English Literature

Diploma Teaching English:  Functional Skills / Literacy / ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Year of entry

This diploma course offers an additional qualification for literacy/functional skills or ESOL teachers who have already undertaken an initial teaching qualification. It is also appropriate for teachers of other subjects who may wish to teach literacy/ functional skills or ESOL.

The course provides a framework for teachers to complete a Christ Church University diploma; it meets the requirements for literacy/functional skills and ESOL teachers working in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

There is an emphasis on allowing teachers to develop their knowledge of issues in functional skills/literacy or ESOL through relevant academic study and interaction with other course members.

On most courses participants are drawn for a wide range of professional settings, so you'll learn from the experiences of your peers and expand your professional network.

The main focus of the course is on working with teachers of Functional Skills/ Literacy or ESOL, or those training to be teachers, to enhance and develop their subject knowledge. Subjects studied are:

  • The structure of spoken and written English
  • The language systems of English
  • The Social Development of Language and Literacy
  • Language and Literacy Acquisition
  • Language and Literacy Development in the Classroom
  • About the Programme

You'll attend approximately 100 taught hours. Typically the taught sessions take place weekly over an academic year.

Completion of the diploma, in addition to a recognised teaching qualification allows Literacy and ESOL teachers to apply for QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills).

Fees

2019/20 tuition fees for this course

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time  N/A N/A
Part-time  TBC  N/A

Tuition fees for all courses which last more than one academic year are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

There will be an annual inflationary increase in tuition fees for this course where the course lasts more than one academic year. For further information read the 2019/20 Tuition fee statements and continuing fee information.

Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.

Further information

 

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIs the cost Included in the tuition fee?Is the cost an additional cost to students?
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) The costs of Field trips are not included in the Tuition fee unless the trip is a compulsory element of the module. Yes, unless the Field trip is a compulsory element of the module.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

Purchase of own text books

No – students are expected to purchase their own text books. Yes – students are expected to purchase their own text books.

Data & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.

Occupational Health Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.
Professional Body registration No - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable. Yes - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable.
Travel to other sites No – students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information. Yes - students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information.
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages. Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course are included in the Tuition Fee. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages. Students must pay for additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course, or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages.
Library fees and fines Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student. Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student.
Printing and photocopying A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student. A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student.
Social events The tuition fee does not include the cost of any social events, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, the costs of social events are an additional cost payable by the student unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies IThe cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests. The cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests.

Assessment is through written assignments and four observed lessons.

To be selected for the course, you'll need to have:

  • An initial teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE / Cert Ed. / DTLLS) or be working towards one.
  • A background of working at a suitable academic level
  • Good literacy skills (There will be an initial assessment of literacy skills at interview)
  • An existing teaching placement or the possibility of arranging at least 50 hours of Literacy or ESOL teaching at two different curriculum levels in an appropriate context
  • An experienced colleague in the workplace who would be willing to act as a mentor

In order to apply for this course, you must apply directly to Lewisham and Southwark College.  Once you have been offered a place on the programme by the partner college, you will then need to complete your application to Canterbury Christ Church University.

For further information and guidance please email post.compulsory.education@canterbury.ac.uk or telephone 01227 923459.

Apply Direct / Part-time study

Location Length Start  
Diploma in Teaching English or Mathematics apply
Lewisham Southwark College (LEWISHAM) 1 year part-time September 2020

Fact file

UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • 100 taught hours over one academic year

Entry requirements

  • An initial teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE/ Cert Ed./DTLLS) or be working towards one and a background of working at a suitable academic level.
  • Good literacy skills (assessed at interview), an existing teaching placement or the possibility of arranging at least 50 hours in an appropriate context and an experienced colleague willing to act as a mentor.

Location

  • London

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