Professional Education, Training and Development

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Are you aiming to change your career to a rewarding role in teaching? Do you already work in education and need to update your skills and knowledge? Or would you like to head overseas teaching English as a foreign language?.

Derby College could have the ideal course to help you achieve your ambitions.

We offer high-calibre, relevant and up-to-date teacher training, including specialist courses in teaching disabled Students and teaching English to speakers of other languages.

You will be working towards recognised qualifications that meet latest professional standards and offer clear progression routes to success in a worthwhile career.


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Friendly and Inspirational Staff

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Our friendly and experienced team of staff will inspire you through a blend of classroom-based learning, research, tutorials, lesson observations and insights into the latest learning technologies. Throughout, you will have the chance to apply theory to your own practice.

Teacher training courses take place at our award-winning Roundhouse campus which provides leading-edge vocational learning facilities.

I have really benefitted from listening to others’ ideas and thoughts, gaining new information and being able to use this within my subject specialism.     

PGCE Trainee

 

Derby College Course Listings - Professional Education, Training and Development

 

FT Apprenticeship - HE/FE Learning Mentor - Level 3: Site The RoundHouse

FT Apprenticeship - Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 2: Site The RoundHouse

PT Award in Coaching - Level 3 - February: Site The RoundHouse

PT Award in Coaching - Level 3 - October : Site The RoundHouse

PT Award in Education and Training - Level 3 - Term 1 Starting October: Site The RoundHouse

PT Award in Education and Training - Level 3 - Term 2 Starting April: Site The RoundHouse

PT Certificate for Teaching Assistants - Level 2: Site The RoundHouse

PT Certificate for Teaching Assistants - Level 2: Site Ilkeston

PT Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (Flexible Location) - Level 3: Site Workplace

PT Certificate in Education (CERT ED) Post 14 Education and Training: Site The RoundHouse

PT Certificate in Prevent and Safeguarding (Flexible Location) - Level 2: Site The RoundHouse

PT Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties - Level 2: Site The RoundHouse

PT Diploma for Teaching Assistants - Level 3: Site The RoundHouse

PT Diploma for Teaching Assistants - Level 3: Site Ilkeston

FT Higher Apprenticeship - Learning and Skills Teacher - Level 5: Site The RoundHouse

FT Higher Apprenticeship Assessor Coach - Level 4: Site The RoundHouse

PT Higher Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (Flexible Location) - Level 4: Site Workplace

PT Higher Certificate for Teaching Assistants - Level 4: Site The RoundHouse

PT Higher Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring - Level 5: Site The RoundHouse

PT Higher Certificate in Education and Training - Level 4: Site The RoundHouse

FT Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard: Site The RoundHouse

PT PGCE Module - Behaviour for Learning - Level 5/7: Site The RoundHouse

PT PGCE Module - Teaching Inclusion - Level 5/7: Site The RoundHouse

PT PGCE Module - Teaching Maths - Level 5/7: Site The RoundHouse

PT Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Post-14 Education) : Site The RoundHouse

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Shaun Simms

Shaun Simms

Plumbing tutor Shaun passes on skills thanks to Derby College Cert ED

Plumbing tutor Shaun Simms is relishing the chance to pass on his skills to young plumbers after successfully completing a Cert Ed at Derby College. Shaun, who retrained as a plumber 10 years ago after a career in IT, realised he might make a good teacher while showing a friend on an electrical course the plumbing aspects of the job. He was told about the Cert Ed course at the Roundhouse, and after sailing through the Level 3 Award in Education, went on to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training before progressing to the full Certificate in Education. Shaun, who is described by his Derby College lecturers as an "outstanding teacher" is now working at another Further Education College in the region where he teaches level 1 and 2 plumbing students. He loves his teaching role and particularly enjoys seeing the young people on his courses develop their skills and grow in confidence.

I was so impressed with the quality of teaching throughout my time at Derby College. I enjoyed everything about my course and actively looked forward to my assessments. My lecturers made to feel so welcome – they've been such an inspiration to me and I wouldn't be the teacher I am now without them.

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