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EDUC2052 Preparing to Teach (FE)

Module Overview

This module highlights the needs of learners for trainees. It covers a broad range of understanding from diversity and inclusion and how to plan to understanding learning theories and what these mean in the practical setting of the classroom. One of the pre-requisites for EDUC2053

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Identify individual and group learning needs (Initial assessment and diagnostics)
  • Analyse the impact of your own professional values and judgements on how you deal with your learners (case study).
  • Research a range of learning differences and disabilities and critically evaluate in the context of teaching and learning in FE Learning and Skills.
  • Plan learning which meets individual learners' and whole group needs
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Plan for the delivery of individual learning sessions using an appropriate range of inclusive teaching and learning strategies opriate range of inclusive teaching and learning strategies.
  • Evaluate your own professional practice with regard to individual and group learning sessions (using feedback from peers and others and with reference to minimum core).
  • Understand theories related to learning to underpin your research into producing effective teaching and learning resources ( to inform development of a tutors guide and the micro teaching session)
  • Appreciate the relevance of the Minimum Core both in your own development and in the teaching of functional skills
  • Understand the features of good and outstanding teaching and the roles and responsibilities of a professional teacher (observation)
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of equal opportunities and diversity in the context of FE Learning and Skills.


Theories associated with good teaching and learning in the FE and Learning and Skills sector. Researching a range of learning differences and difficulties. Development of effective teaching practice established within a secure environment. Models of professional reflection.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Trainees will teach peers in a classroom situation. They will plan, prepare, build resources, teach lessons, reflect on their practice and react to observations from peers and tutors. All the Trainees will receive regular feedback with personalised targets set to improve practice. The Teaching and Learning methods will be personalised to support each Trainee's individual needs and requirements using whole class, lecture, discussion, seminar groups, peer learning sets and self directed study. All trainees will learn in placement by observing an experienced practitioner and gaining support from a subject specialist

Independent Study105
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Teaching Today. 

In at the Deep End: A Survival Guide for Teachers in Post-Compulsory Education. 

Teaching & Training in LifeLong Learning. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-Requisite: EDUC2056


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase reading texts as appropriate.

Travel Costs for placements

Costs may include travel costs to and from placement as well as costs of materials associated with general teaching, such as stationary and the wearing of appropriate and professional attire. Trainees will not incur costs 'over and above that expected by qualified teachers employed by that school'. (placements)

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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