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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.
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.
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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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