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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 3.50

Start: 19/10/2016

Days / Times: Thursday 17:00 to 20:30

Tuition (£): 420.00*

Concessions: 420.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Do you have a subject or skill to teach but no teaching or training qualification?  If you have limited or no experience of teaching or training and would like to achieve a gateway qualification, the Level 3 Award might be the right course for you.  This Award could be the start of your journey towards a full qualification or, alternatively, it may be sufficient to enable you to perform your current training role. 

Many Colleges require all their newly appointed trainee teachers to achieve this qualification, and some awarding bodies stipulate it as a minimum requirement for delivering their courses.  It is ideal for those planning or embarking on a career change. 

You will attend College one evening per week.  Even better, we offer three start dates each academic year.

You will study three modules at Level 3 over 42 hours, exploring roles, responsibilities and relationships in teaching, planning and delivering a session to meet individual needs and assessment of learning.  Emphasis is placed on developing your practical skills, and a key element of the course requires you to plan and deliver a session to your peers, using feedback to evaluate and develop your practice.

Benefits include:

  • A skill-set for delivering effective teaching or training sessions which motivate and enthuse
  • A gateway qualification which builds your CV, evidences your commitment to achieving teaching qualifications, and provides you with confidence in applying for teaching or training roles

Entry requirements

You need evidence of:

  • A Level 3 qualification (minimum) in the subject you wish to teach
  • A Level 2 qualification in English
  • Confidence in using standard ICT applications

To secure a place on this course, you must attend an information/interview session.

Course Content

  1. Roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (3 credits)
  2. Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning methods in education and training (6 credits)
  3. Assessment in education and training (3 credits)

Emphasis is placed on developing your practical skills and a key element of the course requires you to plan and deliver a session to your peers, using feedback to evaluate and develop your practice.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a series of tasks, some written and some practical, including planning, delivering and evaluating a micro-teach session to evidence City & Guilds outcomes.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need to supply stationery, and you may need to provide your own resources when delivering your micro-teach.

What can I do after this course?

  • Deliver inclusive and good quality teaching and training
  • Seek or continue training or teaching in the sector.  Employers favour applicants with this qualification
  • Progress to a Level 4 Certificate, Level 5 CERT ED or Level 7 PGCE to gain further qualifications (depending on your teaching role and responsibilities)
  • Progress to an Assessor qualification

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Caroline Keeton

Caroline Keeton

Foundation degree is perfect stepping stone

Going to university simply wasn't an option when teaching assistant Caroline Keeton left school in the 1980s. But, more than 30 years on, the 51-year-old mum of two is about to start a top up degree course after completing a foundation degree in Children's and Young People's Services with Derby College. Caroline, who left school at 16 with just a handful of CSEs, discovered her interest in learning when she began work as a TA and took a course in childcare. Encouraged by how well she took to studying, she enrolled on a level 4 diploma at Derby College and a PTLS Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) course. Caroline – whose two adult daughters both studied for their A levels at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre – now plans to use her degree to enhance her current role at a Long Eaton primary School. Rather than train to be a teacher after graduation she wants to become more involved in educational research projects within the existing TA job she loves. Going to Derby College has given Caroline the self-belief she needed to go on to higher education.

She added: "Caroline Friel, our lecturer, played a major part in my decision, and that of other students on my course, to go on and get a degree.

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