: trainees will explore and critique current issues as well as acquire technical competence in approaches to the three central concepts of pedagogy, curriculum and assessment. Exploring and critiquing rather than assuming the mantel of the ETF professional standards, they will appreciate distinctions between assessment of, for and as learning.5. Collaboration: The programme will be developed through a process of close partnership working with feedback from trainees, mentors and employers. Our partnership model means that FE Colleges, as employers are fully involved in the setting up and management of provision. We work towards a common set of principles protocols and standards to ensure the programme has academic rigour and professional relevance.

Which department am I in?

Education and Professional Development

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Bridlington

St Mary's Walk,

Bridlington,

East Riding Of Yorkshire,

YO16 7JW, England

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Beverley Campus

Flemingate Centre,

Beverley,

East Riding Of Yorkshire,

HU17 0GH, England

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