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INTRODUCTION TO DELIVERING LEARNING OR EQUIVALENT
QUALIFICATION BASED ON NEW GOVERNMENT TEACHER TRAINING
GUIDELINES FROM SEPTEMBER 2007

Level 3
Start Date: September 08
Duration: Various options available
Location: Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus
Course Code: H1492
Award: C&G
Mode of Delivery: PT

Entry requirements: You must pass a communication test to ascertain whether you
have the skills necessary to undertake the written assignments.
This course is an enjoyable and interactive introduction designed to help you decide
whether you would be happy and successful in a teaching/training role.
You will learn how to plan, implement, assess and evaluate sessions of learning. You
will be given the opportunity to reflect on your own learning experiences in order to
identify how you might facilitate the learning of others. Most importantly you will be
offered the opportunity to try out your skills by teaching your peer group (micro-
teaching). You will be able to gain accreditation by completing a series of short
assignments and your micro-teach. At the end of the course you will have a meeting
with your course tutor who will advise you as to the best route for progression.



CERTIFICATE IN FURTHER EDUCATION TEACHING LEVEL 4 – STAGE 1 OR
EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION BASED ON NEW GOVERNMENT TEACHER
TRAINING GUIDELINES FROM SEPTEMBER 2007

Level 4
Start Date: Sept 08, Oct 08
Duration: 36 weeks and 25 weeks
Location: Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus
Course Code: H1021
Award: C&G
Mode of Delivery: PT

Entry requirements: You must be appropriately qualified in the subject you intend to
teach, have an English qualification at least equivalent to GCSE grades A–C
and be able to log 20 hours of teaching practice. You must also pass a
communication test to ascertain whether you have the skills necessary to undertake
the written assignment.

This is an in-service course that you will need to complete to meet the DfES
(Department for Education and Skills) requirements for teachers in Further and Adult
Education. It will also meet your needs if you train colleagues in the workplace as
part of your job role.

Areas of study include:
• Further Education National Training Organisation
  (FENTO) standards
• Assessing learners’ needs
• Planning learning programmed
• Developing and using a range of teaching and
  learning techniques
• Managing the learning process
• Supporting learners
• Assessing the outcomes of learning
• Reflecting on and evaluating one’s own performance
• Planning future practice

Assessment: Combination of observation of your teaching/training and related
assignments.



CERTIFICATE IN FURTHER EDUCATION TEACHING LEVEL 4 – STAGE 2 OR
EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION BASED ON NEW GOVERNMENT TEACHER
TRAINING GUIDELINES FROM SEPTEMBER 2007

Level 4
Start Date: Sept 08, Feb 09
Duration: 36 weeks
Location: Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus
Course Code: H0212
Award: C&G
Mode of Delivery: PT

Entry requirements: You must have achieved Stage 1 (or go through a rigorous
Accredited Prior Learning (APL) process to demonstrate that you have achieved all
the FENTO standards at Stage 1). You will be appropriately qualified in the subject
you intend to teach and have an English qualification at least equivalent to GCSE
grades A–C. You must also pass a communication test to ascertain whether you
have the skills necessary to undertake the written assignments. You must be able to
log sixty hours of teaching while on the programme.
This is an in-service course, which you may need to complete successfully to meet
DfES requirements. You may also find it valuable if you train colleagues in the
workplace as part of your job role. We offer the programme as a part-time evening
class, one session of three hours per week over a full academic year starting in
October.

Areas of study include:
• FENTO standards
• Assessing learners needs
• Planning learning programmes
• Developing and using a range of teaching
  and learning techniques
• Managing the learning process
•   Supporting learners
•   Assessing the outcomes of learning
•   Reflecting on and evaluating one’s own performance
•   Planning future practice
•   Organisational issues that impact on you and
    your learners.

Assessment: Combination of observation of your teaching /training and related
assignments.



CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION/POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF
EDUCATION (POST-COMPULSORY EDUCATION) – STAGE 3

Level 5
Start Date: September 08
Duration: 30 weeks
Location: Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus
Course Code: H0881
Award:OB
Mode of Delivery: PT

Entry requirements: Stages 1 and 2 FENTO-approved qualification or equivalent.
This is a 30-week part-time course offered at Milton Keynes in franchise with Oxford
Brookes University one day or one evening a week. It provides the Stage 3 FENTO-
approved qualification, which you will need to complete successfully to meet the
DfES requirements for full and substantial part-time teachers in Further and Adult
Education. It may also be useful to you if a substantial part of your work role involves
supporting and training staff – as, for example, in the NHS.
Course content builds on the work you have done at Stages 1 and 2 and the FENTO
standards are at the core of the programme. However, at this level you will use the
outcomes of academic research to review and develop your practice and will
consider the national context of post-compulsory education.
This course attracts a tuition fee loan from your Local Education Authority (LEA) for
the academic year 2007/8. You will need to apply for funding after you have been
offered a place on the course and provide proof of your application when you enrol.
Tuition fees are repayable by the student once earning over £15,000 per annum.

Assessment: Assignment and observation of practice and at this level a more
academic approach is required.


POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION
(PGCE) SECONDARY MATHEMATICS

Level 7
Start Date: Sept 08
Duration: 1 year
Location: TBC
Course Code: TBC
Award: UOB
Mode of Delivery: FT
Entry requirements: Candidates should possess a good Honours degree in
mathematics or from an area with significant mathematical focus such as Business or
Engineering. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and
Mathematics. Recent and relevant experience of working with children preferably in a
mainstream school.
We also welcome applications from international students. Students who do not have
GCSE grade C in English need to have average score of 6.5 IELTS, including an
individual score of at least 6.5 on each of the four
areas. All suitable applicants will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the
Criminal Records Bureau.

Areas of Study: Mathematics is an exciting, challenging and demanding subject
within the school curriculum. Students will develop skills to help pupils acquire a
broad spectrum of knowledge, skills and mathematical concepts and help them to
develop their thinking processes through investigational and problem solving
approaches. Students attend subject specific sessions, lectures and seminars
designed to develop awareness and understanding of general professional issues.
In addition, students explore the nature and content of the mathematics curriculum,
the role of Information Communication Technology in relation to mathematics and
issues such as planning and assessment. This course is an extension to the current
secondary mathematics teacher training provision at the University and is developed
in partnership with Milton Keynes secondary schools.
Trainees on the course will complete two school placements in Milton Keynes and it
is possible that some of the teaching on the course will be delivered at a Milton
Keynes venue.

Assessment: Teaching is through lectures, seminars and workshops with
opportunities for working independently and collaboratively. There are course
assignments, but no formal examinations, and the continuous assessment of
teaching is based on achieving the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status
specified in the most recent government documentation.
From 2007, this course is offered for assessment at two levels. Trainees will either be
assessed for, and awarded, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS and
60 Masters Level Credits or the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education with
QTS and 60 Level 3 Credits.



POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (PGCE) SECONDARY
MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Level 7
Start Date: September 08
Duration: 1 year
Location: TBC
Course Code: TBC
Award: UOB
Mode of Delivery: FT
Entry requirements: Candidates should possess a good Honours degree in a modern
foreign language (French, German, Spanish or Italian). All applicants must have
GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics. All candidates must have
some recent and relevant experience of working with children preferably in a
mainstream school.
We also welcome applications from international students. Students who do not have
GCSE grade C in English need to have average score of 6.5 IELTS, including an
individual score of at least 6.5 on each of the four
areas. All suitable applicants will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the
Criminal Records Bureau.

Areas of Study: This course is designed to enable students to teach modern foreign
languages to GCSE level and, offer the experience of teaching at post 16 level.
Students attend subject specific sessions, lectures and seminars to develop
awareness and understanding of general professional issues, and practical issues
such as lesson planning and assessment.
Students explore a wide-range of resources and teaching strategies available to
present languages in an interesting, informative and relevant way including the use of
practical and investigative work. Students also examine the role of Information
Communication Technology in the teaching and learning of languages.
This course is developed in partnership with Lord Grey School, a specialist
languages college in Milton Keynes, where the subject specific elements of the
course will be taught. Trainees on the course will complete two secondary school
placements during the year.

Assessment: Teaching is through lectures, seminars and workshops with
opportunities for working independently and collaboratively. There are course
assignments, but no formal examinations, and the continuous assessment of
teaching is based on achieving the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status
specified in the most recent government documentation.
From 2007, this course is offered for assessment at two levels. Trainees will either be
assessed for, and awarded, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS and
60 Masters Level Credits or the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education with
QTS and 60 Level 3 Credits.

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (PGCE) SECONDARY
SCIENCE

Level 7
Start Date: September 08
Duration: 1 year
Location: TBC
Course Code: TBC
Award: UOB
Mode of Delivery: FT

Entry requirements: Candidates should possess a good Honours degree in a science
subject or a degree, 50% of which is in science. All applicants must have GCSE
grade C (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics. All candidates must have some
recent and relevant experience of working with children preferably in a mainstream
school.
We also welcome applications from international students. Students who do not have
GCSE grade C in English need to have average score of 6.5 IELTS, including an
individual score of at least 6.5 on each of the four
areas. All suitable applicants will be interviewed and will undergo a check by the
Criminal Records Bureau.

Areas of Study: This course is designed to enable students to teach broad balanced
science to GCSE level and a specialist science discipline to GCE Advanced Level.
Students attend subject specific sessions, lectures and seminars to develop
awareness and understanding of general professional issues, the role of the National
Curriculum in relation to science and practical issues such as lesson planning,
assessment.
Students explore a wide-range of resources and teaching strategies available to
present science in an interesting, informative and relevant way including the use of
practical and investigative work. Students also examine the role of Information
Communication Technology in the teaching and learning of science.
This course is an extension to the current secondary science teacher training
provision at the University and is developed in partnership with Milton Keynes
secondary schools. Trainees on the course will complete two school placements in
Milton Keynes and it is possible that some of the teaching on the course will be
delivered at a Milton Keynes venue.

Assessment: Teaching is through lectures, seminars and workshops with
opportunities for working independently and collaboratively. There are course
assignments, but no formal examinations, and the continuous assessment of
teaching is based on achieving the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status
specified in the most recent government documentation.
From 2007, this course is offered for assessment at two levels. Trainees will either be
assessed for, and awarded, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS and
60 Masters Level Credits or the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education with
QTS and 60 Level 3 Credits.



ADVANCED STANDING MODULE

Level 4
Start Date: May/June 08/09
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus
Course Code: H1019
Award: OB
Mode of Delivery: PT

Entry Requirements: This is a short course franchised from Oxford Brookes. It is
designed to give access to the Stage 3 programme if you have teaching
qualifications other than City & Guilds Stages 1 and 2 or if you achieved these more
than three years ago. The focus is on reminding you of the content of your initial
training, reviewing your current practice in relation to the FENTO standards at Stage
2 and if necessary supporting you in taking an academic approach to study.
This course attracts a mandatory award from your Local Education Authority (LEA)
for the academic year 2007/8. You will need to apply for funding after you have been
offered a place on the course and provide proof of your application when you enrol to
ensure that the LEA receives the bill (failure to do this will make you liable for the
fees).
We will run this programme in May/June in preparation for the September intake. The
course is 16 hours of direct contact and will be organised to suit the majority of
learners who need to attend.


FOUNDATION DEGREE (FD) LEARNING AND TEACHING (SCHOOLS)

Level 5
Start Date: Various
Duration: 2 years, 1 day per week
Location: Work Based Learning / Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus
Course Code: TBC
Award: UN
Mode of Delivery: WBL

Entry requirements: All students must demonstrate the ability to undertake
intermediate degree level study through prior qualifications at NVQ Level 3 or
equivalent. Appropriate levels of Numeracy and Literacy are required to support
learners in schools. The usual expectation is a minimum of 2 years' experience in an
educational setting. Applicants will require a positive employer's reference, from the
Headteacher (or equivalent) stating their support for study during term-time.

Foundation degrees are designed to work in conjunction with your employment,
enabling you to apply your work-based experience to the way you approach the
course. For this reason the Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching is only
available to those working within an educational setting. The course is designed for
Teaching Assistants and unqualified teachers who are currently working in schools
and who wish to gain a recognised qualification specific to their role. It aims to
broaden and deepen Teaching Assistants' understanding of children's learning and to
develop their ability to support teachers in raising pupil achievements. Students are
encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of their work by analysing it in the
context of relevant principles and research.

The FDLT is equivalent to the first two years of a University Degree.
There is the opportunity to receive an honours degree BA (Hons) in Learning and
Teaching via a third year of study. Where possible the third year will be run on the
same day and at the same venue as the FDLT course, although this cannot be
guaranteed.

Some students go on to apply to a course which prepares them for Qualified Teacher
Status (QTS). In order to be admitted to a QTS course, students will be required to
hold GCE/GCSE qualifications in English, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or
above, or their equivalent. Students applying to qualify as secondary school teachers
are not currently required to have Science GCSE Grade C or equivalent. However,
they are required to demonstrate degree level subject knowledge in the subject which
they intend to teach.
Key features:

   This is an employment-based course designed to fit in with your work as a
    teaching assistant or unqualified teacher.
   Modules are designed to help you develop excellent models of practice
    underpinned by theoretical understanding.
   You will have the opportunity to demonstrate and develop your classroom skills
    through the work-based modules.
   There are no examinations.
   You are supported by a school-based mentor and by visits from a personal
    academic tutor.

Areas of Study:

   Core Curriculum, ICT Subject-Based and Cross-Curricular Issues
   General Issues and Special Educational Needs
   Learning and Teaching in Educational Organisations
   Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching
   Reflecting on Practice
   Support for Learning and Teaching

Assessment: Assignments, practical projects, presentations and portfolios of work
practice.


BA (HONS) LEARNING & TEACHING (subject to approval)

Level 6
Start Date: September 08
Duration: 1 year full-time, 4 terms part-time
Course Code: TBC
Award: UN
Mode of Delivery: FT/PT

Entry Requirements: Completion of a Foundation Degree in Teaching & Learning, or
equivalent, amounting to 240 CATs points.
This course is a Level 3 course designed to follow on from a Foundation Degree for
Teaching Assistants to enable students to achieve BA (Hons) in Learning and
Teaching. It provides an opportunity to examine what lies behind contentious
educational issues and a chance to take part in some of the key debates that
surround education and schooling. It is suitable preparation for entry to QTS
programmes in Key Stage 1 and 2. For those who want to gain QTS at secondary
level, additional subject study will be required but the course is flexible and can
accommodate some specialist study.(All students wishing to gain QTS have to meet
certain basic entry requirements, see www.tda.gov.uk)

For those who do not want to progress to QTS the course offers an understanding of
education which will be useful to those aiming for careers allied to teaching, such as,
Extended-School Managers or Learning Mentors

Key features:

   ‘Online’ module-Educational Debates in Learning and Teaching
   One day a week attendance to accommodate students’ employment
   Dissertation of own choice
   Highly experienced and supportive tutors

Unlike a Foundation Degree or a Teaching Certificate, this is not a work-based
course. It deals with issues behind and beyond classroom practice. It encourages
students to move on from being ‘reflective practitioners’, as required on the
Foundation Degree, to being professionals with a deeper understanding of
educational issues and their own motivations and reactions to situations.

Areas of study include:

   Issues of Equality in Educational Settings
    This module investigates the ways in which gender, ‘race’, ethnicity, social class,
    sexuality and disability can influence children’s differing experiences of
    education.

   Professional Practice in Education (optional module)
    This module involves both theoretical and practical elements with an emphasis
    on developing professional knowledge and competence. To allow for subject
    specialisation, this module may be substituted with any other Level Three module
    of 20 credits or more.

   Educational Debates in Learning and Teaching (online)
    This module takes an innovative approach to learning by means of electronic
    conferencing, in which students investigate and debate key issues in education.

   Research Methods in Education
    As a parallel module to the Dissertation, this module introduces students to data
    collection method, research methodology, how to write research reports and the
    ethics of research in educational settings.

   Dissertation
    With the support of an academic tutor, students conduct independent, small-scale
    research and present their findings in the form of an extended study.

Assessment: This course is assessed through written assignments, presentations
and a Dissertation.


CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORTING LEARNERS (CHESL)
(subject to approval)

Level : varies depending on module
Start Date: TBC
Duration: TBC
Award: UN


Entry requirements: Applicants should normally be working as teaching assistants
and/or volunteers in an educational setting. We welcome applications from
parents/carers who have access to an educational setting. Applicants apply to study
individual modules and enrol for the CHESL award after they have built up 100 CATS
points on module study (the complete CHESL award is 120 CATS points).
The course aims to enhance and develop students’ knowledge and understanding of
the needs of children/learners in a range of educational contexts and settings.
Specifically, it will develop students’ competence in carrying out the professional role
expected of teaching and learning support staff, parents/carer or volunteer in a range
of educational settings. It will also improve the students’ study skills and academic
writing, appropriate to undergraduate study at Level One, and their ability to examine
issues from theory and established policy and practice.

On completion, students will have the ability to act as reflective practitioners,
analysing and critically evaluating educational policy, provision and practice.

This course supports teaching assistants seeking to gain Higher Level Teaching
Assistant (HLTA) status.

Students may progress to Foundation Degrees in Learning and Teaching or Early
Years SureStart Endorsed, then further onto linked honours degree awards to
become qualified teachers through an employment-based training route or through
further study on a postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). In order to be
admitted to a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) course, students will be required to
hold GCE/GCSE qualifications in English, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or
above, or their equivalent.

Key features:

      Individual modules can be taken as 'stand alone' courses
      Individual study programme can be built up at your own pace
      An excellent introduction to professional study at higher education level
      Highly relevant to professional practice in their school/educational setting
      Direct links to other higher education awards

Areas of Study:
Students are able to select from over 30 ‘stand-alone’ modules designed for those
with an interest in supporting learners in early years, primary, secondary and/or
special needs contexts.
     Supporting Learners with Literacy Difficulties
     Supporting Learners with Numeracy Difficulties
     Supporting Children’s Learning – Secondary 11-16
     Supporting Children’s Learning – Primary 5-11
     Supporting Children’s Learning and Development
     Supporting Learners with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
     Supporting Learners with Special Educational Needs
     Supporting Learners with Speech and Language Difficulties
     Supporting Learners with Social, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties
     Supporting Learners with SLD & PMLD
     Working with Parents
     Work-based modules

Assessment: There are no examinations. Assessments vary by module and include
portfolios, learning materials and short assignments.
CERTIFICATE IN ADULT LITERACY, NUMERACY, OR ESOL SUBJECT
SUPPORT OR EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION BASED ON NEW GOVERNMENT
TEACHER TRAINING GUIDELINES FROM SEPTEMBER 2007

Level 3
Start Date: September 08
Duration: 30 weeks
Location: Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus
Course Code: H2150
Award: C&G
Mode of Delivery: PT

Entry Requirements: These qualifications are ideal if you are supporting the teaching
and learning of adult literacy, numeracy or ESOL students or working with those with
other learning needs, such as physical disabilities. They are also directly relevant for
subject teachers (for example, engineering, geography, catering, etc.) who provide
adult literacy, numeracy or ESOL support to learners, particularly those on level 1 or
2 courses. Our level 3 subject support certificates fulfil the new FENTO requirements
for teachers.
You don’t need any previous experience or knowledge of basic skills teaching to
enrol. However, you will have to undertake a national test to demonstrate you have
skills at level 2 in literacy (for the Certificates in Literacy or ESOL Subject support) or
numeracy (for the Certificate in Numeracy Subject Support).



CERTIFICATE IN ADULT LITERACY SUBJECT SPECIALISM – LEVEL 4 OR
EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION BASED ON NEW GOVERNMENT TEACHER
TRAINING GUIDELINES FROM SEPTEMBER 2007

Level 4
Start Date: September 08
Duration: 30 weeks
Location: Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus
Course Code: H1431
Award: C&G
Mode of Delivery: PT

Entry Requirements: This qualification is endorsed by FENTO and designed
specifically to satisfy the DfES requirements for literacy tutors. We run this course as
a four hour per week provision over a full academic year.
The qualification consists of six units: three of these relate to language and literacy
and are externally assessed; three relate to the personal skills of speaking and
listening, reading and writing and are assessed by means of a portfolio of evidence. If
you have an English degree you will be exempt from the personal skills element of
the assessment. You will also be required to do thirty hours of literacy teaching
(individual and group work) and to be observed on three occasions.
The DfES requires that Basic Skills tutors have generic teacher training qualifications
at the appropriate level in addition to this specialist qualification, so you will need to
undertake teacher training after successfully completing this course.
CERTIFICATE IN ADULT ESOL SUBJECT SPECIALISM OR EQUIVALENT
QUALIFICATION BASED ON NEW GOVERNMENT TEACHER TRAINING
GUIDELINES FROM SEPTEMBER 2007

Level 4
Start Date: September 08
Duration: 34 weeks
Location: Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus
Course Code: H2146
Award: C&G
Mode of Delivery: PT

Entry Requirements: This qualification is ideal if you plan to teach or are already
teaching adult ESOL as a subject specialist, or wish to gain recognition for your
English language skills. It fulfils the FENTO requirement for teaching ESOL in Further
Education. To join this course you will need to hold an English qualification at level 3
(A Level or equivalent) however applicants without A-levels will be given due
consideration.
The qualification consists of units relating to the acquisition of English language.
These are assessed by written assignments and a portfolio of evidence. You will be
required to do thirty hours of ESOL teaching (individual and group work) and will be
observed teaching on three occasions.

								
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