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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 55 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 100 hours of teaching, training or instructing groups over a twelve month period
  • You have a Level 3 qualification in the subject you want to teach or substantial industry experience
  • You hold a level 2 qualification or equivalent in English and maths.

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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:

  • How to plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning sessions
  • Design creative and innovative resources
  • Knowledge of the teaching profession and legislation
  • How to ensure equality of opportunity in assessment practice
  • Apply a range of effective behaviour management strategies
  • How to support learners in the role of tutor
  • Apply principles and practices of assessment
  • Develop employability skills in learners
  • Internally assure the quality of assessment
  • Apply theories, principles and models in education and training
  • Mentor colleagues

Where will this course take me?

QTLS / Certificate in Education / PGCE

Core modules

  • The roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Inclusive teaching and learning approaches
  • Develop and prepare resources to support effective learning
  • Wider professional practice
  • Understanding and managing behaviour
  • Preparing for the personal tutor role
  • Understanding principles and practices of assessment
  • Embedding employability skills
  • Understanding the principles and practices of internally assuring the quality of assessment
  • Theories, principles and models in education and training
  • Preparing for the Mentoring Role

How will I be assessed?

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

  • Eight one hour observations of your teaching
  • Written work
  • Video logs
  • Weekly 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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