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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course emphasises the role of the lecturer in enabling successful learning for all learners. This course encourages you to critically reflect on your understanding of your learners and yourself as a learner.  You will be encouraged to deepen your insight of the needs and characteristics of your learners, underpinned by appropriate theoretical ideas which address factors that impact on being successful learners. The course brings together ideas of reflective practice, effective facilitation of learning and the development of skills for learning. It will support you to become flexible, reflective, innovative, creative and committed to professional development. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Dr Aileen Ackland
  • Ms Sarah Cornelius

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme Certificate in Teaching Qualification (Further Education)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The Successful Learners in Further Education course will encourage you to work collaboratively with your peers in order to:

·         Reflect on your practice and your learning and to diagnose personal learning needs

·         Develop your insight about your learners through consideration of theoretical ideas relevant to your context and your practice

·         Explore how you can further support diverse learner needs and characteristics

Further Information & Notes

Participants must be teaching in a relevant context to undertake this course. 


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

First attempt: In-course written assessment by means of a 3000 word critical analysis, drawing on relevant theory and current research, of the characteristics and needs of a group of learners (based on reflections on a minimum of two learning sessions), including an the evaluation of the impact of these needs and characteristics on learning. Students must also complete a practice based element of an observation of practice from the University tutor or the College co-tutor.  Resit: one further resit opportunity will be permitted, subject to meeting the conditions for post-graduate taught ‘conversion’ courses.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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