Derby College offers a range of high quality education programmes and works in partnership with the University of Derby. Its teacher training provision was graded outstanding by a recent Ofsted inspection (December 2015).
Mentoring is – and has been for centuries – the foundation of vocational training and apprenticeships. It is central to work-based provision, further, adult and higher education, offender learning and the voluntary sector. Apprenticeships are expected to expand significantly, and this qualification will enhance your employment opportunities and employability. We can tailor the learning to meet your job role and the needs of your employer.
In order to evidence the Apprenticeship Standards and become an outstanding learning mentor who has a positive impact on apprentice development and/or learners, you will work towards a set of qualifications bespoke to your needs and those of your employer. You must achieve:
Depending on your role, you employer may wish you to achieve:
You will have study time to work with your assessor one-to-one and attend small group teaching workshops. These will support you to prepare for end-point assessment. This is conducted by an independent end-point assessment centre.
Learning time is organised on a flexible basis to accommodate your own needs and those of your employer, although you will normally be required to attend College to achieve the Functional Skills qualifications. There will be developmental observations of your practice.
Former chef Charmaine Simpson will soon have all the ingredients she needs to change career and become a teaching assistant, thanks to Derby College.
The mum of two from Shelton Lock is currently studying part-time for the Level 3 Certificate for Teaching Assistants after gaining her level 2 qualification last year. Studying at the Roundhouse marks a return to Derby College for Charmaine who trained as a chef at the former Mackworth campus several years ago.
She enjoyed her catering course and was happy to go back to the college when the opportunity arose for her to retrain. Charmaine realised she was interested in working with children when her son was still a baby. She was impressed with how staff at her son's nursery interacted with the children and thought she'd like a job like that.
Although she liked her job as a chef at Severn Trent Water, she wanted to do something which allowed her to spend more time with her young family. So, she started volunteering in the classroom at Shelton Infants School, where her children attend, which firmed up her decision to become a TA.
Charmaine is currently employed as a dinner lady at the school but hopes to get a job as a TA once she has completed her level 3 course.
I decided to go to Derby College partly because other people at school had done their TA course there and also because I'd had a good experience when I did my chef's course.
I'm enjoying my Level 3. The teaching staff are very helpful and if I run into difficulties I can talk to Jo, my student tutor.