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This course will prepare you with everything you need to start work in a full teaching/training role. You will learn and apply the practical and theoretical aspects of planning, teaching/training and assessing in Further and Adult Education or the private or public sector. This 30 week course is for perfect for anybody working either full or part-time in a full teacher, trainer or instructor role.

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for you if:

  • You work as a teacher, trainer or instructor in the private or public sector or Further and Adult Education
  • Have access to at least 30 hours of teaching, training or instructing groups over a twelve month period
  • Are not currently teaching or training but has access to voluntary work that meets the requirements of the course
  • Are currently working as an assessor but has access to teaching, training or instructing work that meets the requirements of the course

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Why study?

The course offers a blended model of delivery, with weekly online live classes that support you with understanding the key topics and practising the skills you need to be successful in a training and teaching role. In the live classes you will be learning from both teacher input and from fellow students working in the same profession.

Skills you will develop:

  • Know the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners. 
  • Use initial and diagnostic assessments and plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning
  • How to plan inclusive sessions that motivate learners
  • Apply appropriate training and teaching approaches 
  • Make formative and summative assessments of learning 
  • Use appropriate resources to support effective learning
  • How to use digital applications to support training and teaching
  • How to evaluate training and teaching sessions and identify improvements

Where will this course take me?

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Core modules

  • The roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Planning inclusive teaching and learning approaches
  • Assessment of learners
  • Use of resources
  • Understanding and managing behaviour
  • Preparing for the personal tutor role
  • Understanding principles and practices of assessment
  • Embedding employability skills

How will I be assessed?

Completion of eight assignments and the creation of a portfolio of evidence which consists of: 

  • Three one hour observations of your teaching
  • Written work
  • Video logs
  • Reflective journal

Will I have to provide anything?

You will attend the course from home, so a device, such as a tablet or laptop would be essential to have, as well as a quite area to work from and a good Wi-Fi signal.

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