Teaching English: Literacy Advanced Diploma

About this course

This new, exciting programme reflects the national requirements in the sector and the changing face of the literacy classroom. It will give you the opportunity to broaden your career possibilities and enhance your teaching practice in this area. By balancing practice together with reflection, students will not merely be enabled to become capable in performance, but will also be empowered as reflective practitioners.

This is a part-time, in-service course.  Students recruited to this programme will normally be teaching, training or tutoring within a range of language/literacy contexts, as it is a requirement that they undertake a minimum of 50 teaching hours.

The Advanced Diploma is a one-year part-time programme of study for practising teachers, lecturers and trainers who work in the field of adult literacy.  The Advanced Diploma has been designed to reflect the professional demands upon adult literacy subject specialists and the changing contexts in which they work. 

The Advanced Diploma is derived the National Qualification Framework for Adult Subject Specialist at Level 6 and has been written in consultation with the Learning Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).  This programme of professional studies is offered by highly professional and experienced lecturers.

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Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year part-time

Location Coach Lane Campus

City Newcastle

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Study at Northumbria

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Full time Courses are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but could include elements of online learning. Most courses run as planned and as promoted on our website and via our marketing materials, but if there are any substantial changes (as determined by the Competition and Markets Authority) to a course or there is the potential that course may be withdrawn, we will notify all affected applicants as soon as possible with advice and guidance regarding their options. It is also important to be aware that optional modules listed on course pages may be subject to change depending on uptake numbers each year.  

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with possible restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors if this is deemed necessary in future.


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