The Gower College Teaching Academy is a fantastic development opportunity for those considering a career in Further Education.
"We are really keen to develop home grown talent through our bespoke teaching academy, which has been carefully designed to immerse potential lecturing staff in their subject,” says Dean of Faculty Lucy Hartnoll. “Successful candidates will follow an in-house programme that is delivered by our exceptional staff and which is based around the core qualities needed to successfully deliver our A Level and vocational provision."
Teaching Academy participants will be closely mentored by subject specialists throughout the process, which will see them complete Level 4 Agored units as well as undertaking an hour’s tutorial a week, teaching observation in their chosen field and training around the Welsh Baccalaureate.
This is a fantastic development opportunity for someone who has recently graduated, someone who is completing a post-graduate qualification, or someone who has worked in industry and wants to add another string to their bow.
Entry onto the course will be via application and interview.
Through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and classroom-based practice, candidates will complete two Level 4 Agored units as well as undertaking teaching observations in their chosen field and training around the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Once the six-month Teaching Academy programme comes to an end, learners could then be eligible to progress onto a PgCE qualification.
Completing the Teaching Academy will stand learners in great stead for the future. It will be a worthy addition to their CV and they will already be on the College’s radar when lecturing posts become available.