Promoting Language Development
A Postgraduate Certificate course for teachers and other graduate education professionals working with children in pre-school and primary settings.
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Sylvia Wolfe
Are you interested in extending your understanding of children's language and communication development in the Early Years and beyond? Are you looking for ways to enrich the communication environment for children in your setting?
What are the aims of the course?
This practical and relevant course will help you find ways of making learning even more enjoyable for the children and families you work with.
We aim to help you develop:
A sound understanding of children's typical language development in the early years and respond confidently to speech, language and communication issues that arise in their settings.
The ability to critically evaulate existing procedures and resources used in your settings and schools and to create original and innovative approaches to facilitating children's language development.
Who can join the course?
This course is designed for teachers and other graduate education professionals working in schools.
When does the next course start?
The course will start November 2013.
The teaching sessions for this programme are listed below:
|Wednesday 6th November, 1.00pm-6.00pm||Wednesday 15th January, 1.00pm-6.00pm|
|Friday 29th November, 9.00am-4.00pm||
Friday 4th April, 9.00am - 4.00pm
|Saturday 30th November, 9.00am-2.00pm||Saturday 5th April, 9.00am - 2.00pm|
Wednesday 11 June, 1.00pm-6.00pm
The course fee for this programme for 2013-2014 is: £1,725
What does the course involve?
The course is delivered through a flexible and supportive approach and its delivery includes:
- Seven taught days across the year
- Self-directed study
- A Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard)
How is the course assessed?
The course will consist of two modules and the assessment for this module is in four parts, with submission dates spread across the year:
- Analysis of talk and strategies to promote language development.
- Critical evaluation of an academic article and an educational resource.
- Action research report on a language intervention.
What is the outcome of the course?
Successful completion of the course gives 60 credits at Masters level (Level 7 in the National Qualifications Framework). The Postgraduate Certificate is part of the Universityof Leicester's part time MA in Education: Learning and Teaching.
How to Apply
To request further information and an application pack please follow the links below and select 'CPD for teachers' under level of study.
For specific enquiries about the Postgraduate Certificate in Promoting Language Development, please contact us on:
Telephone: 0116 252 3656