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Course Overview

This course encourages you to consider and embrace issues of innovation and change that arise from external and internal influences on the FE sector.  It provides an opportunity for you to develop innovative, professional ideas and practice, interlinking theoretical aspects with practice and considering future professional contexts.  The course offers an opportunity to reflect on the wider professional role and context, and the different influencing factors that impact on these, taking into consideration legislative, political, economic, social and technical changes, to help you develop resilience as a practitioner in a continually changing educational landscape.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Both Sessions Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Yvonne Bain

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Teaching Qualification in Further Education (Any Undergraduate Programme) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • LL3019 Professional Issues in Further Education (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The Embracing Change and Innovation Course will engage you in undertaking a small-scale professional enquiry to explore a professional issue which impacts on your setting and on your practice.  You will consider the wider professional context and how you might respond to this in a creative and innovative approach to your practice.  Using critical enquiry you will be supported in:


  • developing an understanding of quality standards in an FE environment

  • being responsive to legislative, political, economic, social and technological changes

  • developing best professional practice for the benefit of learners, partner organisations and the wider educational environment

  • developing critical reflection of practice


Further Information & Notes

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

This course is a compulsory course for the award of the Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE).  If the level of study for the TQFE is at degree level (SCQF level 9) then select course code ED3097.  If the level of study is for the Postgraduate Certificate TQFE - Masters level (SCQF 11) -  then select  course code ED50JG.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: In-course written assessment by means of a 3000 word account of a plan and justification of an innovative approach or change initiative required for developing practice in the participant's professional context (3000 words). This should address one (or more) of the issues arising from the formative assessment task. Resit: One further resit will be permitted

Formative Assessment

A collaborative group presentation providing an overview of the broad implications for the Further Education sector of one of the following themes
  • The changing education landscape
  • Curriculum developments
  • Changing role
  • each group member must contribute to the research, planning and delivery of the group presentation
  • each group member will receive peer and tutor feedback


Oral feedback will be provided through tutorials and small group discussions. Formal written feedback on the assessed account will be provided on a feedback form and participants will be given the opportunity to discuss this feedback with tutors.

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