New courses for teaching adults

SUSSEX Downs College is reminding those who are teaching adults in the further education sector that they need to gain a relevant teaching qualification.

They need either the PGCE/Certificate in Education or the DTLLS Post Compulsory Initial Teacher Training qualification, in order to teach in this sector.

Liz Moore, the administrator for teacher training courses, said, “All teachers or trainers in further education and adult education are required to hold or be working towards these qualifications.

“To help those working in education to gain the necessary qualification from September we will be offering both morning and afternoon sessions at the campuses in both Lewes and Eastbourne.”

The two year part-time course consists of a number of modules which run for 30 weeks during the academic year.

Research and written assignments are linked to teaching.

Taught modules incorporate teaching observations, reflections on own practice and related teaching and learning theory.

Trainee’s successfully completing years one and two will gain the full qualification.

Phil Lugton, course Leader for Initial Teacher Training/Education, said “Trainees have been able to take knowledge and understanding gained from the course to achieve outstanding grades in college observations, which in turn has helped to raise self-esteem and confidence levels. Achievement rates have also been consistently high, averaging 98 per cent.”

Candidates must attend an information session to be considered for a place on the courses and for further information contact liz.moore@sussexdowns.ac.uk or call 01273 402494.