Derby College offers a range of high quality education programmes and works in partnership with the University of Derby. Its teacher training provision was graded outstanding by a recent Ofsted inspection (December 2015).
Building on this success, Derby College is offering a new and innovative route to qualifying as an assessor, trainer, workshop demonstrator and/or coach in the Education and Training sector.
Achieving the Higher Apprenticeship Assessor-Coach qualification will enable you to develop and assess apprentices and workplace learners. With apprenticeships expected to expand significantly, it will enhance your employment opportunities and employability. We can tailor the learning to fit with your job role and the needs of your employer.
In order to evidence the Apprenticeship Standards and become an outstanding assessor-coach who has a positive impact on apprentice development, you will work towards a set of qualifications bespoke to your needs and the needs of your employer. You must achieve:
Depending on your role, your employer may wish you to achieve:
You will have study time to work with your assessor one-to-one and will attend small group teaching workshops. These will support you to prepare for end-point assessment, which will consist of a variety of written tasks, professional discussion and observation. This is conducted by an independent end-point assessment centre.
Learning time is organised on a flexible basis to accommodate your own needs and those of your employer, although you will normally be required to attend College to achieve the Functional Skills qualifications. There will also be developmental observations of your practice.
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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.