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Formerly known as PTLLS, the Award in Education and Training is a short course designed to equip new teachers with the basic skills and attributes to deliver productive taught sessions.
The award is suitable for those who work, or intend to work as:
Normally applicants should hold a Level 3 qualification in their subject area and have a strong command of English language and numeracy, ideally with GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C or above or equivalent. Applicants without one or more of the above will still be considered.
On this course, you will develop your skills as a teacher through practical activity and the study of theories and contemporary issues within education and training. You will join fellow learners from a range of backgrounds for lessons and discussions, creating an effective peer network where a variety of teaching practice can be shared.
You will attend College one evening a week, with tasks to be completed independently between sessions. The course is made up of three units, each of which are assessed through a variety of methods, with the course culminating in learners teaching a session (micro-teach) to peers on the course.
The course is taught by a team of specialist lecturers, highly experienced in the field of education. Teaching aims to demonstrate good practice and therefore employs a range of styles which include discussions, workshops, lectures and active group participation. Your time in class will develop your skills and knowledge to inform your own teaching practice and help to develop your own teaching style.
The emphasis throughout the course is on inclusive learning and teaching combined with reflective practice.
The course covers topics including: roles, responsibilities and relationships in teaching and training environments; understanding and using inclusive learning techniques; teaching approaches to plan, deliver and assess inclusive teaching sessions; and the art of reflective practice and how to provide effective feedback to individuals.
Assessment is completed through a combination of methods including: assignments, presentations, essays and teaching observations will be incorporated.
Certificate in Education or PGCE
My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.Edward Smith, BTEC student
I would say it’s a college that really balances academia with fun, there is lots of extra-curricular stuff that you can get involved in. It has a really good work/life balance.Laura Hagedorn, A Level student
You take control of your own learning…the college were really helpful and always willing to do anything and go that extra step to help me get my grades.Scarlette Tiller, A Level student