Teaching, training & assessing
  • Location
    Northampton - Booth Lane
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Monday from 30 October 2017 to 18 June 2018

    16-18 years old (part-time) £134.00
    19+ unemployed and/or claiming benefits N/A
    19+ with government funding N/A
    19+ without government funding £934.00
    Overseas students £934.00
    19+ Advanced Learner Loan students N/A

Awarding organisation

Awarding Body: City and Guilds

Qualifications on Offer: Level 5 Teaching Numeracy (Maths) Professional Development Unit

Summary of course

This professional development unit is part of the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy. The unit is called Numeracy Teaching and Learning and is the unit which demonstrates effective planning and practice in teaching maths. Throughout the programme, you will be required to demonstrate an ability to transfer new knowledge and research into your own practice. Delivery is for ten weeks and practice is then developed and assessed throughout the rest of the academic year.

Topics include:

  • Planning maths teaching and learning to meet the needs of students
  • Using maths teaching approaches and resources appropriate to individual students
  • Carrying out initial and diagnostic assessment of students
  • Using effective assessment strategies with students
  • Reflecting critically and developing practice

Following completion of this unit, you could progress onto the full Level 5 Specialist Teaching Diploma (Mathematics).

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed through four teaching observations, initial assessment records, teaching and learning materials and resources, case studies, critical reflection and evaluation of practice.

Who is this course for?

The course is ideal for you if you teach maths (students taught must be aged 14 or above, require recognition of some specialist teaching knowledge and skills and normally you would have completed a full generic teaching qualification prior to taking this unit.

Entry Requirements for new students

You must be qualified to Level 3 in Maths/Numeracy or be able to demonstrate Level 3 maths skills. You should also demonstrate a satisfactory level of literacy/language and study skills, in order to be successful in studying at Level 5. You must have access to at least fifty hours of teaching maths to students aged 14 or above and at more than one level, during the course.

You will be required to attend an interview and undertake an initial assessment of your maths/numeracy and literacy/language skills (as appropriate)to make sure that you have the potential to succeed on this Level 5 programme.

General Info (materials required for the course)

For further information please contact the Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344.

Course fee information

We are planning to offer this programme from September 2016. The full details, including the fees for the 16/17 academic year will be available on the College website from the beginning of July 2016. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us or complete our easy online enquiry form.


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