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Year of Entry 2021/22
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Post 16 and Further Education

Qualify to teach Post-16 and Further Education on this Education and Training Foundation (ETF)-recognised course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £13,995 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2021

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Course summary

  • Qualify to teach in Post-16 and Further Education.
  • Become eligible to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.
  • Undertake 120 hours of teaching, either in your place of work or on an arranged placement.
  • Study six theoretical and practice-based modules, examining teaching methods, behaviour and other subjects.

Gain the qualifications, skills and experience you need to teach in further education settings. The course is suitable for both new and practising teachers as you'll learn practical and theoretical skills invaluable to your career.

How you learn

You study subjects that are vital to your theoretical understanding of teaching and learning. You will learn to plan and execute lessons. How to support learners and manage the classroom. You will track your own progress against the Teaching Standards and gain practical teaching experience. You will have support from mentors and tutors.

You learn through

  • lectures, tutorials and seminars
  • written assignments
  • placements
  • presentations
  • planning and evaluating exercises
  • preparing teaching material
  • assessment of your practical teaching

Applied learning

Work placements

You apply the course theory through your teaching practice. This consists of at least 120 hours teaching over either one year or two. During the course, University staff and your placement or workplace mentor assess your teaching practice eight times. We have partnerships with a range of settings across the post-16 and further education sector, who provide us with a wide range of placement opportunities.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • further education colleges
  • school sixth forms
  • adult and community learning providers
  • private training companies
  • public services
  • voluntary sector

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in

  • further education colleges
  • sixth form colleges
  • schools
  • public services
  • private training organisations
  • voluntary sector
  • educational development
  • local education authorities
  • non-governmental organisations
  • charities

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Entry requirements

All students

Typically you need

• a level 3 qualification in your specialist subject

• level two (GCSE) or equivalent in English and mathematics*.

• experience of a Post-16 / Further Education teaching environment, that enables you to demonstrate awareness of your subject or specialist context in Post-16.

• the skills and commitment to benefit from higher education

In-service students must have evidence that they are already working as a teacher or tutor, will teach a minimum of 60 hours in each year of the course, and that their employer will provide a specialist mentor to support them

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving licence with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.

You must also complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.
* GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are
• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
• functional skills English and functional skills maths

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

International and European entry qualifications
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Exploring Your Specialist Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Extending Teaching For Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Learning, Teaching And Assessment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Learner Experience Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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