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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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Elizabeth Spinks

Elizabeth Spinks

Elizabeth takes big steps in small animal teaching

Former animal welfare degree student Elizabeth Spinks says Derby College has given her the opportunity to expand her career into teaching.
 
Elizabeth, 26, used her qualification from the University of the West of England in a number of roles – educating animal lovers about cat care – but she felt she needed a more challenging job. She answered a Derby College advertisement and landed a part-time teaching position which led to a full time post at Broomfield Hall.
 
Elizabeth, from Mapperley, Nottinghamshire, teaches practical and theory in the care of small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and alpacas. Describing her job as half assessor-trainer/half lecturer, Elizabeth mainly teaches school leavers. As part of her role she studied part-time after work in Education and Training at Levels 3 and 4 at the Roundhouse in Derby.
 
She praised the motivational and mentoring skills of the lecturers and said the classes were always "relatable" to the workplace. Now Elizabeth is taking her PGCE teaching qualification, while covering for a lecturer on maternity leave. Her aim is to "keep improving" and possibly to progress to become a full-time lecturer.

The lecturers were really good. They kept me really interested, especially after teaching full-time all day, and then going in during the evening: I imagine it’s quite hard work to motivate people.


I found it very good, and really interesting and it definitely increased my confidence a lot for teaching. All the modules were relatable and all the activities were really well planned.

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