You will learn about the role of the professional note-taker and develop skills in using note-taking conventions and presenting notes in a range of accessible styles. You will reflect upon how language diversity and communication affect the process and you will evaluate your own skills.
A number of subject specialist taught sessions will increase your understanding of deafness, sight loss, dyslexia, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health. You will appreciate how equality legislation is implemented within education and the involvement of other professionals and agencies within access to education.
·GCSE English grade A*- C or the equivalent
·Experience of working in a learning support role within a school, college or university
You will be required to arrange to take notes for a learner with a disability in a real educational setting as part of an assessment.
The course comprises two units:
A variety of relevant assessment methods will be used, including practical note-taking in a range of situations and styles, self-evaluations, a leaflet, a presentation and a report.
You will need A4 hole-punched standard lined ruled paper, pens, ruler and highlighters plus a lever arch folder and a ring binder folder.
You may be employed as a note-taker in a range of educational settings supporting learners with a range of disabilities.
Other qualifications you may consider include the:
• Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Level 3 Certificate in Communication Support for Deaf Learners
• Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Disabilities
Rhiannon Elliott has not looked back since embarking on the PGCE. Formal teacher training was critical for her role as a Travel and Tourism teacher at Derby College – and she feels particularly fortunate that she could achieve her ambitions through part-time study at the College itself.
She gained a nationally recognised qualification without having to move away from home. And so enjoyable was her learning experience that she has now begun studying for a Masters in Education with the University of Derby.
Derby College has offered me lots of support throughout my course. Sometimes working full time and studying can be quite challenging. However, the College has kept me on track and has been very open to helping me respond to any challenges. Reflecting on what I’ve learnt and how it has influenced my work is great.