What is special about this course?
This unit will familiarise you with important aspects of teaching in a college. The course is aimed at both inexperienced tutors who are new in post (or about to start), and experienced tutors who want to refresh their teaching competencies.
It is designed to develop core teaching skills and to promote engagement with learners in ways that are effective, stimulating and relevant to a college setting.
You will need to have basic computer skills in order to access the learning materials. You must also be working as a tutor in order to undertake the final course assessment. However, you may start the course before you commence teaching, as initial preparation for the role.
You will learn how to:
- Identify and take appropriate actions to address the collective and individual needs of learners.
- Use learning, assessment and teaching resources effectively to meet diverse learning needs.
- Measure and record progress and attainment.
- Use assessment feedback to promote learning
- Work with an understanding of the roles, rights and responsibilities of the lecturer.
- Comply with legislation and adopt good practice in relation to equality, social and cultural diversity and the protection and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable learners.
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
- Open Learning
The course has been designed primarily for online delivery with a range of learning materials: some text-based, some activity – based and some focussed on reflective practice.
Your tutor will provide you with a short induction to the course by phone, and you will then be provided with phone and email contact details for your tutor. If you have problems with any of the materials, or difficulties in understanding the course, ask your tutor. Your tutor is there to help you with any problems, however small.
How long will my course last?
Completion of the course will require approximately 30 hours of study.
Where can I study my course?
- Argyll College UHI
- Local Centres
Open Learning courses start on the following dates each year:
- 1st September
- 1st November
- 1st February
- 1st March
You are welcome to come along and enrol on this course at any time. However, your course will commence on the next start date after your enrolment.
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
On completion of this course you may wish to progress to the PDA Teaching Practice in Scotland’s Colleges, which is a level 9 qualification.
Is there more information available online?
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