Diploma in Teaching English (Literacy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CPD)

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This course is suitable for teachers of literacy working in further education, adult community learning, work-based learning, Prison Service, Probation Service, institutions for people aged 16+ and voluntary organisations.

The course aims to facilitate: your professional development; your progression to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status; and the development of your knowledge and skills about adult learning and teaching within your chosen subject specialism (literacy). Study time: 95 taught hours and 505 student-managed hours.

Core modules

  • Literacy Learning and Teaching in Practice

  • Literacy, ESOL* and the Learners

  • Literacy Theories and Frameworks

  • * English for Speakers of Other Languages


A range of assessment methods will be used including: portfolios, projects, teaching observations, peer and self-assessment, presentations and case studies.

The Diploma is a necessary step towards gaining Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status (QTLS) for those who teach literacy.


Links with industry and professional recognition

The Anglia Ruskin University Diploma Teaching English (Literacy CPD) in the Lifelong Learning Sector is endorsed by Standards Verification (SVUK) of the Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK).

Associated careers

This is an in-service course for people who are teaching literacy to learners aged 16 and over. It is also suitable for people who teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to learners aged 16+, although to qualify as an ESOL teacher, please see details of our two-year part-time course Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS).

Entry Requirements

Cert Ed or PGCE or City and Guilds 7407 Stages 1-3, engagement in appropriate professional practice (minimum 75 hours per annum) in an institution in the lifelong learning sector and across two levels of the Skills for Life curriculum - Entry level 1,2,3 and Levels 1 and 2, NQF level 3 personal skills in English or equivalent Non-Academic Conditions: CRB Checks required

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