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Teaching is a very rewarding career, with very high levels of job satisfaction, excellent benefits and good levels of pay.

Supporting learners develop their skills and achieve their goals is a hugely rewarding role. Using your own experience you and the techniques gained during the course you can inspire the next generation to succeed. These courses will help you train for the 'post compulsory sector' that includes everything in training, teaching or assessing for people over 16 (though increasingly colleges work with 14-16 year olds as well)

The 'teaching' qualifications lead to teaching groups at further education colleges, sixth-form colleges, and community colleges, adult education centres, within the prison service and at work-based learning locations. You will usually bring a subject specialism based on your own experience prior to starting on the course and use the techniques you learn to create an exciting experience for your learners. This would include how to plan and deliver inspiring lessons, some insight into how people learn and group dynamics.

The assessing qualifications use your prior experience to judge whether somebody is vocationally competent, and coach them to become better at their chosen vocation. This enables you to assess work based programmes, many of which are apprenticeships. You could work at a college or for a private training provider.

Whether you want to be an assessor, delivering training and assessing work-based learners, or develop a career as a further education lecturer or work in adult education, Kendal College can give you the qualifications to pursue your career. Many of the staff who contribute to our outstanding results and reputation have been trained through these types of programmes here at College.

Some Key facts about Teaching:

  • There are 305,243 people working in Further Education
  • Further Education lecturer/teacher/trainer in Leadership and Management can earn between £33,000 & £81,000
  • Further Education lecturer/teacher/trainers can earn between £22,000 & £33,000
  • Assessor/internal verifier can earn between £16,000 & £25,000, there are some exceptions where staff can earn up to £40,000

If you have an identified learning need and feel you may require support at college, find out about our Learning Services and the support available at college.

Meet your tutor

Tamara Breeze, Health & Social Care Tutor

After completing her degree in Social Ethics, Tamara worked with adults with learning disabilities for a number of years before teaching Health and Social Care in 2002. After completing her MEd she became a Lecturer in Teacher Education. Tamara is passionate about teaching and loves working with a wide range of individuals.

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Education & Training
Degree-level 4 Sept 2021 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

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.

Assessing Vocational Achievement
Part-time 3 Enquire 4 Weeks

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This qualification is for people that are currently undertaking or wish to undertake assessment of a learner's competence in a work environment.

Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice
Part-time 4 Enquire Various

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This award is for practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process from within a centre/organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors. This is a short course studied part-time. The duration of this course is 6 months and delivery will be through a combination of group delivery and 1:1 tutorials.