It is important for this course (parts A and B) that you have access to some teaching, as it is based on the principles of reflective practice: thinking about what you do, and developing your understanding and approach.
It is desirable to do Part A before or shortly after you start teaching, but it is not helpful to do it too far in advance. Priority has to be given to those with teaching responsibilities, as it is university policy that they be trained. Postgraduates without teaching responsibilities are therefore not entitled to attend.
Note: If you choose to undertake Part B you must have at least five hours of scheduled teaching hours following the workshop so that you can do the activities that the course requires of you. You should also have accrued a minimum of 20 hours of scheduled teaching at Newcastle before you begin Part B.
If you have taken a similar course at another university, or have a teaching qualification and/or experience in another field (e.g. further education or school teaching) you may be exempt from the training requirement. Please contact the course team if you need to discuss this.