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Teacher Training, Coaching and Mentoring Courses at DCG

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

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.

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Michael Thompson, MA Ed, PGCE, FSET

Michael is the manager of the Professional Education, Training and Development Academy. He is an enthusiastic educator within the FE sector and an experienced teacher practicing in both Secondary and Further Education in academic contexts and specialising in the teaching of A levels across a range of humanities subjects. Having gained this experience alongside academic achievement he currently lectures on the PGCE and Cert Ed teacher qualifications, allowing for his experience to support the development and understanding of teaching practices in a wide range of educational settings.

Most recently he continues to work on educational trust boards to enhance recruitment practices of teaching professionals across D2N2 and continues working to enhance the standards of teaching and learning across a range of centres and Trusts within the region. Accounts of these experiences have been published in education media.

Sally Jarvis BEd (Hons), MA, FHEA

Sally is an experienced teacher with an excellent track record in delivering on a range of programmes, and in a variety of learning contexts. Prior to becoming the programme leader for the Certificate in Education and PGCE programmes, Sally has held a number of roles within the FE sector. These have included working with learners at a variety of educational levels, managing college curriculum departments and whole college Inclusion Services. She has delivered accredited qualifications and championed the design of bespoke learning programmes for individual learners. Sally’s professional interests include disability and inclusive practice, as well as effective communication, leadership and educational management.

Lynsey Meakin BA (Hons), MA Education, PGDT, QTLS, FSET, MCE

Lynsey is an enthusiastic and developing initial teacher training educator. Lynsey is continually seeking new ways to develop our courses, and with her extensive industry knowledge is passionate about enabling our trainee teachers to become outstanding teaching practitioners. Lynsey is also experienced in teaching GCSE, A Levels, CACHE Childcare and BTEC Health and Social Care qualifications, and is also a course co-ordinator and lead IV. For the past few years Lynsey has been teaching the specialist science units on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, including anatomy and physiology, physiological disorders and the physiology of fluid balance.

Lesley Jackson (BA Hons), MA, PGCE, Chartered FCIPD

Lesley is an experienced training and development professional with an excellent track record in establishing trusting partnerships with clients and engaging and motivating learners in groups and on a one-to-one basis. She has designed and delivered training for managers and front-line staff, working in a variety of sectors, for example, education, housing, retail, transport and the local government. Lesley’s specialist areas include coaching & mentoring, and train the trainer courses, as well as leadership and effective communication, presentation & facilitation skills and diversity & inclusion. She has successfully trained people from all levels in organisations up to board members, as well as non-employees such as contractors, volunteers and community resident groups.

Nicole Harley BA (Hons), PGCE

Nicole is the teacher and co-ordinator for the Level 2, 3 and 4 Supporting Teaching and Learning programmes in the academy. She is a very enthusiastic educator working with learners within a broad range of provisions, including adult education, 16-19 provisions and early years. Nicole’s professional interests include child development, theoretical perspectives and inclusion. Nicole has utilised her skills and experience within the teaching assistant programmes and is continuing to develop the curriculum area, to enhance the learning experience for trainee teaching assistants.

Emily Woodgate BA (Hons), PGCE

Emily is an assessor on the Level 2/3 Supporting Teaching and Learning programmes. One of the main elements of her role is to visit schools to assess teaching assistant trainees to complete observations and review progression of students. Having over 12 years’ experience within the education sector, from early years through to adult education, Emily is extremely passionate about high quality teaching and learning and actively promotes this to enable trainees to become excellent teaching assistants.

Joanna Francis BA (Hons), PGCE, IQA

Joanna is an experienced teacher and assessor who has worked within the education sector for the last 16 years, in a variety of roles from educational support worker, to childminder, to teaching assistant, to manager. She regularly writes articles for Early Years Educator magazine. She has excellent knowledge in the theory of children’s development and the practical application of policies and procedures to support training staff who work with children and young people. She is passionate about seeing the valuable role of support staff recognised and supported effectively, within all educational institutions. Joanna is experienced in teaching trainee teaching assistants and apprentice teaching assistants.

Risha Schmelich A1, PTTLS, CTTLS, EPA

Risha is an experienced trainer assessor who has worked in the education sector and apprenticeship organisations for over 16 years, with experience in delivering Early Years and teaching assistant qualifications.  Risha enjoys engaging and motivating her learners either in groups online or in class as well as providing one to one support as required. Risha mostly enjoys the part of her role where she will go out into schools and observe her learners in practice. This is where she will use her skills as an EPA to develop and support her learners in order to prepare them for their end point assessment.

Kellie Hall L3 A&G

Kellie Hall is an experienced administrator and has worked in the Professional Education Academy for over 16 years. Her vital role includes offering advice and guidance to potential learners, and she has a key role in recruiting and enrolling learners for a variety of programmes that we offer. Her excellent organisational skills ensures the smooth running of the office and support of the whole team Kellie is also involved in the sales and marketing of all our courses. Her knowledge and understanding of the programmes is essential in offering advice and guidance to our learners. Kellie’s expert knowledge and strong communication skills are an essential asset to the smooth running of the Academy. Kellie will be very happy to offer advice regarding all of our courses.

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Key Information

At Derby College we believe the best tutors are usually those who have real world experience of working in the field they’re teaching. So, in most cases, you’ll be taught by someone who has worked in the industry that you wish to enter. As well as being able to share their knowledge and experiences with you, they have crucial industry connections, which is a huge benefit when it comes to helping you to secure a work placement in your chosen field.

As part of your studies at Derby College we offer a full range of assistance to ensure you have a great learning experience.

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To find out more about our Teacher Training, Coaching and Mentoring courses, attend our next course and career event or contact us on 0800 028 0289
Press the Apply Now button, that can be found at the top and bottom of every course information page and follow the instructions for the InTouch applications portal. If you are unable to apply online, contact Student Services who will help you complete your application form and will be able to help and guide you to make a decision on the course of study to meet your needs and ambitions.

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