Teaching practice is an integral part of the teacher training programmes through which trainee teachers are required to demonstrate:
- Their understanding of the principles of teaching and learning,
- Their ability to plan, prepare and deliver lessons
- Their creative ability to develop inclusive learning resources to meet learners’ needs
- Their ability to assess learners and to create assessment opportunities that meet learners’ needs.
For trainee teachers to evidence 100 hours of teaching practice as a requirement of the teacher training courses during which they will be observed for a minimum of eight hours over a minimum of eight occasions, they need to be on teaching placements in Further and Higher Education Colleges or institutions of learning.
The CENTRE provides a platform for information, advice, guidance and support for our students in relation to securing suitable teaching placements starting from the College itself (QAA Quality Code section B3 indicator 3 and section C indicator 5).
The CENTRE shall arrange internal teaching placements for a considerable number of students across the College’s provision.