More and more, teachers in the lifelong learning sector are required to teach the 14-19 age group. This book is a practical guide to delivering learning to 14-19s. It begins by looking at the background to teaching 14-19 in FE and covers current pathways for achievement. Coverage of effective delivery of the new Diploma qualification is included, giving guidance on planning and assessment. It goes on to explore the challenges of behaviour, participation and re-engaging disaffected learners. Finally, it considers the wider context of building partnerships with schools and the needs of industry and employers.
Sheine Peart taught in further education for 15 years, teaching numeracy and other vocational programmes. She was particularly engaged in working with learners with challenging behaviour and on E2E programmes. Prior to that she taught in secondary schools, worked as an LEA advisory teacher and youth worker. Dr Liz Atkins is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Huddersfield. She has taught extensively in both further and higher education on both vocational and teacher education programmes and has also managed provision in which university programmes were taught in FE colleges.
Introduction Historical overview of 14-19 qualifications in the UK Pathways to achievement Teaching the 14-19 Diploma Managing the behaviour of 14-19-year-olds in colleges Education communities - the wider context Conclusion