University of Dundee Teacher Training

By | 26th May 2017

University of Dundee Teacher Training

Teaching Qualification Further Education TQFE

 

At University of Dundee, the TQFE course is delivered almost entirely online, allowing you to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments. Our virtual learning environment is open 24/7 and you are encouraged to complete the well-structured course at your own pace. As well as our highly accessible and attractive virtual learning environment, you will benefit from a range of social media and online conferencing tools. University of Dundee Teacher Training

The TQFE team is comprised of a group of academics, some of whom are also employed in the college sector. The course materials are kept fully up to date; our virtual learning environment gives us the agility to respond quickly to new developments in the field. Members of the team are engaged in research into a wide range of topics including educational uses of social media tools; adult learners and motivation; the design of online learning environments.

University of Dundee Teacher Training

Who should study this course?

The course is designed for academic staff working in colleges and other educational institutions, who may be fairly new to teaching or who want to develop their existing teaching skills further. Course participants are often sponsored by their employers. The Scottish Government recommends that all college lecturers should complete TQFE within three years of appointment.

Staff on the course come from a variety of backgrounds and together have a wealth of experience in teaching in a range of educational sectors.

The TQFE course is underpinned by the Scottish Government’s (2012) Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges which define the lecturer’s role and contribution to their educational setting. In keeping with these standards, the course recognises the role lecturers play in ‘enabling people from all sections of the community to be included in education and achieve their potential as successful learners and future citizens’. The course aims to fully prepare lecturers for the fast-changing world of teaching in the post-compulsory sector.

 

How you will be taught

This course is an in-service provision offered in partnership with participating colleges and organisations. It is flexible and grounded in professional practice.

For those undertaking the full course, there are two 30 credit modules to complete – one per semester. Credit (up to 50% of the course) may be awarded for other teaching qualifications, upon application to the Programme Director.

Each 30 credit module requires 300 hours of notional participant effort which includes directed study via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), work-based activities, face-to-face contact at optional workshops, tutor support via TQFE-Tutor, private study and assessment.

Postgraduate: degree or relevant professional qualification
Undergraduate HND or equivalent relevant professional qualification

The course contains 120 hours of teaching. At application stage you may be asked to provide evidence that you can do this (with, for example, a letter from employer). This is an in-service course and applicants are normally expected to have at least two years’ teaching experience.

You need to meet the following minimum core skills requirements: Literacy/Communication SCQF Level 6; ICT SCQF Level 5; and Numeracy SCQF Level 4.

Credit is available for those with recognised teaching qualifications.