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Development of transferable skills through a school placement

We are recruiting for 2024-25 from February 2024 - April 2024.


  • Are you interested in UK teacher training?
  • Passionate about your degree subject and want to work on outreach to schools?
  • Interested in developing a range of transferable skills to increase your employability?

If any of these apply to you then this may be the module for you.

The objective of this module is to provide opportunities to develop transferable skills in a school setting. You will observe creative teaching and learning , gain relevant understanding of how a UK state secondary school operates, and share your own degree knowledge with school pupils.


During seminars in the summer term (week 8) you will receive training in professional expectations in school settings, as well as how to observe effectively. You will also learn about basic pedagogical issues.

You will then go into a local secondary school in June/July for 2 weeks (20 credits.)

In the autumn term, you will develop your skills in collaboration, reflection and communication as you plan and deliver a teaching session in groups (drawing on your subject expertise) to school children. Finally, you will prepare a poster to summarise your experiences and present this to your peers and tutors.


This module is 100% coursework.

Your reflective journal and poster presentation will be assessed against the transferable skills needed to make these successful. In addition, a report on professionalism from the school you visit will contribute to your grade.


You must complete an application form (through your university login to Office 365) and be offered a place following interview, to select this module on RISIS.

If you select the module without going through the application process you will be automatically removed from the module list and may find yourself without sufficient credits.

Successful applicants must pass an enhanced DBS check.

Places are limited and priority will be given to suitable applicants with experience working with young people, plus the relevant attributes in the table here: Transferable Skills flier.

Deadline for applications 21 April 2024.

Please ensure you check which module your department is offering*.


Module Codes

ED2TS2: Part 2, 20 credits. Summer term after part 1 exams

ED3TS4: Part 4, 20 credits.  Summer term after part 2 exams.  

For further details, email the course leader at