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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

Learn the practical and theoretical aspects of training and assessing in the private or public sector. This 15 week course is an introduction to training and teaching which is suitable for current trainers and FE teachers or those wishing to become a trainer or FE teacher. There is no requirement to be working as a trainer or teacher.

The course offers 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.

Start date: 21st February 2023
End date: 20th June 2023

Entry requirements

Open to any 19+ learner. There are no entry requirements or interviews prior to entry.

Also suitable for current trainers and FE teachers or those wishing to become a trainer or teacher in Further Education. 

If you want to teach in schools, we have a qualification that is better suited to you here.

How much does it cost?

The fee for this course is: £450.

Contact Us or call 01279 868100 to get the most up-to-date info on fees and the financial support that may be available.

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for you if:

  • You work, or want to work as a trainer in the private or public sector
  • You are not in a training or college teaching role, or who have just started a training or college teaching role
  • Want an insight into what a career in training or teaching in a Further Education college would be like
  • Want a short qualification to enable them to make career choices
  • You are working as an assessor, and wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to FE teaching
  • If you are currently training or teaching and want to work towards Further Education qualified teacher status

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Why study?

Through a range of activities and discussion you will be learning about: 

  • Roles, responsibilities and relationships of trainers and FE teachers 
  • The legislation that impacts on the work of trainers and FE teachers
  • Delivering training sessions to groups
  • Inclusive training and learning approaches 
  • Assessment of learners
  • How to apply appropriate training and FE teaching approaches 
  • Session planning skills
  • How to deliver inclusive sessions that motivate learners
  • How to use digital applications to support training and FE teaching
  • How to apply a range of different assessment methods
  • How to evaluate training and FE teaching sessions and identify improvements

Where will this course take me?

Can lead towards the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training for Further Education College Teachers.

How will I be assessed?

Completion of a 15 minute micro-teach session and the creation of a portfolio of evidence which consists of: 

  • 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.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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