Insessional English Module Leader
Location: London Shepherds Bush
Closing date: 28/11/2019
Employment type: Permanent
Department: University Education Services
MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE
To be responsible for the teaching on, and learning experience of, various Insessional English courses. This includes the maintenance of standards and ensuring that all academic polices and procedures of Education Services and the BPP University are adhered to.
To support the work of the other teams within the English Language Testing Service and to engage with BPP’s Schools and the wider professional and academic community both inside and outside of BPP in relation to developing and enhancing the work of the ELT Service.
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
- Undertake teaching duties on the Insessional courses in multiple locations consistent with your areas of expertise and as the role requires, with approximately 20 contact hours per week.
- Provide 1-to-1tutorial support to learners to develop their academic language and skills for study.
- Use relevant learning technology to maintain learner engagement
- Assist the ELT work of the service by carrying out ELT and ACI tests when necessary.
- Assist in the effective leadership of the English courses and programmes by driving enhancement activities
- Contribute to the process of course development and change
- Work with the team to manage and enhance the students’ experience on the In-sessional courses
- To ensure that BPP University Regulations are followed and applied in relation teaching and assessment duties.
Curriculum Design, Content and Organisation
- Ensure that the curricula are relevant, current and consistent with the learning outcomes of the courses.
- Ensure that the delivery of the curricula is well organised and managed, including the use of appropriate technology such as provision of VLE content
- Contribute to the validation design and implementation of future in-sessional English course development
Student Support and Guidance
- Liaise with the Schools to ensure that students enrolled on the course are appropriately supported and provided with timely and constructive guidance for their academic development (including arrangements for Learning Support).
- Ensure that information provided to students and managers about Insessional courses are current, accessible and consistent, including:
- Programme / Course promotional materials;
- Programme / Course Handbooks;
- Student timetables;
- Assessment guidance;
- Learning materials
- Feedback on assessment (formative and summative)
- Attendance registers
- Records of work
- Oversee and develop and provide regular feedback on the 1-to-1 English consultation service, an ensure records are kept of consultations conducted.
- In liaison with the Academic Administration, ensure that appropriate student records are maintained
- Where appropriate, recommend selection of students for the In-sessional English courses
- Work with the Head of Insessional English and colleagues across schools to ensure course content and delivery are fit for purpose
- Facilitate course delivery by working with relevant teams on issues of scheduling and resources.
- Regularly monitor delivery of course to ensure deadlines and course requirements are met
- Work with colleagues across the School to ensure the highest possible standards of student experience
- Establish and maintain appropriate dialogues and relationships with the subject community
- Undertake research and/or professional practice as part of own continuing professional development.
- Support and contribute to Education services and BPP University external profile.
Skills, knowledge, qualifications required for job
- Significant experience of EAP in an appropriate HE context is essential;
- A Masters degree;
- A TEFL-related Certificate or preferably Diploma;
- Preferably a PGCE
- Proven excellent teaching, communication and team-working skills;
- Substantial recent relevant experience of teaching English for Academic purposes;
- Passionate educator who also demonstrates passion in their subject;
- Experience in teaching and supporting learners in preparation for UK HE studies using a variety of channels such as face-to-face or webinar delivery;
- Proven experience in writing engaging learning materials for face to face and online delivery
- Fellowship of the HEA (desirable) or commitment to achieving this through undertaking a PGCLT, BPP’s accredited CPD scheme (essential)