Academy of Professional Education, Training and Development

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 learners 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 - Teacher Training

 

PT Advanced AIM Award in Note-taking for Learners with Disabilities: Site The RoundHouse

FT Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools: Site The RoundHouse

FT Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools: Site The RoundHouse

PT Advanced Award in Education and Training - Term 1 Starting October 2017: Site The RoundHouse

PT Advanced Award in Education and Training - Term 2 Starting April 2018: Site The RoundHouse

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

PT Advanced Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (Flexible Location): Site Workplace

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

FT Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5) in Leadership and Management (Flexible Location): Site Workplace

PT Higher Apprenticeship Assessor Coach: Site The RoundHouse

PT Higher Apprenticeship in Education and Training (Post 14 Teacher): Site The RoundHouse

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

PT Higher Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring: Site The RoundHouse

PT Higher Level Certificate for Teaching Assistants: Site The RoundHouse

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools: Site The RoundHouse

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 2 Award in Understanding Prevent and Safeguarding Strategies - Starting April 2018: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 2 Award in Understanding Prevent and Safeguarding Strategies - Starting November 2017: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Assistants - Starting March 2018: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Assistants - Starting October 2017: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 3 Diploma for Teaching Assistants - Starting Feb 2018: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 3 Diploma for Teaching Assistants - Starting October 2017: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 4 Apprenticeship Education Learning Mentor: Site The RoundHouse

FT Level 4 Module Preparing for Apprenticeship Standards: Site Broomfield Hall

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

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Maths & English

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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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