Degree Module: Insight into Teaching


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This course is aimed towards those considering entering a teaching profession. It is designed to develop some of the core skills for teaching and consists of the following:
  • Degree Module: Thinking and Writing for Study, Work and Life.
  • SQA Higher National unit: Supporting Children and Young People with Additional Support Needs.

Level SCQF 7

DeliveryOnline | Friday, 9am to 11am 

Attend timetabled classes online for some of your learning and assessments. You will also access Brightspace, our virtual learning environment, or Google classrooms for self-directed study.

Location Remote

DurationOne year


Course content..

  • Supporting Children and Young People with Additional Support Needs

This is designed to enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding of additional support needs of children and young people and how to meet those needs in practice in relation to current legislation and policy. The unit will also enable learners to explore agencies and professionals engaged in offering support to children and young people with additional support needs and their families.

  • Thinking and Writing for Study, Work and Life

This module, about writing logically and persuasively, has been designed to provide a foundation in academic writing skills that is underpinned by the teaching of philosophy.

This course introduces both academic writing and philosophy at a level suitable for students beginning their Higher Education journey. It allows learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of the logical construction of an argument and the persuasive force of rhetoric. The aim of the module is to strengthen students’ academic writing skills and to introduce them to some basic principles of philosophy. 

These skills are useful for teachers and are also skills that teachers will want to develop in their learners.

What next...

  • Progress to a degree of your choice
  • BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies

After successfully completing a degree:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education

Entry requirements

1 Higher at A-C in English or a Humanities subject.