Pre-Teacher Training with A-Levels

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The programme is designed for students who are studying A Level subjects and who are contemplating continuing on to higher education degree courses, to study and to eventually pursue a career in teaching.

This course explores the circumstances leading to the development of Every Child Matters and the 2004 Children¿s Act. We look at how these documents underpin every level of provision of services for children in the 21st Century. We explore 20th Century development of educational theories and contemporary theorists. Students study and research:
- Child development
- Classroom management techniques
- Planning and creating teaching tools
- Other studies pertinent to supporting a student intending…

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The programme is designed for students who are studying A Level subjects and who are contemplating continuing on to higher education degree courses, to study and to eventually pursue a career in teaching.

This course explores the circumstances leading to the development of Every Child Matters and the 2004 Children¿s Act. We look at how these documents underpin every level of provision of services for children in the 21st Century. We explore 20th Century development of educational theories and contemporary theorists. Students study and research:
- Child development
- Classroom management techniques
- Planning and creating teaching tools
- Other studies pertinent to supporting a student intending to go on and study QTS.

Find out more about our A-level courses here

A-Level Structure:

Semester 1:
- What motivates us to teach?
- Introduction to CRB checks
- Victoria Climbie
- Every Child Matters
- Children¿s Act
- Investigating Soham
- Choosing your school
- Writing to schools
- What to expect on placement
- Reflective diaries
- Key learning theories
- Practice of inclusion
- Planning to teach
- Assessment
- Schemes of work
- Lesson planning
- Planning your first micro-teach

Semester 2:
- Feedback on placement experiences so far
- Barriers to learning
- Differentiation, what is it and why do we do it?
- Incorporating legal recommendations and recommended key theories into planning
- Advanced communication skills
- Negative and positive reinforcement
- Introducing literacy into the classroom
- Introducing numeracy into the classroom
- Risk assessment
- Health and safety in the classroom
- Science in the primary classroom
- Organising your teaching environment
- Planning a school trip
- Planning your second micro-teach
- Dealing with disclosure in the classroom
- Making effective referrals
- Purposes and uses of reinforcement
- What is an individual learning plan?
- Looking ahead to QTS.

End Qualification:

None - this course is non-accredited.

Entry Requirements:

Interview required

5 GCSEs at grade C (must include English, maths and/or science to make a meaningful progression to a QTS degree). You will also need to be willing to apply for and attend a practical school placement.

Assessment:

Discussion, pair work, group work, individual essays, projects and research and evaluation of practical placements.

Progression from this course:

The successful completion of this programme enables the student to progress on to places of higher education to study a teacher training or degree programme at university, e.g. QTS. You could go on to study education studies, child development or child psychology etc.

Location:

King's Lynn Campus - PE30 2QW

Duration:

1 Year

Start times:

September 2013

How to Apply:

Please apply online using the general college application form

Course Costs:

All students on full-time courses will need to pay a materials/resources fee. Details will be provided before enrolment. If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay tuition or registration fees for your course. For students aged 19 or over, there will be a tuition fee (depends on the course) for each year of the course as well as a registration fee (which includes exam fees). However, many students will be eligible for reduced fees and / or financial support towards the costs. Click here for detailed information. Please contact Student Services if you have further queries.

There may be some additional costs for your course. These will be made known to you at interview. Travel to and from placements must be self funded. You may be able to access the Learner Support Fund (information available from student services).

Additional Information:

Contact Student Services: King's Lynn - 01553 761144 Isle (Wisbech) - 01945 582561 A level courses in Wisbech are run and delivered in partnership with Thomas Clarkson Community College.

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