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Teaching English (Literacy) in Education and Training University Certificate in Advanced Professional Development

The course provides the opportunity for the continuing professional development of qualified teachers working in the field of adult literacy.


Course overview

It is designed for trainees who already hold a teaching qualification and would like to specialise further.

This is an award of Teesside University delivered at Stockton Riverside College (01642 865506) and Darlington College (01325 503030).

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Where you study

You study at Stockton Riverside College or Darlington College.


Course details

How you learn

Teaching and learning includes lectures, workshops and seminars. Assessment includes an individual learning portfolio, essays, a case study, reports, attendance at a one day subject specialist fair, observations of four teaching sessions and completion of at least 50 hours of literacy teaching.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • a Certificate in Education or a Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (or equivalent)
  • evidence of personal English skills at level 3 prior to course entry
  • a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for regulated activity
  • a teaching practice placement of at least 50 hours in an appropriate context.



Career opportunities

This course is a continuing professional development award for adult literacy teachers working in education and training. Completion of this award can contribute to you obtaining Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.



2023/24 entry

Fee for applicants:

£2,250 (for award/ 20 credits)

  • Length: 30 weeks
  • Start date: September
  • Level: Diploma
  • Credits: 20

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