Introduction to Education and Training (IET) Evening

What is the Course About?

This single-module course is accredited by the University of Chester (20 credits at Level 4) and offers a practical introduction to teaching adults (post-16). It is designed for teachers, tutors and trainers who are either already teaching, or intend to teach their specialist subject in adult education and training; this can include public, private and/or voluntary settings.

A weekly three-hour session is offered with a choice (subject to numbers) of afternoon (1-4 pm) or evening (6-9 pm) attendance on Mondays.

What Subjects Will I Study?

The focus of this module is on the classroom environment and the key elements of the teaching and learning process. These elements include planning, delivery and assessment, linked to relevant educational theory and principles at an introductory level. Different teaching methods and learning resources are explored, including strategies to promote interest and learning, as well as approaches to the assessment of learning and achievement.

What are my progression and career options?

As this is also the first module of the two-year Certificate of Education in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Cert Ed), when you have successfully completed this module you can apply to be considered for the full Cert Ed in the following academic year. If this is the case, credits will be given for the module(s) already completed.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in two ways:

  • by your ability to plan, deliver and evaluate a successful 15‑minute 'micro-teach' session to a group on a topic related to your subject area, implementing what you have learned from the taught sessions, and

  • by a written assignment.

Entry requirements

  • An appropriate qualification in your intended teaching subject at Level 3 or above; or be working in an appropriate teaching or training context.

  • Level 2 qualification in English/Literacy and Maths/Numeracy
    (GCSE grade C or above, or Functional Skills).

  • Computer literacy – you must be able to use email, the Internet and a word processing package.

Note: This course has its own application, interviews and selection processes.

If you decide to apply, please contact us for the application form and further details. Interviews are normally held around May for the course starting in September, followed by a selection process before any places are offered. Early applications are encouraged, so that advice can be offered on any area(s) needing action prior to interview.