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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 3.00

Start: 03/10/2018

Days / Times: Wednesday 17:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 420.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Do you want to train to teach your subject-specialism or develop your training skills?  If you have limited or no experience of teaching or training and would like to achieve a gateway qualification, this Level 3 Award might be the right course for you.  It could be the start of your journey towards a full qualification or, alternatively, it may be sufficient to enable you to perform your current teaching/training role. 

Many colleges require all their newly appointed trainee teachers to achieve this qualification, and some awarding bodies stipulate it as a minimum requirement for delivering their courses. If you are employed in a training role, it will provide you with a toolkit for delivering engaging training sessions. It is also ideal for those planning or embarking on a career change.  You will attend College on one evening per week. 

Emphasis is placed on developing your practical skills, and a key element of the course requires you to plan and deliver a session to your peers, using feedback to evaluate and develop your practice.

Benefits include:

  • A skillset for delivering effective teaching or training sessions which motivate and enthuse
  • A gateway qualification, which enhances your CV, evidences your commitment to achieving a teaching qualification, and builds your confidence

Entry requirements

You need evidence of:

  • A Level 3 (minimum) qualification in the subject you wish to teach usually
  • A Level 2 qualification in English (or the ability to work at Level 2, evidenced through screening)
  • Confidence in using standard ICT applications

To secure a place on this course, you must attend an information/interview session.

Course Content

  • Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (3 credits)
  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning methods in education and training (6 credits)
  • Assessment in education and training (3 credits)

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a series of tasks, some written and some practical, including planning, delivering and evaluating a micro-teach session to evidence City & Guilds outcomes.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need to supply stationery, and you may need to provide your own resources when delivering your micro-teach.

What can I do after this course?

You will be fully equipped to deliver inclusive and good quality teaching and training. You can also:

  • Seek or continue training or teaching in the sector: employers favour applicants with this qualification
  • Progress to higher level teaching qualifications, depending on your teaching role and responsibilities. (Please note - for these courses, you will need evidence of Level 2 English and Maths qualifications)
  • Progress to an Assessor qualification

 

* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Charmaine Simpson

Charmaine Simpson

New career as Teaching Assistant on menu for former Chef Charmaine

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.

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