All full time Generic Pathway courses will start on Wednesday 9th September 2015.  Your first lecture will be held in the Deane Lecture Theatre, please arrive by 9.45am for the lecture starting at 10.00am.

Please click the links below to access the course calendar and the overall full time schedule for 2015/16:

Course Calendar

FT Generic Pathway schedule

Please Note - this schedule will not always agree with the online University Timetable which can be accessed after enrolment as this course is taught outside the standard calendar hence the course will start earlier than indicated on the University timetable.



Preparation for Education and Training (PET) 20 credits (Level 4)

Required reading

Armitage, A., Evershed, J., Hayes, D.,  Hudson, A., Kent, J., Lawes, S., Poma, S. and Renwick, M. (2012) Teaching and Training in Lifelong Learning. 4th edition. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Gravells, A. and Simpson, S. (2012) Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector.  2nd edition. Exeter: Learning Matters

Petty, G (2009) Teaching Today, A Practical Guide. 4th edition. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes

Additional Reading

Avis, J., Fisher, R. and Thompson, R. (2010) Teaching in Lifelong Learning: a guide to theory and practice. Milton Keynes: Open University Press

Crawley, J. (2010) In at the deep end – a survival guide for teachers in post compulsory education. 2nd edition. London: David Fulton Publishers.

Gravells, A (2012) Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. (the new award) 5th edition. London: Sage Publications

Scales, P, (2012) Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. 2nd edition. Maidenhead: Open University Press

Tummons, J. and Powell, S. (2011) Inclusive Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector. (Achieving QTLS Series). Exeter: Learning Matters

Wallace, S (2011) Teaching, Tutoring and Training in the Lifelong Learning Sector. 4th edition.Exeter: Learning Matters

Web links


City & Guilds

Department for Education


Education and Training Foundation


The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation