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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.

About the course

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.

How much does it cost?

£950

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

Awarding Body

Gateway

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.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

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Claim your free £1000 training voucher

If you are 19+ and living in Harlow, you can claim a £1000 training voucher to contribute towards the cost of an eligible part-time course. 

Click here to request at Adult Information, Advice and Guidance Appointment to claim your training voucher.