Level 3 English for Literacy Teaching.

Level 3 English for Literacy Teaching

Course overview

The Level 3 Award in English for Literacy and Language Teaching is a great course if you’re looking to develop your English skills in order to meet the entry requirements for a subject-specific teaching qualification in literacy and ESOL.

The course is also complemented by our Level 3 and Level 4 Education and Training courses and progression routes also include the opportunity to move on to a Level 5 Diploma in Education.

Course details

Please find below a details of the where, when and how this course will be taught.

  • Start date: February 2024
  • End date: July 2024 
  • Location: Greenheys Adult Learning Centre
  • Day: Tuesday 
  • Time: 9:30am-2:30pm
  • Duration: 18-20 weeks

The Level 3 English for Literacy teaching course consists of four mandatory modules which will be taught over 60 guided learning hours. These are as follows:

  • Reading Skills for Literacy and Language Teaching: In this unit you will explore topics such as identifying the purpose of texts, reading ‘between the lines’ and how linguistic devices are used by writers both implicitly and explicitly.
  • Analysing English Language for Literacy and Language Teaching: This unit will help you to understand how grammar is a collection of principles defining how to put together a sentence. You will learn about different word classes, verb forms and tenses.
  • Speaking and Listening Skills for English Literacy and Language Teaching: You will learn all about how being a confident speaker is essential for a career in teaching. In this unit you will have the opportunity to research, prepare for and take part in a variety of discussions and research, prepare and deliver a presentation. 
  • Writing Skills for Literacy and Language Teaching: In this final unit you will discover how to write effectively and for a variety of reasons and audiences, and why this a key skill. You will have the chance to successfully plan and proofread a variety of text, plan and write texts for a variety of audiences and use linguistic devices effectively in a variety of texts.

The sessions are delivered face to face at Greenheys Adult Learning Centre. However, you will be required to access materials and complete assignments via Google Classroom.

You will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC and a good internet connection to access learning materials and resources between sessions. You will need access to a laptop or PC to complete assignments throughout the course.

For this course, ongoing formative assessment will take place. At the end of each module, you will be required to complete a formal, written assessment. You will also need to complete two speaking and listening assessments. 

You must pass all 4 assessments to successfully complete the course.

To join this course you must have at least a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification or the equivalent. 

You must also be digitally confident and successfully complete the initial assessment carried out by a Manchester Adult Education tutor.

Do you have a teaching/training qualification?

At Manchester Adult Education, we offer a Level 3 and Level 4 Education and Training course that are aimed at equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to become a teacher and/or trainer in the adult and community learning sector, further education and work-based training. 

Find out more about the courses by clicking on the links below:

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