Our Certificate in Education and Training offers you part-qualification in teaching in the FE and Skills sector. You will attend College one evening per week. You will need access to 30 hours or more teaching or training during the course. This 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.
You will study six modules at Level 4, which provide 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 four times in a developmental capacity over the year by your tutor and will be involved in personal and professional action planning.
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.
You need evidence of:
To secure a place on this course, you need to attend one of our information/interview sessions.
To be successful in this Level 4 qualification, you will need to achieve a minimum of 36 credits. Mandatory units are:
There is a variety of written academic assignments along with presentations and posters depending on the particular module studied. In addition you will have three observations over the one-year period which you will plan for and evaluate. These are graded to Ofsted criteria. You are expected to finish on a grade 2 (good) or better by the end of the course.
You need to supply stationery only.
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.