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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 11

Hours: 3.00

Start: 16/11/2021

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

Tuition (£): 420.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Do you want to train to teach your subject-specialism or develop your training skills?  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.  If you are employed in a training role, it will provide you with a toolkit for delivering engaging training sessions. 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 qualification (minimum) in the subject you wish to teach (usually)
  • 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

This course is about preparing you to teach or extending your skills and knowledge to be effective in a teaching or training role.  Much of the course is focused on supporting you to plan, deliver and evaluate a teaching session that you deliver to your peers.  It is taught holistically and develops your knowledge, skills and professional understanding/behaviours simultaneously.  Specific units are:
  • Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (3 credits)
  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning methods in education and training (6 credits)
  • Assessment in education and training (3 credits)

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will include a series of tasks, some written and some practical. You will plan, deliver and evaluate a micro-teach session on an appropriate topic of your choosing to evidence City & Guilds outcomes. You will also have the opportunity to peer-assess other micro-teaches, share good practice and identify areas for improvement, adopting these into your own practice.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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 teaching and training that is inclusive and of good quality.

You will be able to seek or continue training or teaching in the sector: employers favour applicants with this qualification.

You could also progress to higher level teaching qualifications:

  • Level 5 Certificate in Education (in partnership with the University of Derby) *
  • Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (in partnership with the University of Derby) *

Please note - for those courses marked * you will need evidence of Level 2 English and Maths qualifications.

Other courses you may want to consider are:

  • Level 3 Award in Coaching
  • Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
  • Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • An Internal Verifier Award (Level 4)
  • Higher Apprenticeship - Learning and Skills Teacher - Level 5
  • Higher Apprenticeship Assessor Coach - Level 4
  • Apprenticeship - HE/FE Learning Mentor - Level 3

You may also want to consider subject-specific qualifications.  Derby College Group offers a wide range of courses and qualifications to enable you to pursue and enhance your chosen career.

Did you find the course information on this page useful?

 

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

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Chunyan Baker

Chunyan Baker

Cert Ed tutors dedicated to supporting students says Chunyan

Cert Ed student Chunyan Baker taught in her native China but needed additional qualifications before she could begin training to be a teacher in the UK.
 
She decided to apply for the two-year part-time level 5 course at Derby College after it was recommended to her by a friend who had completed it.  
 
To get accepted for Cert Ed though, Chunyan first had to take GCSEs in maths and English as well as Functional English Level 2 at the Roundhouse.  
 
Chunyan, who is now in her second year, said: “This is the first time I’ve been in higher education so for me writing research proposals and presentations is a new challenge.  
 
“I’ve been well supported by all my tutors, Michael, Sally, Roberta, and Lynsey, in my tutorials. I’ve also had support sessions with HE study coaches on grammar, critical thinking skills and in other areas.   
 
“The teachers are so dedicated and the support they give their students is brilliant .That’s also true of the learning resources network at Derby College, such as the library, computers and IT support.”  
 
Before lockdown Chunyan taught Mandarin Chinese at several schools in and around Derby.  
 
She added: “It’s a language that isn’t on the GCSE curriculum locally so I was doing it part-time at after school clubs paid for by the schools themselves or in some cases privately by parents.”  
 
Chunyan hopes to resume teaching when the lockdown ends but hasn’t ruled out other possible future careers including reception work and office administration. She’s found the computer skills course extremely useful in day-to-day life as well as when she’s teaching and is keen to progress to level 2 at the Roundhouse.

I’ve been well supported by all my tutors, Michael, Sally, Roberta, and Lynsey, in my tutorials. I’ve also had support sessions with HE study coaches on grammar, critical thinking skills and in other areas.


  


“The teachers are so dedicated and the support they give their students is brilliant .That’s also true of the learning resources network at Derby College, such as the library, computers and IT support.

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