Teacher Training at Derby College

Are you aiming to change your career to a rewarding role in teaching? Do you already work in education and need to update your skills and knowledge? Or would you like to head overseas teaching English as a foreign language?.

Derby College could have the ideal course to help you achieve your ambitions.

We offer high-calibre, relevant and up-to-date teacher training, including specialist courses in teaching disabled learners and teaching English to speakers of other languages.

You will be working towards recognised qualifications that meet latest professional standards and offer clear progression routes to success in a worthwhile career.

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Friendly and Inspirational Staff

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Our friendly and experienced team of staff will inspire you through a blend of classroom-based learning, research, tutorials, lesson observations and insights into the latest learning technologies. Throughout, you will have the chance to apply theory to your own practice.

Teacher training courses take place at our award-winning Roundhouse campus which provides leading-edge vocational learning facilities.

I have really benefitted from listening to others’ ideas and thoughts, gaining new information and being able to use this within my subject specialism.     

PGCE Trainee

Brand new course starting

Do you want a career working with D/deaf people?
Do you want to qualify to support D/deaf learners to achieve their potential?
Do you have BSL Level 2 and L2 qualifications in English and Maths and want to use your signing skills?
We are offering a unique opportunity to enable you to achieve a nationally recognised L3 Certificate in Communication Support Work which will develop your understanding of roles and responsibilities in relation to educational communication support work. It will provide you with a professional qualification and help you gain or enhance your employment opportunities.

It will provide you with an excellent toolkit for preparing and providing support for D/deaf learners and you will have the opportunity to complete a work placement to gain practical experience. We are offering this one-year course using a blended learning model, requiring you to attend classes on one Saturday per month at our state-of-the art Roundhouse campus, so you can fit your study around other commitments. The fees are £1417 inclusive and you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to pay the fees.

If you would like further information, please contact Lisa Peacock (lisa.peacock@derby-college.ac.uk or telephone 01332 387400 x4887). We have a bespoke Information and Interview session, which you will need to book onto.

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Rhiannon Elliott

Rhiannon Elliott

Taking a teaching career to new levels

Rhiannon Elliott has not looked back since embarking on the PGCE. Formal teacher training was critical for her role as a Travel and Tourism teacher at Derby College – and she feels particularly fortunate that she could achieve her ambitions through part-time study at the College itself.

She gained a nationally recognised qualification without having to move away from home. And so enjoyable was her learning experience that she has now begun studying for a Masters in Education with the University of Derby.

Derby College has offered me lots of support throughout my course. Sometimes working full time and studying can be quite challenging. However, the College has kept me on track and has been very open to helping me respond to any challenges. Reflecting on what I’ve learnt and how it has influenced my work is great.

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