Are you passionate about developing educational opportunities for future generations? Would you like to support teachers and other professionals to develop educational opportunities from Year 1? Do you wish to progress to become a higher level teaching assistant or develop your expertise in your current role? Then this is the course for you.
Derby College has an excellent track record for high quality, inclusive learning. We strive for excellence and deliver superb lessons, support and feedback as well as continuous professional development on all elements of the Level 3 Diploma.
Completing a qualification with us gives you a FULL diploma, exclusive access to high quality course resources, library and career development services, as well as a busy Student Union with all the benefits and discounts that come with membership. We have good links with local schools and provide you with a progression event every year so you can tailor-make your next step in your career after this course.
A course completed with Derby College sets you a cut above the rest. Our reputation for delivering excellent teaching assistants is very good, and our pass rate is 100% (based on 2015/16 statistics).
What are the benefits?
You must be aged 19 or over and have evidence of:
You will be assessed through a range of group presentations, group tasks, annotated photographs, written tasks, professional discussions, assessment of skills during observations of your practice in your school, reflective practice and professional and personal development plans.
You will only need to provide stationery and a folder and you should have access to a computer (please note all Derby College students can use computers in College for free).
Once you have completed the Diploma, you can:
Rhiannon Elliott has not looked back since embarking on the PGCE. Formal teacher training was critical for her role as a Travel and Tourism teacher at Derby College – and she feels particularly fortunate that she could achieve her ambitions through part-time study at the College itself.
She gained a nationally recognised qualification without having to move away from home. And so enjoyable was her learning experience that she has now begun studying for a Masters in Education with the University of Derby.
Derby College has offered me lots of support throughout my course. Sometimes working full time and studying can be quite challenging. However, the College has kept me on track and has been very open to helping me respond to any challenges. Reflecting on what I’ve learnt and how it has influenced my work is great.