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.
Going to university simply wasn't an option when teaching assistant Caroline Keeton left school in the 1980s. But, more than 30 years on, the 51-year-old mum of two is about to start a top up degree course after completing a foundation degree in Children's and Young People's Services with Derby College. Caroline, who left school at 16 with just a handful of CSEs, discovered her interest in learning when she began work as a TA and took a course in childcare. Encouraged by how well she took to studying, she enrolled on a level 4 diploma at Derby College and a PTLS Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) course. Caroline – whose two adult daughters both studied for their A levels at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre – now plans to use her degree to enhance her current role at a Long Eaton primary School. Rather than train to be a teacher after graduation she wants to become more involved in educational research projects within the existing TA job she loves. Going to Derby College has given Caroline the self-belief she needed to go on to higher education.
She added: "Caroline Friel, our lecturer, played a major part in my decision, and that of other students on my course, to go on and get a degree.