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Level: 4

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 30

Hours: 3.00

Start: 12/11/2018

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

Tuition (£): 1417.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 1417.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Benefits include:

  • Developing a skill set to teach or train in the Education and Training sector
  • An employability advantage
  • A recognised teaching qualification
  • 40 credits towards a 120-credit Cert Ed (full qualification)

Entry requirements

You need evidence of:

  • A qualification at an appropriate level and relevant up-to-date experience in your vocational/subject-specialism
  • A Level 2 qualification in English
  • A Level 2 qualification in Maths - or you should be working towards this
  • Capacity to undertake 30 hours teaching in your specialist area during the course

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.

Course Content

To be successful in this Level 4 qualification, you will achieve a minimum of 36 credits. There are six units:

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training
  • Delivering education and training
  • Assessing learners in education and training
  • Using resources for education and training
  • Using inclusive practice

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need to supply stationery only.

What can I do after this course?

  • Progress to the Cert Ed or PGCE (full teaching qualification)
  • Progress to a Coaching or Assessing qualification
  • Seek or develop a teaching, training or assessing role in Education and Training (Post-14)

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Kerry Armstrong

Kerry Armstrong

PGCE is springboard into full-time teaching job for PE teacher Kerry

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.

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