Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector Certificate of Continuing Professional Development





About the course

This University Diploma is a part time course run over one academic year. Potential candidates for this course will currently be teachers of numeracy or key/functional skills for a minimum of 50 hours per academic year.

The Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy CDP) in the Lifelong Learning Sector course provides an opportunity to enhance knowledge of numeracy teaching and numeracy skills, as well as meeting the requirements for qualified status for literacy tutors in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Flexible attendance patterns are available (depending on individual centre arrangements) and typically involve taught sessions, teaching practice and accessing online course materials and discussion forums.



Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector - Certificate of Continuing Professional Development - Bedford College

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  • Course level - Undergraduate
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  • Campus Location - Bedford College
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 6 Months
  • Attendance - | Part-time day
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Why choose this course?

The course is delivered at Partner Colleges and provide a logical progression route from the Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education) as well as a relevant CPD qualification.


The diploma awards have been developed in collaboration with the partner colleges who offer these courses. This has enabled `real development needs of staff within the Lifelong Learning Sector to be identified and addressed within the qualifications. Colleagues have been involved at all stages of the planning of the awards units offered, outline teaching schedules and assessment strategies.


All course participants are expected to make direct and meaningful connections between the course content and their own work-based experiences and aspirations. All assignments are based around the specific needs of the participants and their organisations and draw upon evidence gathered in the work place.


This University Diploma provides a structure within which to deliver the requirements for Skills for Life specialist teachers. The PCE professional standards and their application for teachers of English (Literacy and ESOL) and Mathematics (Numeracy) underpin the qualifications developed for specialist teachers. The new qualifications for the three Skills for Life pathways, endorsed by LSIS, are offered as University Diplomas enabling those working within this area of lifelong learning the ability to gain the required LSIS qualifications whilst building credit towards their Degree.


NB: The taught part of this course generally starts in November of the academic year to ensure that recruitment can take place at the start of the FE Autumn Term



Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Units

  • Numeracy Knowledge Understanding, Practice And The Learners (TPD007-2) Compulsory
  • Numeracy Learning And Teaching (TPD008-2) Compulsory



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How will I be assessed?

Unit assessment is based on specified learning outcomes and assessment criteria set by LSIS. The learning outcomes approach tries to combine the elements of competence orientation with the promotion of reflective practice and is appropriate for a course where the focus is on meeting professional standards and the CPD requirements for teachers working in the Lifelong Learning Sector.


Each unit has its own assessment. As far as possible, assessment across units has been designed to give participants experience of a wide range of assessment tools. The specific focus of each assignment will be negotiated individually between the unit tutor and the student, within the parameters of the unit, in order to ensure that the assignment meets the personal and professional needs of the student.


Learners will be working and teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector and the assessments support development of practice. The assessments will be closely linked to the learners work role and therefore areas of focus for assessment work will be negotiated where possible and tailored to meet learner needs.


When you have accumulated the evidence to demonstrate that you have met the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria for an assessment you claim the credit for that assessment by submitting the evidence. The universitys assessment scale, based on grades does not apply: all assessments are made on a pass/refer/fail basis. There are no unit or assessment marks as such.


On the first submission of an assessment the student receives either a pass or a refer:

Pass- this indicates that credit may be claimed

Refer- this indicates that further work is required before credit may be claimed. The work may be resubmitted on one occasion.

A referral requires that a new submission be prepared, in negotiation with the unit tutor. On second submission the work will be awarded either a pass or a fail:

Pass this indicates that credit may be claimed

Fail this indicates that the submitted work does not meet the requirements


Assessment Regulations

  • All units must be passed (credited) at the appropriate level for the Award. There is no grading of the Award.
  • Units are assessed by the production of evidence to meet the unit outcomes specified for the Level of award for which the student is enrolled, and meeting the appropriate Level Criteria as specified in the Handbook.
  • Unless otherwise provided for in the Unit Descriptions, all Outcomes must be met for a unit to be credited.

Students must submit for a unit within one year of starting it. There is a formal requirement to request deferral to the Course Board (Assessment) after the conclusion of teaching for the unit. Any deferral is subject to UoB regulations.

Entry requirements

Students need be able to show the ability to work at HE2/L5.

There must be at least 50 hours of teaching practice. All teaching practice requirements must be within the relevant specialist area of Skills for Life

  • Numeracy teaching practice must be undertaken within at least two levels of the Skills for Life curriculum - Entry level and one other - level 1 or level 2
  • Teaching practice for regulated roles must take place within recognised locations, as defined within regulations

Students will need to evidence Level 3 Personal Skills in Mathematics as defined by LSIS

NB: Trainees can choose to undertake this qualification before, after or alongside a generic teaching qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The curriculum is professional and vocational rather than primarily academic, and will therefore place a premium on establishing links between theory and practice.

All participants will be part-time students concurrently engaged in teaching, and the learning and teaching strategy will be to build on their experience, providing both practical support and theoretical perspectives to enable students to:

  • Reflect on and develop practice
  • Evaluate learning in respect of its application to practice
  • Contextualise and prioritise practice in the light of theory

All students undertake the course part-time and are required to be employed in the appropriate role in an educational setting when they start the course. Occasionally, students who undertake voluntary tutoring are accepted, but special conditions need to be satisfied. Students are therefore on a career path and the course is taken in-service.

It should be noted that a large proportion of students undertaking the course in college centres may well already be employees of that college; far from seeking opportunities to engage students with management for career purposes, the task of the course team is to maintain an appropriate and constructive boundary.

Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and Funding

  • University Certificate in Continuing Professional Development
    Fees are:
    30 credits £750
    45 credits £1,125

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • University Certificate in Continuing Professional Development
    Fees are:
    30 credits £750
    45 credits £1,125

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • International students cannot apply for this course.

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Facilities

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

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