What is it?
An immersive and intensive one week course at Northern College (a former stately home, Wentworth Castle) in South Yorkshire. Applications are now welcomed for a one week residential course aiming to give a thorough grounding in the technicalities of teaching for librarians. The course will be delivered by Northern College’s teacher training team who have a strong belief in the transformative potential of teaching and education with a social purpose. It will lead to an award of “level 3 Education and Training” (which replaced PTTLS), a nationally recognised qualification. All participants on the course will be expected to stay at the College (http://www.northern.ac.uk/) for the full week and be available for group work and discussion with fellow librarians each evening to help form a continuing community of practice. The course includes an element of written work that all participants will be expected to complete after the residential week.
This is a basic teaching course (so don't apply if you already have a PGCE!), but dedicated to library staff so provides a unique opportunity to discuss and reflect upon your teaching practice in libraries.
How much will it cost?
This course will be largely funded by the Information Literacy Group, including course fees and accommodation. We are asking only for a partial contribution (£100) from each participant and that you cover the costs of your own travel and evening meals.
How do I apply?
Book a place via this page!
All attendees are expected to gain permission from their employer to attend the course if selected and commit to attending the full week.