Course Leader for Foundation Diploma Level 3/4 Art and Design

Northampton College
30717.00 - 34560.00 GBP Annual
09 Mar 2017
24 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Course Leader for Foundation Diploma Level 3/4 Art and Design

Salary: GBP30,717 - GBP34,560 per year dependent on skills and experience.

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year annualised hours.

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to plan and teach on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (and agreed programmes) and to contribute to their continued development. The foundation course leader will be responsible for the high quality of provision for a level 4 course and will meet the requirements of the delivery of the foundation diploma under the awarding body University of the Arts London. (UAL)

Expectations of the Post Holder:

The post holder will undertake assigned responsibilities effectively and efficiently, and within regulatory and legislative requirements; achieve individual and faculty targets within the College's annual planning and staff performance review processes and budgetary constraints and:

  • Actively promote equality and diversity, recognising and actively challenging stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, ensuring that these principles permeate all teacher practices.
  • Ensure effective quality control and continuous improvement in all aspects of this post, in keeping with the College's existing and developing quality assurance systems.
  • Be committed to professional self-development, through participation in the College continuing professional development programme which includes industry based work shadowing, attending seminars, College staff development days and training events appropriate to the job role.
  • Comply with and promote College Health and Safety policies and procedures and to undertake recommended Health and Safety training as and when necessary.
  • Support cross college events such as Open Evenings and Enrolment sessions when required.
  • Adhere to all College procedures.
  • At all times seek to serve the best interests of the College.
  • To provide cover for teaching and or related activities.

Duties and Responsibilities


  1. To undertake a teaching commitment as defined by the College, on average 855 hours per year during the academic year, either on or off site.
  2. To teach using different methods so that all learners progress. To plan learning programmes for groups of students, and to guide them through the learning process (target setting, action planning, review, progression). To deliver learning, plan and undertake assessment on an agreed range of programmes, using an appropriate range of learning methods and activities, including new technologies. In this role to prepare appropriate essential documents including:
  3. assessment plans
  4. schemes of work
  5. lesson plans
  6. teaching & learning materials
  7. individual learning plans
  8. assignments
  9. To mark student work in a timely fashion and provide good feedback to drive improvement, to include spelling, grammar, punctuation and to embed English and Maths to all lessons. To act as a personal tutor and deliver tutorials. To promote high attendance to College targets & follow up non-attenders as directed by the Area Head or Curriculum Manager. To maintain accurate records of students' retention, achievement and attendance using e-registers, and provide reports on student progress as required, using electronic ILPs. To mark registers by the close of day. To participate in team meetings and contribute to planning, development and review activities, including course review, self-assessment and other College QI procedures.
  1. To undertake data checks as directed by Managers. To provide outstanding learning experience to students, maximising and showcasing of the use of ILT. To act as Course/Subject Leader for the Level 3/4 foundation diploma in art and design course. The post may require additional teaching on other art programmes. (if specialist subject area allows). To promote Equality & Diversity and Safeguarding in teaching and learning. To promote British values and PREVENT. To participate in formal and informal lesson observation and appraisal. To take responsibility for specific course organisation and curriculum development work. To make a contribution to planning, development and evaluation of courses, course materials, assessments vehicles, either independently or as part of a team. To be the agreed point of contact for a course. To take responsibility for compiling and maintaining a programme management file for a course.

For more information about this role and to see the full job description, please follow the link through to the website.

Closing Date: Noon, Thursday, 23 March 2017

Interview Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2017