Diploma in Teaching English (Literacy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 5

Course Information

Cost*DurationExam Cost*Start DateStudy Type
£410TBCTBC1 October

Please note fees listed for a single academic year are subject to change, courses longer than one year may incur additional fees.


Entry Requirements

  • Cert Ed or equivalent
  • Level 3 literacy or above (as assessed at beginning of course)
  • 75 hours of teaching involving literacy and at two levels

Who Is The Course For?

This award is aimed at candidates who may:

  • Be teaching Literacy within Functional Skills
  • Be working to improve the literacy of their learners within their own subject
  • Wish to obtain a specialist qualification in Literacy, having completed their initial teacher training
  • Not be in a teaching role but are interested

What Will I Learn?

  • Tools of linguistic analysis
  • Factors affecting the development of language and literacy skills
  • The principles of learning, teaching and assessment and evaluation
  • To be more aware of their professional role, the essential value systems which underpin it and the legal requirements for carrying out that role.

These theories and principles will be applied to practice, in order to develop strategies to promote literacy in candidates’ own learners.

How Will I Learn?

Weekly classes will be supplemented by candidates’ own study. Assessment will be a mixture of: written assignments; presentations in class; dialogue following teaching observations; and a reflective journal.

What Can This Course Lead To?

The Certificate in Education having already been gained, this subsidiary course enables candidates to teach Literacy within Functional Skills.

Additional Information

Assignments will be submitted on paper and electronically. Candidates should ensure that they have a valid email address which they check frequently for the duration of the course. The course will be delivered weekly on Tuesday evenings in 2011-12, with the final class in early July 2012.


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