What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
The course is delivered by taught sessions, group activities, research and micro-teaching. You will be assessed on your practical skills and a portfolio of work built up throughout the course.
This is a Level 3 programme for those who wish to undertake teaching or training in post-16 education or work based learning. It is the threshold qualification for teachers in the sector.
This Award is a 12 week course, studying 2.5 hours per week.
We offer two courses which are likely to be:
- Afternoon course starting Wednesday 19th September 2018 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)
- Evening course starting Wednesday 19th September 2018 (6:00pm - 8:30pm)
- Afternoon course starting Wednesday 16th January 2019 (1.30pm - 4:00pm)
- Evening course starting Wednesday 16th January 2019 (6:00pm - 8:30pm)
- Afternoon course starting Tuesday 12th March 2019 (1.30pm - 4:00pm)
- Evening course starting Tuesday 12th March 2019 (6:00pm - 8:30pm)
It can be very difficult to negotiate the correct teaching qualification when you are trying to change career or are interested in passing on your skills in a teaching or training role. All organisations in the Lifelong Learning Sector (FE colleges, training providers, Basic Skills provision etc) require an Award in Education and Training in the first year of teaching. If you are keen to become a teacher you can:
- Do an Award in Education and Training Level 3 course and use it to help you find a teaching job.
- Find a teaching job and do the Award in Education and Training and some further teaching qualifications.
- Do a full time PGCE/Certificate in Education (you can do this at Exeter College if you are interested in 16+ education).
- If you would like further information or need to clarify your options please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01392 400613 and we will respond to your queries.
Please note: If you want to teach in primary or secondary schools, Exeter College does not offer this type of PGCE course. However, our full time PGCE does offer the opportunity to teach 16 + learners.
You will be studying four key assignments:
- Roles and responsibilities
- Understanding inclusive learning
- Using inclusive learning
- Principles of assessment
The overall learning will include:
- Knowledge of relevant principles, and where appropriate theories, that apply in this field
- Evidence of appropriate reading relating to principles, theories and practice
- Consideration of how professional values impact on working in this area
- Evidence of reflective approach