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Level: 4

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 30

Hours: 3.00

Start: 05/11/2019

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

Tuition (£): 1417.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 1417.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Certificate enables you to develop your teaching and training skills.  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 in your job role, this engaging and practical course may be the course for you. 

You will attend College one evening per week and will need access to 30 hours or more teaching or training during the course.

The course 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 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 and will evidence your understanding of:

  • roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • planning to meet the needs of learners
  • engaging and effective teaching and training strategies and resources
  • assessment and checks on learning
  • using inclusive practice

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 our professional standards and plan your own development.

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. 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 during the course which are graded to Ofsted criteria.  To achieve this qualification, you will exit as a good teacher.

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

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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