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 starting in 2023 are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but may include elements of online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.


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