This Certificate offers you a qualification for teaching in the Education and Training sector. You will attend College one evening per week and will need access to 30 hours or more teaching or training during the course.
The qualification is especially suitable for trainer-assessors, those working one-to-one with learners, those with limited access to delivering teaching and training, and those wishing to take a slower route to full qualification.
The course provides you with an excellent toolkit for teaching, learning and assessment. Emphasis is placed on developing your practical teaching skills so that you exit as a confident and able teacher or trainer. You will be observed in practice three times to develop your teaching skills and this will inform your professional development plan.
You need evidence of:
To secure a place on this course, you need to attend one of our information/interview sessions.
Our courses require a minimum of 12 enrolments to run. You will be notified two weeks prior to the start date if the course is NOT going to run.
To be successful in this Level 4 qualification, you will achieve a minimum of 36 credits. There are six units:
You will engage in a variety of assessment methods, including written academic assignments, presentations, posters, reflective learning journals, a portfolio of professional practice and professional discussions. In addition, you will have three observations during the course which are graded to Ofsted criteria. You are expected to finish on a grade 2 (good) or better by the end of the course.
You need to supply stationery only.
Studying for her PGCE at Derby College has been the springboard PE teacher Kerry Armstrong needed to get her first job in teaching. Named an "Outstanding" student by her College lecturers, she is taking up her new full-time role at City of Derby Academy in Sinfin this September. Kerry, who has a degree in Sports Development and Coaching from Sheffield Hallam University, has been working as a curriculum support assistant at Springwell Community College in Chesterfield. This part-time role served as the starting point she required to access the two-year part-time PGCE course at the Roundhouse. Kerry, who is 25, could have taken a full-time PGCE course neared to her home in Sheffield, but she's pleased she chose Derby College. She was assessed as outstanding for her teaching across the professional standards, based on observations by her mentor and tutor on her ability to teach. Kerry, who plays at centre-half for a local football team in her spare time, is looking forward to starting her new teaching job. She said: "I'm a bit nervous about it but excited at the same time."
The facilities at the Roundhouse are really good and so was the standard of teaching. As I'd expected, the PGCE was quite difficult as it is a bit like doing a Masters. Everything was well explained by our lecturers, though, and you knew where to go for help if there was anything that you weren't sure about.