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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 3.50

Start: 04/10/2017

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

Tuition (£): 420.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Do you want to train to teach your subject-specialism?  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.  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 (minimum) qualification in the subject you wish to teach
  • 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

  1. Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (3 credits)
  2. Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning methods in education and training (6 credits)
  3. Assessment in education and training (3 credits)

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a series of tasks, some written and some practical, including planning, delivering and evaluating a micro-teach session to evidence City & Guilds outcomes.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need to supply stationery, and 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 inclusive and good quality teaching and training. You can also:

  • Seek or continue training or teaching in the sector: employers favour applicants with this qualification
  • Progress to higher level teaching qualifications, depending on your teaching role and responsibilities. (Please note - for these courses, you will need evidence of Level 2 English and Maths qualifications)
  • Progress to an Assessor qualification
  • Progress to a Higher Apprenticeship: Further Education Learning and Skills Teacher (Level 5)

 

* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Laura Stevens

Laura Stevens

Diploma reminds teaching assistant Laura of her love of learning

Taking a diploma course via Derby College's Academy of Professional Education Training and Development, reminded teaching assistant Laura Stevens just how much she loves learning.
Laura, a business studies and marketing graduate, used to work in marketing at a Derby-based medical firm, but decided to change career after having children. She had always been interested in education so she started volunteering at her children's primary school in Quarndon – a role which led to a permanent job as a teaching assistant.
On the recommendation of the school, Laura enrolled on the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools course at the Roundhouse and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although fitting in study with raising her two children and working part-time was "a juggling act", Laura finds her new career very rewarding.
It is, she says, the perfect choice for herself and her family, and Laura is now looking forward to studying for her Level 4 qualification.

My lecturer, Lynn was amazing – very friendly and supportive. Most of the people on my course were also parents with young families and our tutors understood the pressures we were under.


I loved studying – it was lovely to be back learning again – and I also liked learning with other people, who, like me, had taken a break and were now returning to work.


We set up our own WhatsApp group so we could help each other with our coursework. It’s a great course and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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