Is this course right for me?

Would you like to start a rewarding career teaching young people and adults? Or are you already teaching, but looking for a recognised qualification?

In addition to this formal requirement, evidence from past years shows that completion of the course enhances the career and employment potential of course members.

Whether you are a new or an experienced teacher, this part-time course helps you to develop your career in post-compulsory education. It gives you the skills, knowledge and qualification to begin or continue teaching in further education, adult and community education, prisons or work-based learning contexts.

If you already hold a degree, this teaching course is suitable for you. It allows you to achieve a Level 6 qualification, since you are progressing from previous Higher Education experience. The course is not intended for those wishing to teach in Primary or Secondary schools.

Additional information

More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

Fees

Visit the Financial Support and Finance page for more information.

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.

Start date

September

Entry requirements:

Academic requirements:

  • Honours Degree (at least 120 credits, with half at Level 6 or above)
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Evidence of literacy and numeracy skills at Level 2 (or above)
  • Ability to complete a minimum of 100 hours teaching practice over the duration of the course in an approved environment (e.g. FE, adult education, voluntary sector or publicly funded training provider). Undertake 40 hours observation of experienced practitioners.

Language requirements:

  • Good proficiency in English, with equivalent GCSE grade C or above
  • Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible above should have been taught and assessed in English
  • For overseas applicants: proficiency in English Language at IELTS level 7 or equivalent.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

Delivery:

This course is delivered as follows:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)
  • Guest Speakers

Assessment:

This course is assessed through a range of activities these can include:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation

Progression:

Upon completion of the course you will be able to seek employment in numerous forms of post-compulsory education.

If you are already teaching, you will have your skills formally recognised and may be able to seek an enhanced position.

Alternatively, you may choose to progress in your own studies, and could obtain a Masters degree in Education or in your specialist area.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Bangor

    Unit information

    Modules: Year 1 (Generic Modules):
    • Preparing to Teach
    • Learning and Applying Pedagogy
    • Planning and Assessing Learning
    • Professional Practice 1
    Modules: Year 2
    • Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment
    • Professional Practice 2
    Optional Modules: Year 2
    • Blended Learning
    • Teaching in a Bilingual Setting
    • Curriculum Development for Inclusive Learning
    • Embedding Essential Skills
    • Independent Study
    • Introduction to Curriculum Design
    • Mentoring and Tutoring
  • Dolgellau

    Unit information

    Modules: Year 1 (Generic Modules):
    • Preparing to Teach
    • Learning and Applying Pedagogy
    • Planning and Assessing Learning
    • Professional Practice 1
    Modules: Year 2
    • Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment
    • Professional Practice 2
    Optional Modules: Year 2
    • Blended Learning
    • Teaching in a Bilingual Setting
    • Curriculum Development for Inclusive Learning
    • Embedding Essential Skills
    • Independent Study
    • Introduction to Curriculum Design
    • Mentoring and Tutoring
  • Rhos-on-Sea

    Unit information

    Modules: Year 1 (Generic Modules):
    • Preparing to Teach
    • Learning and Applying Pedagogy
    • Planning and Assessing Learning
    • Professional Practice 1
    Modules: Year 2
    • Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment
    • Professional Practice 2
    Optional Modules: Year 2
    • Blended Learning
    • Teaching in a Bilingual Setting
    • Curriculum Development for Inclusive Learning
    • Embedding Essential Skills
    • Independent Study
    • Introduction to Curriculum Design
    • Mentoring and Tutoring