Dip(CPD) Introduction to Teaching and Learning (HE5)

The Diploma of Continuing Professional Development (DipCPD) Introduction to Teaching and Learning is a short course offered by the University of Bolton. This bite-size programme is worth 20 credits at Level HE5 and focuses on essential knowledge and skills that could help get your teaching career underway.

Introduction to Teaching and Learning (HE5)

Key information

Award:

Dip(CPD)

Mode of Study:

Part-time

Duration:

15 weeks

Location:

University of Bolton

Start date:

To be confirmed

Course Details

The DipCPD Introduction to Teaching and Learning is a stand-alone programme designed to introduce you to the fundamental principles of teaching and learning in your specialist subject and key skills (mainly English and mathematics). It offers a focused preparation for the initial stages of your teaching career.

Our experienced teacher educators will help you build skills in planning and preparation and support you as you develop, deliver and evaluate a microteaching session. This process will help you gain knowledge and understanding of a professional teacher's role in the education sector. You'll also explore the boundaries and legislation that apply to this role.

This professional development course uses the University of Bolton as a context for exploring policies and procedures. We offer you an intensive programme of tuition where you attend the University for five full days. You'll then have two weeks to digest the course content and prepare your coursework for assessment.

The DipCPD Teaching and Learning in HE is a stand-alone award. It's also the first module of our Certificate in Education (Cert Ed 14+) initial teacher education qualification. You can use the credit towards this scheme if you wish to further your learning and qualifications.

We provide a supportive, challenging and interactive environment for your learning and development.

Highlights
  • We'll support you to take your initial steps into a career as a professional practitioner in the education sector.
  • You can learn how to reflect on your personal and professional experiences to help you identify specific areas for development.
  • We offer opportunities to build your communication and interpersonal skills, along with a greater awareness of your professional roles and responsibilities as a curriculum-specialist teacher.
  • We'll support you to develop skills in planning and preparation, including the embedding of wider skills so that you can meet the needs of learners whose English and mathematics skills could limit their achievement.
  • You can enhance your specialist skills and gain the confidence to continue developing in learning and practice settings.
  • We'll help you build your knowledge of the personal, social and cultural factors that influence learning and development.
Key Features
  • This stand-alone short course focuses on key practical and theoretical issues involved in planning and preparing to teach.
  • We'll help you understand how your knowledge can be applied to classroom practice and supports the approaches you take towards planning, preparing, assessing, evaluating and reviewing learning.
  • You can develop your skills in evaluating educational literature and research and learn how to apply your insights in practice.
  • We'll support you to develop inclusive approaches to teaching and learning that address issues of disability, age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, class and sexual orientation.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.


The University of Bolton's DipCPD Introduction to Teaching and Learning offers essential skills if you're at the outset of your career in this sector. This course will help you build confidence and prepare you for further study.

When you complete this course, you can use the credits gained towards the Certificate in Education 14+ programme offered by the University. Please contact the programme leader for details.


Course fees

Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021-2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

Bursaries

Click here for more information about the scholarships and bursaries available to University of Bolton undergraduate students.


For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:

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Course application details are unavailable at present


We use various teaching and learning methods to help you acquire and develop the appropriate knowledge, understanding, skills, and competencies to achieve the learning outcomes. You can expect formally timetabled classes with your tutor, workshops, small group and individual practical activities, and structured exercises and discussions. You'll receive individual support in tutorials.

We use a blended style of learning and teaching, including online delivery and engagement where appropriate. For instance, you'll need to participate in e-discussions with peers and tutors and make full use of ICT as a source of information and support. You'll also need to maintain a portfolio of evidence.

We'll expect you to demonstrate significant independence in your study, taking responsibility for managing your own learning time.

Assessment is via coursework. You'll receive formative and summative assessment during class and via feedback in tutorials. You'll be guided and directed to areas of research and appropriate background reading to complete the required assignments.

Modules
  • Introduction to Teaching and Learning
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 100%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 80%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 20%

Disclaimer

The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Sarah Telfer
Dr, Programme Leader

S.Telfer@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903304

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

enquiries@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903903

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