Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in Education and Training Edexcel L3 BTEC Unit - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview


Springboard is offering Somerset’s small and medium-sized businesses access to free short courses for their staff.

Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), the courses can provide a taster of a new topic area, or gentle (re)introduction to formal learning, via an accredited unit of a full qualification.

The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to understand and use inclusive teaching and learning approaches to meet the needs of students. The unit includes how to create a learning environment that engages and motivates students, and the planning, delivery and evaluation of inclusive teaching and learning.

It requires the learner to deliver a micro-teach session and to evaluate their own delivery practice.

The purpose of the unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to plan an inclusive teaching and learning session to meet the needs of the specified group of learners. Planning for a micro-teach session involves understanding the need for the use of different teaching and learning approaches as well as using resources and assessment that meet the needs of the subject and the students.

By the end of the programme you will:

  • Understand inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  • Understand ways to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment
  • Be able to plan inclusive teaching and learning
  • Be able to deliver inclusive teaching and learning
  • Be able to evaluate the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning

You will be able to study in your own time, with all learning materials available online using Microsoft Teams. You will have direct communications with your course tutor who will monitor your progress, respond to your comments, give you feedback on your answers to written questions, and assess your learning at the end of the programme. You will have access to online progress tutorials and where numbers permit, opportunities to interact and collaborate with your peers.

Learning Outcomes 1 and 2- Formative opportunities for you to engage with the unit content by means of short written answers, contributing to a discussion forum, and/or maintenance of a learning journal.

Learning Outcomes 1 to 5 – Summative assessment via micro-teach, Self-Evaluation and Peer Assessment of micro-teache.

Micro-teach – This is essentially a very practical course in which the micro-teach plays an integral part. It is a requirement that you teach a 20 minute session on a topic of your choice to at least 4 other delegates (peers) who will contribute to the evaluation of your teaching and whose teaching you will also evaluate. Because of the need for other trainees to be present you will have the opportunity to teach your session on specific dates during the year. These will be published well in advance.

Assessment Methods

Online distance learning will be the main teaching method. Direct communication with your course tutor will be via MS Teams and email, combined with at least one scheduled face to face online meeting. Varied forms of written assessment using online media will your be your main assessment method, alongside a face to face practical teaching session. All assessemnts will be submitted online using MS Teams for marking and feedback.

Progression Options

Upon successful completion, learners can opt to enroll and complete the remaining 6 credits to achieve the full Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification. If the L3 AET is achieved then L4 Certifcate in Education and Training is a future progression opportunity. This course could be used to train or teach staff members within your organisation in a more inclusive fashion or you could use this qualification to gain the full L3 Award in Education to kick start a new career within the FE and Skills sector.

Course Summary

Course Title Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in Education and Training Edexcel L3 BTEC Unit
Entry Requirements

To be eligible to join the Springboard programme, you must:

  • Be over the age of 18.

  • Be in employment, including full time, part-time and self-employment, but
    not anybody on a 0-hour contract.

  • Be working for a business based within the Somerset County Council
    authority area.

  • Have the right to work in the UK.

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‘The course provided me with the opportunity to understand my son’s condition and how best to support him and other individuals with disabilities that I work with’

- Rebecca, Understanding Autism, Level 2 Distance Learning

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