Inspiring Adult Learning

Ref: C3533705

This 6 week course will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to teach in an adult learning environment. Generic in nature, this course will suit those who are already teaching in the community, and also those who are considering entering into this profession. Sessions will be delivered via Zoom and you will access course material and set activities via Canvas, our virtual learning environment. Each week will focus on a different topic: 1. Intro & Tutor role, responsibilities and relationships. 2. Classroom teaching and learning strategies. 3. Assessment methods to use in the classroom (RARPA – Recognising & Recording Progress & Achievement). 4. Embedding functional skills (English, Maths and IT) into lessons. 5. Creating scheme of works. 6. Creating session/lesson plans.

Course aim

To prepare and equip you with the most essential keys skill to teach adults within the lifelong learning sector.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Define the roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning.
  • Identify basic teaching and learning strategies to use in the classroom
  • Describe 5 assessment methods that can be used in the classroom to assessment and record progress and achievement.
  • Explain the importance of embedding functional skills.
  • Create teaching planning documents.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

This will be an interactive course where we will actively reflect and discuss topic in class. There will also be mini tasks to complete, just like your students will undertake when being taught by you.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Inspiring Adult Learning


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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