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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 24

Hours: 1.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 200.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Concessions: 200.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This programme of study develops your knowledge in assessment, ensuring standards are maintained to a high level and students’ needs are met.  You will have the opportunity to develop and improve your understanding and achieve a recognised professional qualification. Assessing occupational and vocational competence is a critical role in education and training and achieving this qualification will maintain quality assurance.

The course will be delivered via workshops and 1-1 tutorials, all on a flexible basis, to suit your needs.  Your assessor will visit you in the workplace every three to four weeks and provide advice, guidance and support to enable you to achieve the qualification.

What are the benefits?

  • Gain a recognised qualification in assessment
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of assessment and evidence your commitment to this
  • Embed best practice in assessment
  • Contribute to increased efficiency and effectiveness of assessment within your organisation

Entry requirements

  • Evidence of a qualification, at an appropriate level, and relevant up-to-date experience in your vocational/subject-specialism
  • Be in a position to follow your organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Be in a position to assess any course that has an assessment element to it
  • Be able to gain support from an assessor or IQA

Course Content

The course design enables you to become an excellent assessor/apprenticeship trainer.  It develops your knowledge and understanding.  The specific unit that you work towards is: 

  • Understanding the Principles and Practice of Assessment

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence to prove competency, understanding and good practice. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

You will implement what you have learnt in the workplace and improve your knowledge and understanding as an assessor.  You can develop your skills to enable effective assessment with the new Apprenticeship Standards and End-point Assessment.  You will have the ability to reflect on and select appropriate assessment methods to apply in dynamic or diverse workplace environments as required within your role.

You can also progress to the following qualifications:

  • A Train the Trainer course
  • A Level 3 Award or Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, if your role involves delivery to groups of learners alongside your assessing role
  • A full teaching qualification, such as Cert Ed or PGCE if your role develops into teaching/training
  • A coaching course
  • An Advanced Apprenticeship – Assessor-Coach (Level 4)

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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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