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About our Teacher Training Courses

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.

Teacher Training Courses – Levels Explained

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).

About our TAQA Courses

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.

TAQA – Level 3 Courses Explained

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.

TAQA – Level 4 Courses Explained

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.

Please note that all courses are subject to a minimum application number in order to run

About the course

For senior practitioners with the responsibility for leading the strategic IQA plan for a centre / organisation. This Award consists of 3 units. 

How much does it cost?

Course fee: £960

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for you if:

  • you are a senior leader of the IQA process within a centre or organisation and have a responsibility for managing the quality of the assessment process, practice and performance of assessors.  You may also have the responsibility of leading on visits from outside agencies, such as awarding organisations.  

Why study?

Learners will be invited to attend an initial induction session on a 1:1 basis, complete a skill scan and start a training plan for the course.  Attendance of three x 3-hour delivery sessions is required, along  with further personal research and study.  Each learner will have access to a personal tutor / assessor for delivery and 1:1 work.  Identifying a mentor in your own workplace is recommended for your personal support and coaching opportunities. 

Where will this course take me?

Level 4 / 5 Teaching qualification

Core modules

  • Understand the context and principles of internal quality assurance 
  • Understand how to plan the IQA of assessment 
  • Understand the techniques and criteria for monitoring the quality of assessment internally
  • Understand how to internally maintain and improve the quality of assessment 
  • Understand how to manage information relevant to the IQA of assessment
  • Understand legal and good practice requirements for the IQA of assessment  
  • How to apply the IQA cycle in the workplace
  • How to plan and run IQA standardisation meetings, supporting your assessment team
  • Reflective practice and building a CPD record
  • Planning, monitoring and allocating work via a strategic IQA plan to team members
  • Monitor and review the work plan, communication appropriately with team members 

How will I be assessed?

Written responses to questions will be captured in an e portfolio system, which also provide online assessment decisions and provide feedback. You must have access to a team of assessors and be actively involved in IQA. Performance evidence for the second unit, is gathered following naturally occurring evidence from the workplace, to demonstrate your competence in carrying out the IQA cycle and other key tasks.

The third unit focuses on the Strategic IQA plan you produce and allocating responsibilities and reviewing progress of its implementation with team members.  Performance evidence and a professional discussion will be required. A CPD record and reflective journal will need to be completed.

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.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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