University Foundation Certificate Fastrack: Access to Secondary Initial Teacher Training in Higher Education
- Take advantage of a free course that will give you the skills, understanding and confidence to progress onto a secondary education initial teacher training degree;
- Take the fear out of academic study with training in essential study skills like note-taking, essay writing and exam techniques, plus an introduction to IT;
- Guarantee yourself the offer of a place on a specified secondary education undergraduate initial teacher training programme.
Fastrack is an intensive, free 36-week Access to Higher Education programme for adults, designed to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare yourself for entry to a specified secondary education initial teacher training degree at Edge Hill University. Successful completion will enable you to start a full-time secondary education initial teacher training degree from the following September. The first 30 weeks of the programme are delivered on a part-time basis, with the final six weeks delivered full-time.
Please note, the Fastrack subjects and corresponding progression routes for October 2014 entry are still to be announced.
We also offer a Fastrack: Access to Higher Education programme. Fastrack subjects available through the June 2014 intake of this 7-week course include Secondary English and Secondary Modern Foreign Languages.
Edge Hill University
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2014/15 Entry Requirements
Ideally you will be educated to A/AS level (or equivalent) or have relevant work experience plus have a GCSE (grade C or above) in a subject area you would like to teach and have a strong interest in teaching future generations.
You should be able to demonstrate an awareness of your chosen career pathway. Ideally this will have been achieved by having some experience in a relevant setting, through employment, volunteering or observation.
All applicants to teacher training programmes also have to undergo Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) Enhanced Disclosure and medical clearance which we will organise for you.
How do I apply?
Apply directly to Edge Hill University.
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Who is this course for?
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are able to cope with the demands of an intensive course. If you would like to become a teacher but think that you lack the necessary qualifications, don't miss out on the chance to join this programme.
What will I gain from this programme?
You will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to start a specified secondary education initial teacher training degree at Edge Hill University. As well as specific study skills that you will need to use on a day-to-day basis on your degree course, you will also learn to organise, plan and manage your own time, which is useful in many other areas of life.
What will I study?
The emphasis of the course is on study skills training so you will take compulsory sessions on essay writing, taking and arranging notes, reading effectively, report writing, revision and examination techniques, presentation skills, time management, working in groups, strengths and weaknesses, action planning, target setting, confidence building, presentation skills, group work and course evaluation.
You will also get an introduction to ICT, covering basic IT awareness, the Internet, word processing, CD-ROMs, online databases, scanning and graphics. There is also training in IT for statistics, IT applications and further IT drop-in sessions.
How will I study?
Teaching is through lectures, tutorials, small group work and practical sessions. You will be allocated a personal tutor and have access to the full range of services and facilities at Edge Hill, including the University Library, computer hardware and software, ICT/Internet access and media facilities.
You must be able to attend both the part-time and full-time phase. The course will take place initially for one night per week, typically from 5pm-8pm for 30 weeks, commencing in October, followed by five days per week from 10am-3pm for six weeks starting early June. You will undertake school placements during the operational hours of the relevant school.
Who will be teaching me?
The programme is delivered by a team of tutors who are experienced in teaching and supporting adults returning to education.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through assignments, projects and coursework. You must also achieve a minimum attendance threshold.
What are my career prospects?
This Fastrack: Access to Secondary Initial Teacher Training in Higher Education programme offers progression onto specific secondary education initial teacher training degrees at Edge Hill University.
The progression routes available to students joining this programme in October 2014 are still to be announced.
- Fastrack: Access to Higher Education
- Fastrack: Access to Primary Initial Teacher Training in Higher Education
A Great Study Environment
Based in 160 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the Edge Hill University campus is a unique and inspirational place to study. Industry standard resources and cutting edge technology combine to make an interactive and highly advanced teaching and learning environment.
Everything you could want is on one site with 60 acres of sport and leisure facilities, more than 1,700 rooms in halls of residence, and fantastic modern spaces in which you can study and socialise. There is also a University library, providing you with access to thousands of books, journals, online resources and extensive PC and media provision.
You will get all the support you need to succeed, reflected in Edge Hill University being ranked:
- Top in the North West for graduate employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2013;
- Top in the North West for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2013 and Sunday Times University Guide 2013.
Where can I find out more?
If you would like to receive a copy of our prospectus or be kept updated about forthcoming events, contact the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team by emailing email@example.com or calling 01695 657000.
If you want to attend one of our open events held throughout the year, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays to book your place.
You will also find Edge Hill University staff at many national careers fairs and UCAS events.
Still want more?
If you have any questions you would like to ask about this course, please contact:
- Access Programmes Team
- Tel: 01695 657148 / 01695 584804
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, requests for information packs should be made to the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team (contact details above) and not the Access Programmes Team.