Academy of Professional Education, Training and Development

Are you a prospective student?

Looking for a career change? Already working in education and need to update your skills and knowledge? Want to teach English as a foreign language? If you’re interested in our programmes, you can apply as an individual – find out more.

Are you an employer seeking high quality continuing professional development for your staff?

The Academy of Professional Development and Training at Derby College

offers a range of high quality initial teacher training educational support and continuing professional development programmes

Customised workshops to meet your individual needs

Our range of training workshops and qualifications can effectively support you to upskill your trainers and managers. Bespoke workshops can be negotiated with you and delivered at your workplace or at Derby College for maximum efficiency and convenience

Flexibility and choice

We offer a range of courses and workshops, as needs arise, throughout the year to reflect diverse needs and aspirations. They are tailored to suit each employer’s needs and the individual’s experience, job role and ambitions. Throughout, you’ll benefit from the support of our experienced and friendly Professional Academy who will guide you to maximise your individual and business potential.

We will meet with you on an individual basis to discuss the most appropriate workshop for your organisation. You will be allocated a dedicated team member to manage the process.

An excellent learning experience for your organisation with:

  • High calibre, relevant and up-to-date training delivered by our experienced team members;
  • Professional, inspiring and highly experienced trainers to motivate your employees;
  • One-to-one support;
  • Invaluable insights into the latest technology-enhanced learning, innovations in teaching and learning, and educational policy and developments;
  • Clear and bespoke progression routes to enhance organisation performance;
  • Delivery models to suit your business needs.

Customised Training

Train the Trainer courses

Bespoke Training courses for business needs

L3 Award in Education and Training

L4 Certificate in Education and Training

L2 Award in PREVENT and Safeguarding Certificate in Assessing Award in Internal Verification

Coaching and Mentoring

L5/L3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

L2 Award in PREVENT and Safeguarding

Short Coaching and mentoring training for one-to-one coaching and mentoring

Schools and Colleges

L2 Certificate for Teaching Assistants

L3 Diploma for Teaching Assistants

L4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Refresher/customised workshops for teaching assistants

Apprenticeships in Supporting Teaching and Learning

L3 Award in Education and Training

L4 Certificate in Education and Training

PGCE and Cert Ed (Post-14 Education and Training

L2 Award in PREVENT and Safeguarding

Certificate in Assessing

Award in Internal Verification

Full Time Courses Full Time Courses Part Time Courses Part Time Courses

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