The course is a competence based qualification, based on The Education and Training Foundation Professional Standards and is a job ready qualification which requires learners to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a teaching environment.
The course develops teaching skills through specific units and prepares teachers to work in a wide range of contexts.
- Understanding roles and responsibilities
- Delivering education and training
- Using resources for education and training
- Assessing learners in education and training
- Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training
- Inclusive Practice
Taught sessions will be held in college 1 evening per week where a variety of teaching strategies will be used, for example, class discussion, lecturers, role play, seminars, presentations.
As part of the course, students must complete 30 hours of teaching practice.
A minimum of 3 observations totalling 3 hours of teaching practice will be completed to assess competency in teaching.
All trainee teachers joining this course will be asked to attend an interview and take an initial skills test as part of the interview process in English and Mathematics.
They should be 19 years of age and above and hold 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) including Maths and English at Grade C or above.
Applicants should also hold a Level 3 qualification or above in their vocational area.
Applicants without traditional qualifications are encouraged to apply and are welcome to arrange a pre-interview chat to discuss their options, with a member of the course team.
After Your Course
After the course learners go into a number of roles, including teaching in educational settings and becoming trainers in their own industry.
Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.
For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01539 814700