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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 11

Hours: 3.00

Start: 30/03/2022

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

Tuition (£): 420.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

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 qualification (minimum) 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

This course is about preparing you to teach or extending your skills and knowledge to be effective in a teaching or training role.  Much of the course is focused on supporting you to plan, deliver and evaluate a teaching session that you deliver to your peers.  It is taught holistically and develops your knowledge, skills and professional understanding/behaviours simultaneously.  Specific units are:
  • 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?

Assessment will include a series of tasks, some written and some practical. You will plan, deliver and evaluate a micro-teach session on an appropriate topic of your choosing to evidence City & Guilds outcomes. You will also have the opportunity to peer-assess other micro-teaches, share good practice and identify areas for improvement, adopting these into your own practice.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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 teaching and training that is inclusive and of good quality.

You will be able to seek or continue training or teaching in the sector: employers favour applicants with this qualification.

You can also progress to higher level teaching qualifications such as the:

  • Level 5 Certificate in Education (in partnership with the University of Derby) *
  • Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (in partnership with the University of Derby) *

Please note - for courses marked * you will need evidence of Level 2 English and Maths qualifications.

Other courses you may want to consider are:

  • Level 3 Award in Coaching
  • Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
  • Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • An Internal Verifier Award (Level 4)
  • Higher Apprenticeship - Learning and Skills Teacher - Level 5
  • Higher Apprenticeship Assessor Coach - Level 4
  • Apprenticeship - HE/FE Learning Mentor - Level 3

You may also want to consider subject-specific qualifications.  Derby College Group offers a wide range of courses and qualifications to enable you to pursue and enhance your chosen career.

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

* 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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Fotini Mansfield

Fotini Mansfield

Changing career path was best move for teacher Fotini

When former Derby College student Fotini Mansfield failed to get the A level grades she needed to study nursing at university, she panicked and wasn’t sure what to do for the best.
 
But focusing on the technical route to achieve her career ambitions has turned out to be one of the best career decisions she could have made.
 
Fotini went to Derby College to study for a BTEC level 3 in health and social care as it was relevant to her nursing ambitions.
 
While on the course she found a placement at St Martins Special School in Derby and loved it so much that teachers she worked with there suggested she trained as a teacher.
 
Seven years on, Fotini now has a teaching position at that school after returning to the Roundhouse two years ago and taking her PGCE.
 
She said: “We were only at college a few weeks before all our lectures moved online because of the pandemic. The course was amazing, very strategic, and I didn’t mind learning remotely, although I was glad that I’d had chance to meet the other students on my course in person. Our tutors showed us how to make full use of Teams, such as how to separate out into smaller groups online. It was hard at first and I was a bit nervous about it but there was no need to be. I  soon got used to learning online and our tutors did all they could help us.”
 
Whilst waiting to complete her Qualified Teacher Status by Christmas, Fotini has been able to find her dream job at St Martins teaching key stage 4 – pupils aged between 14 and 16 and covering a whole range of subjects including food technology, life skills and maths.
 
She added: “I love it. I’ve been at St Martins for seven years if I count my placement. It’s massively rewarding and I feel so comfortable working in a special school.
 
When I didn’t do well in my A levels, I was upset at the time and really panicking but I’m massively happy with the way everything has turned out.”

The course was amazing, very strategic, and I didn’t mind learning remotely, although I was glad that I’d had chance to meet the other students on my course in person. Our tutors showed us how to make full use of Teams, such as how to separate out into smaller groups online. It was hard at first and I was a bit nervous about it but there was no need to be. I  soon got used to learning online and our tutors did all they could help us.

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