All courses within the department focus on working within an education setting. For courses which lead to qualified teacher status there is a significant placement element in each year. This enables you to develop your skills as a teacher in the workplace.
If you are studying on a work-based course we will be developing your practice through applying the course content to your current work-based setting.
Our courses have a strong emphasis on developing your personal and professional development.
Our courses embed the professional standards relevant to the education setting in which you work or have a placement in. These are the Teachers’ Standards, the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) or the 2014 Professional Standards for Further Education (FE) teachers and trainers.
We work with a large partnership of schools and education settings and you will have the opportunities to work with a range of settings to develop new ideas and approaches to teaching that will develop your creative practice and increase your employability.
Portfolios are an important element to demonstrate evidence of practice. For the courses which lead to professional recognition you will keep a web-based online portfolio of evidence. This will allow you to capture your practice based learning and will be useful to you when you apply for work or further study.
Many courses within the department lead to recommendation for qualified teacher status. This may be Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).
Our end-of-year Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) conference is a fantastic opportunity to prepare you for your first teaching post.
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