Orientation Courses

Orientation Courses

Attendance at an Orientation Course is a necessary initial component of the Integrated Programme and Module 2 courses. As well as following up work done on the Pre-course Task it provides a sound grounding in the skills of analysing, planning and reflecting objectively on your own teaching. Unit 1 of both programmes, including work on your first Module 2 assignment, is completed during the Orientation Course. The Cambridge requirement for 10 hours of peer observation is also covered on the course.

Orientation Courses run twice a year in March/April and August/September either online using our video sharing platform or face-to-face in International House London and our selected regional centres around the world. When completing the Integrated Programme or Module 2 application, you will be able to select your preferred available location.

Face-to-face Orientation Course

Spanning two weeks and taking place in a variety of locations around the world, the Face-to-face Orientation Course offers all the advantages of having direct contact with Course Tutors and fellow Course Participants. As a distance learner, it is important that you make contact with others who are following the same programme so that you can share ideas and opinions. The Orientation Course is an important step towards becoming part of the Distance Delta learning community.

Online Orientation Course

The Online OC has been developed to ensure that candidates unable to attend Face-to face Orientation Courses can still embark on their Delta. With all the functions of the face-to-face course fulfilled online and by using special software for the recording of lessons, Online OCs represent an attractive practical alternative to many Course Participants.

Course content delivered through the DD website is the same as for Face-to-face OCs but spans four weeks instead of two. Course Participants need to devote at least 15 to 20 hours a week to the course and to be teaching a class during the course to film three lessons for the teaching component of the course. In order to complete the workload, Course Participants would need to be working on a reduced timetable for the duration of the course.


Next Orientation Courses available:

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Please note that we cannot guarantee that all face-to-face Orientation Courses will run as courses are subject to demand.


We have run Face-to-face Orientation Courses in these fantastic locations: