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Level: 4

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 30

Hours: 3.50

Start: 06/11/2017

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

Tuition (£): 1417.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 1417.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Certificate offers you a qualification for teaching in the Education and Training sector.  You will attend College one evening per week and will need access to 30 hours or more teaching or training during the course. 

The qualification is especially suitable for trainer-assessors, those working one-to-one with learners, and those wishing to take a slower route to full qualification.

The course provides you with an excellent toolkit for teaching, learning and assessment.  Emphasis is placed on developing your practical teaching skills so that you exit as a confident and able teacher or trainer. You will be observed in practice three times to develop your teaching skills and this will inform your professional development plan.

Benefits include:

  • Developing a skill set to teach or train in the Education and Training sector
  • An employability advantage
  • A recognised teaching qualification
  • 40 credits towards a 120-credit CERT ED (full qualification)

Entry requirements

You need evidence of:

  • A qualification at an appropriate level and relevant up-to-date experience in your vocational/subject-specialism
  • A Level 2 qualification in English
  • A Level 2 qualification in Maths - or you should be working towards this
  • Capacity to undertake 30 hours teaching in your specialist area during the course

To secure a place on this course, you need to attend one of our information/interview sessions.

Our courses require a minimum of 12 enrolments to run. You will be notified two weeks prior to start date if the course is NOT going to run.

Course Content

To be successful in this Level 4 qualification, you will achieve a minimum of 36 credits.  There are five mandatory units:

  1. Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  2. Planning to meet the needs of learners in education and training
  3. Delivering education and training
  4. Assessing learners in education and training
  5. Using resources for education and training

How will I be assessed?

You will engage in a variety of assessment methods, including written academic assignments, presentations, posters, reflective learning journals, a portfolio of professional practice and professional discussions.  In addition, you will have three observations during the course which are graded to Ofsted criteria.  You are expected to finish on a grade 2 (good) or better by the end of the course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need to supply stationery only.

What can I do after this course?

  • Progress to the CERT ED or PGCE (full teaching qualification)
  • Progress to a Coaching or Assessing qualification
  • Seek or develop a teaching, training or assessing role in Education and Training (Post-14)
  • Progress to a Higher Apprenticeship: Further Education Learning and Skills Teacher (Level 5) or Assessor-Coach (Level 4)

 

* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Jacqui Heath

Jacqui Heath

Tutor Jacqui helps students find the right words thanks to TESOL course

 
Tutor Jacqui Heath is teaching students from all over the world to improve their English and literacy skills after she gained Level 5 Diploma in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) via Derby College.
Jacqui, whose background is in PR and journalism, initially took a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) course at her local college.
She wanted a career which combined her professional writing and editing skills with the teaching experience she gained while home educating her children.
Motivated by the rewards and challenges of adult education, she decided to further her qualifications by enrolling for the Derby College TESOL course.  She gained the level 5 diploma in 2013.
Since then, Jacqui has taught students from across the globe – including Eritrea, Sudan, Pakistan and Eastern Europe – to confidently speak, read and write English.
Rather than studying online, Jacqui chose to go to Derby College so she could observe how her teachers delivered sessions. 
Jacqui added:
 

The tutors gave generously of their expert experience as we gained all the knowledge and skills necessary to launch ourselves into an ESL teaching career, whether at home or abroad. I think the most important thing I left with was the confident thumbs up from the excellent teaching staff.

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