This course is designed to develop you as a professional English/Literacy/ESOL teacher by broadening and enhancing your existing professional knowledge and understanding, skills-base and practice. It is a part-time, one-year, in-service course, delivered one evening per week. If successful you will be awarded the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English.
Please note: If you succesfully completed a level three course at LSC in 2017-18 and want to progress to an HE course then you don't need to complete a UCAS application. Use the 'Apply' button to apply direct to the College.
- An initial teaching qualification (eg PGCE or Certificate of Education or DTTLS)
- A minimum of 50 hours teaching in the specialist area at two different levels is required
- To combine the literacy and ESOL specialism (as above) plus a minimum of 75 hours
- A subject mentor secured prior to starting the course
- Effective communication and a good command of written and spoken English
- Successful completion of a specialist initial assessment in language awareness NB: It is not necessary to have a CELTA to do the Diploma in Teaching English, either literacy or ESOL. If an applicant does have CELTA (or Trinity Certificate) they can apply for APL for direct entry to Module 2 of the Diploma in Teaching English.
Fees: £2,700 ALL fees will be collected by Canterbury Christ Church University
To apply for this course you must be aged 18 or over on or before the 31st August 2018
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Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence which includes observations, presentations and written assignments.
Aims of the course
To offer a professional development opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge required to teach English/literacy/ESOL in Further Education colleges, adult and community learning, 14-19 units in schools and academies, private training organisations, prison education and the public services (police, paramedics, fire service).
Successful completion of this course can lead to paid/permanent employment/promotion in this sector.
There will be a mix of delivery models used: classroom-based teaching, seminars, tutorials and workshops, independent research study and online learning. You will also have access to our VLE sites (eME and Blackboard) that will provide you with a range of materials and resources to support your learning whilst on this course. Both individual tutorial support and additional learning support are also available, if required.
What can I earn as a teacher? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. With a vocational qualification in teaching, you'll be starting on a career path with lots of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights.
- Teaching assistants start on around £15,000 a year and can earn £19,000 with a few years' experience
- Special needs teachers start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £46,000 with a few years' experience -Secondary school teachers start on around £29,000 a year and can earn up to £47,000 with a few years' experience