Introduction to Learning, Teaching and Assessment (ILTA - online version for Collaborative Partners)

Introduction to Learning, Teaching and Assessment introduces and applies core skills and techniques to teaching situations, set within a broader context of how students learn in Higher Education. Relevant theories will be applied to the context of the participants' roles, rather than as abstract theories. Participants will consider the teaching process from both the teacher’s and the learners' perspectives, so that they can consider the most appropriate techniques and approaches to use with their own students. The assessment strategy for the unit provides the participants with an opportunity to demonstrate through practice that they can plan, deliver, evaluate and reflect on learning episodes and using this process plan for their CPD.

Unit Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit participants will be able to:

  1. Evaluate a range of practical approaches to teaching, learning and assessment, set within the context of learning theories.
  2. Apply appropriate theories to the design and teaching of an episode of inclusive learning
  3. Evaluate and critically reflect on personal teaching and the themes of the unit to identify and prioritise ongoing Continuing Professional Development.


This unit is designed to offer participants maximum flexibility and the opportunity to personalise their own learning through engagement with online learning blocks. These learning blocks will consist of key elements for the unit – e.g. principles of effective session planning, inclusive practice, assessment, techniques for small group work, interactive and engaging learning in groups, discipline pedagogy etc. all linked to relevant learning and teaching theory.

Unit Assessment

The assessment strategy focuses on the demonstration of the participant’s learning and reflection from the unit. It is based upon a reflective practice portfolio.

Tutor review of draft / outline portfolio. A submission date will be set for draft portfolio submission for tutor formative feedback.

The completion of a portfolio (2500 words). Portfolio contents will be negotiated and determined in consultation and discussion between the participant and the tutor to allow the student to fully demonstrate the unit learning outcomes.


To apply for this unit you must:

  • Teach for at least 4 hours per week;
  • Be involved in the design, planning and delivery of learning activities;
  • Assess and give feedback to learners;
  • Hold a first degree (or equivalent).

If you have any questions relating to these requirements, or would like to discuss professional development opportunities, please contact Stephen Powell (x4659;, Kath Botham (x4676;, Linda Matthews (x4679;, or any other member of CELT.

As well as registering below, in some circumstances you may need to complete an application form to study this unit. Please check on the application form page »

How to apply


To apply for this unit, please register below and also download this application form. Complete the application form and send it to before the deadline listed for your sessions.

Delivery Dates and Registration

Autumn 2018

Taught sessions begin:
Monday 15th October

Delivery: This online unit is for partners / external staff only

Venue: Online


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ILTA Online for Collaborative Partners

From 1 Oct 2018 Familiarisation with unit Moodle
w/b 15 Oct - w/b 3 Dec Eight weeks of online supported study Moodle
14 Jan 2018 Written Assignment Submission Moodle

Spring 2019

Taught sessions begin:
Monday 28th January

Delivery: This online unit is for partners / external staff only

Venue: Online


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ILTA Online for Collaborative Partners

Taught sessions on

From 14 Jan 2019 Familiarisation with unit Moodle
w/b 28 Jan - w/b 18 March Eight weeks of online supported study Moodle
29 April 2019 Written Assignment Submission Moodle


Please contact the CELT CPD team if you have any queries.