This Certificate enables you to further develop your teaching and training skills, knowledge and professional behaviours. Perhaps you are a WBL practitioner delivering some off-the-job training, or training is part of your job role? Maybe you are a workshop demonstrator or coach? If training or teaching is part of your job role, and you need or desire a professional qualification, this engaging and practical course is the one for you. It enables you to develop your practical teaching skills and engage with educational research and theories so that you exit as a confident and able teacher or trainer.
You will attend College one evening per week and will need access to a minimum of 30 hours of teaching or training throughout the course duration. You will be observed in practice three times to support the development of your teaching skills and this will inform your professional development plan and is part of your assessment.
You need evidence of:
To secure a place on this course, you need to attend one of our information/interview sessions.
To be successful in this qualification, you will achieve a minimum of 36 credits and will evidence your understanding of:
Working at Level 4 provides you with the opportunity to explore theory and apply it to your practice so that you develop an evidence base for driving forward your teaching and training skills.
You will be encouraged to try new strategies, take risks and reflect on these experiences, so that you become a reflective practitioner. You will engage in self-assessment against the Society for Education and Training Professional Standards and plan your own development.
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.
The assessment strategy enables you to experience assessments that you might use with your own learners, and develops your academic and communication skills and confidence. Assessment at Level 4 requires you to use academic sources and Harvard Referencing systems. We will work with you to develop and refresh your academic skills.
In addition, you will have three observations of your teaching practice during the course which are graded against Ofsted criteria. To achieve this qualification, you will exit as at least a ‘good’ (Grade 2) teacher.
You need to supply stationery only.
DCG offers a wide range of courses and qualifications to enable you to further pursue and enhance your chosen career.
Derby College student Bethany Heyman never expected to get her first job as a teaching assistant at the first attempt.
Bethany, who is due to gain her Level 3 Teaching and Learning Assistant qualification in the next few weeks, applied for her newrole at a local primary school purely for the interview practice.
She knew she was up against applicants with much more experience and didn't think for one minute that she would be offered the job. But Bethany, who had been on a TA placement at another school, was successful and starts her new role at Howitt Primary School in Heanor after Easter.
Bethany, who is 26 and from Smalley, previously worked as a beauty therapist but decided on a change of career after having her daughter, who is now eight.
She wanted a job with hours which fitted in with being a mum, and she had always fancied working in a school.
Being a TA is very rewarding. I Iove seeing the progress the children have made and knowing that I've had some input in getting them to that stage. My hours of work are also much better now and It's lovely having more time to spend with my daughter.
I'm really grateful to my Derby College tutors for their knowledge and for all the support they've given me. I'd definitely recommend the course.