Teacher Training Courses

The purpose of this qualification is to provide a flexible range of learning opportunities for educational professionals to conduct observations of work-based teaching practice in order to assess the performance of tutors and provide feedback to improve performance.

It is aimed at managers and staff who carry out lesson observations as part of their organisation's quality assurance and quality enhancement processes (e.g. linked to internal quality cycles, appraisal, CPD and for staff in their probationary year), or of staff on initial teacher training courses.

  • About the Course
    The course focuses on the practical skills involved in undertaking observation in a variety of settings and tutor groups and offers opportunities to review organisational Observation of Teaching and Learning policy or to develop underpinning knowledge to support own practice. It will also explore a range of approaches to lesson observations.
  • Entry Requirements
    The minimum age for access to the qualification is 21 years. You need to be involved in the observation of teaching and learning of both newly qualified and experienced tutors in your institution.
  • Progression
    This qualification enables practitioners to gain accreditation for continuing professional development in observation in teaching and learning which may allow them to progress to a higher level qualification or to secure or maintain their employment at professional or managerial levels within education.
  • Assessment Method
    Assessment is rooted in workplace experience and is fully integrated with the delivery of the module. A variety of assessment techniques will be used to help you identify how you reflect on critical incidents and improve your own practice. You will use peer support and self-assessment to develop collaborative approaches to learning and development and to provide formative feedback. This will also be provided through comments by the course tutor on your written work at the draft stage.
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