The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of formative tasks. Formative tasks will generate content that can be used in formal, end of module assessment.
Assessment methods include presentations, observation and critically reflective writing tasks which reference reading.
Formal course assessment comprises 2 assignments and a professional portfolio
The programme aims to train you to meet the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in FE and Skills. Two assignments provide the opportunity to gain 60 credits at Master’s level. The course is an holistic model with frequent re-visiting of themes, topics and skills.
The modules are:
Module 1: Learning Teaching and Assessment in Further Education and Skills
This module covers taught sessions in Semester 1 and culminates in Assignment 1 which is submitted towards the end of Semester 1 and is assessed at Master’s Level
Module 2: Curriculum, research-informed practice and professionalism in FE and Skills
This module focuses on practice, research and professional experience in the later part of the course and develops skills you will need to be a research- informed practitioner. The module culminates in the submission of Assignment 2 which is submitted in the later part of Semester 2 and is assessed at Master’s level.
Professional and Personal Development Portfolio
This portfolio focuses on evidence of your teaching practice.
The course is assessed as pass or fail and you need to pass all three components to successfully complete the course.