Professional Education, Training and Development

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We can provide high quality and flexible professional development for your staff, including bespoke training to meet your organisation’s exact needs. Find out more and apply here.

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.

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

 

PT Award in Assessing - Short Course: Site The RoundHouse

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

PT Award in Education and Training - Level 3 - Term 1 starting November: Site The RoundHouse

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

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

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

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

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

PT ILM Award in Effective Coaching (Level 3): Site The RoundHouse

PT ILM Award in Effective Coaching (Level 3): Site The RoundHouse

PT ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring: Site The RoundHouse

PT Internal Quality Assurance - Short Course (Level 4): Site Workplace

FT Learning Mentor Apprenticeship Standard: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 2 Award In Support Work In Schools and Colleges - Apr Start: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 2 Award In Support Work In Schools and Colleges - Feb Start: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges - Oct Start: Site Ilkeston

PT Level 2 Award In Support Work In Schools and Colleges - Oct Start: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 2 Certificate For Teaching Assistants : Site Ilkeston

PT Level 2 Certificate For Teaching Assistants - April Start: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 2 Certificate For Teaching Assistants - Feb Start: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 2 Certificate For Teaching Assistants - Oct Start: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 3 Award In Assessing Competence In The Work Environment: Site Other

PT Level 3 Award In Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement: Site Other

PT Level 3 Diploma For Teaching Assistants - Apr Start: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 3 Diploma For Teaching Assistants - Feb Start: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 3 Diploma For Teaching Assistants - Oct Start: Site Ilkeston

PT Level 3 Diploma For Teaching Assistants - Oct Start: Site The RoundHouse

FT Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 4 Award In The Internal Quality Assurance Of Assessment Processes And Practice: 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

FT Pre-Apprenticeship - Teaching Assistant: Site The RoundHouse

PT Step into a Learning Support Career: Site Ilkeston

PT Step into a Learning Support Career: Site The RoundHouse

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Catherine Connolly

Catherine Connolly

PGCE was “best thing” for Derby College English teacher Catherine

Former teaching assistant Catherine Connolly says qualifying as a teacher with Derby College has allowed her to work smarter, with more flexibility and on better pay. A puppeteer and performer, Catherine, 52, said signing up for DCG’s part-time Post 14/19 Level 7 PGCE was the “best thing I have ever done.” She now works three days a week for DCG, teaching English Functional Skills to adults. Catherine has upskilled from a specialist teaching assistant role at an independent school for alternative provision. She hopes to have a better work life balance, with more time for her puppetry. After school Catherine took a BA Hons Degree in English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia. She also discovered the world of puppetry and performance, enjoying it so much that she followed it as a career. For many years Catherine went into schools and other venues as a creative practitioner. Catherine liked working in schools and with the arrival of austerity impacting on her puppetry work, she became a teaching assistant, initially on supply. She realised she needed to upskill as a mature student to progress and after much consideration bit the bullet and signed up for her PGCE. Catherine landed her job having just finished her course.

It’s a massive change to work with adults, but I’m enjoying it. I’m telling everyone, get your PGCE! Without the college, I wouldn’t have got where I am. I’ve upskilled myself and I’ve got more time now to get involved in puppetry, fingers crossed. It’s an increase in salary, which is important. It’s given me the opportunity to work less and work smarter. I don’t want to be a principal or anything, but I do want to have that flexibility.

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