What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This Award is a 12 week course, studying 2.5 hours per week.
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.
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.
The next courses are:
- Tues 17-Sep-19 to 10-Dec-19 (13:30-16:00)
- Tues 17-Sep-19 to 10-Dec-19 (18:00-20:30)
- Tues 14-Jan-20 to 21-Apr-20 (13:30-16:00)
- Tues 14-Jan-20 to 21-Apr-20 (18:00-20:30)
- Wed 18-Mar-20 to 17-Jun-20 (13:30-16:00)
- Wed 18-Mar-20 to 17-Jun-20 (18:00-20.30)
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. Most organisations in the Lifelong Learning Sector (FE colleges, training providers, prisons 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 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 study three key assignments:
- Roles and responsibilities
- Understanding and 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