We offer three Teacher Training courses, at Levels 3, 4 and 5, that will prepare you with everything you need to start work in a full teaching/training role as well as achieving a professional qualification.
The Level 3 Award is perfect for trainers seeking a recognised qualification and for those interested in teaching in further education. This 15 week course aims to develop knowledge, skills and confidence in the delivery of training sessions to groups.
The Level 4 Certificate will enable you to 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.
The Level 5 Diploma is suitable if you already work as a teacher, trainer or instructor in the private or public sector or Further and Adult Education, and can lead to the achievement of QTLS, (Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills).
TAQA (Training, Assessment Quality and Assurance) courses are available at Levels 3 and 4, and are ideal for individuals looking to enter roles in vocational assessment and internal quality assurance. They provide the opportunity for learners to develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification.
Each Level offers both Awards and Certificates, depending on the chosen path and includes a mandatory knowledge unit which is delivered online, and then any chosen additional units are assessed practically in the workplace. Each is a qualification in its own right and units can be added to build on the Awards, if required, in the future.
Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment. The is a core knowledge only unit and is a starting point for those who wish to know about vocational assessment practice but who are not currently practicing.
Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment. Building on the above, this (2 unit) Award requires evidence of those practicing in a working environment (i.e. with apprentices).
Award in Assessing Vocationally related Achievement. This (2 unit) Award builds on the knowledge unit by requiring practitioners to evidence assessment in a classroom-based environment.
Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. This (3 unit) Certificate is a combination of the above. The core knowledge unit requires additional evidence of assessment both in the workplace and classroom.
Award in Understanding the Principles and Practice of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment. The is a core knowledge only unit for those needing to understand IQA but not necessarily practicing.
Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice. This (2 unit) Award builds on the core knowledge unit with the requirement of evidence of a functioning quality system.
Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment process and Practices. This (3 unit) Certificate builds on the above, and requires evidence of leading the IQA process at a strategic level within an organisation.