To ensure effective learning, all trainers/assessors need these skills as a minimum:
- understanding and use of initial, formative and summative assessment
- planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning
- creating and maintaing a safe, inclusive teaching and learning enviroment
Our training courses will deliver these skills and much, much more.
Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will have a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer in relation to legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners. They will be able to use initial and diagnostic assessments and plan and deliver inclusive teaching and learning. They will also be able to assess learning and use appropriate resources to support effective learning. This is a first stage teaching qualification.
Our programmes are blended learning which consists of a number of workshops which you must attend along with self research and the use of our VLE – Virtual Learning Environment. We do not deliver entirely distance learning as the City & Guilds qualification specifications state: “Distance learning is unlikely to provide opportunities for modelling of techniques and interaction with other candidates.”
We feel our blended programme delivers the best, high quality teacher learning possible.This programme comprises face-to-face training workshops, workplace assessment, individual research, distance learning and the completion of 6 assignments. Over 7-9 months you will attend 7 monthly training days. These are highly interactive, face-to-face sessions. They are built around key themes that address the course content, prompt reflective practice and provide an opportunity to share good practice with others. Individual support and distance learning is built into the programme.
The course is assessed by 6 unit assignments, ongoing reflective journals and a teaching practice portfolio. You will have to evidence 30 hours of teaching and will be observed on 3 separate occasions (see below).Please refer to the course programme below for an overview of the course content and the way the course is structured. For further information about the teaching regulations and recent changes visit The Society for Education and Training. We can also take existing QCF qualifications you may have (e.g. TAQA Assessor units) and tailor the course around those qualifications for you. Please contact us directly to discuss this option.
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The team work closely together to provide a variety of quality programmes in Education and Training. Learners interviewed commented that the ongoing support from the team gave them confidence and guidance to complete the qualifications. The assessor guidance is supportive and constructive and learner feedback confirmed satisfaction with the delivery and support provided by the team.
Next Programme – Workshop dates (7 workshops)
Our next course starts – to be confirmed – late 2018:
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Venue: Markham Vale Environment Centre, Near Chesterfield (J29a, M1) – Tutor: Anne McGrath
Professional Career Development Loan
You may be able to apply for a Professional Career Development Loans To apply you must: be 18 or over, have been living in the UK for at least 3 years before your course starts and plan to work in the UK, European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) after the course.
Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that learners can use to help pay for work-related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You can use the loan to pay course fees or other costs, such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support, such as grants or bursaries. Because the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should only consider them as an option once you have investigated all other student funding options.
For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit https://www.gov.uk/career-development-loans/overview or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU?
Our course delivery team are highly experienced and well qualified. They have all held / hold senior positions in industry, business and the lifelong learning sector, ensuring delivery of high quality learning and development.
We will discuss with you what it is you are looking for and how best we can accommodate and deliver the right programme for your people. Already know what you want or not really sure – either way we can help you.