This programme is an ideal introduction to teaching. It is for anyonre who wants to work as a teacher, trainer or instructor who is not currently in the profession and is considering it as an option. It is on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) and is the introductory award to the suite of teaching qualifications.
- The roles, responsibilities and relationships of a tutor in education and training
- How to plan and deliver inclusive teaching / training sessions
- How to assess and give constructive and developmental feedback to students to support their development.
Twelve weeks part-time, delivered on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 6pm - 9pm.
On completion of the programme, students can progress on to the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, Certificate in Education or Diploma in Education and Training.
If you are already employed in the education sector, this course will improve your chances of promotion and if you are not, it will provide the ideal platform to launch a career in teaching.
The full cost of this course is £625. However, discounts may be available if you have multiple staff members that could benefit from training.
Students must be 19+ to undertake this programme. It is desirable that students have a GCSE grade 4 or C or above in Maths and English, or an equivalent qualification.
Certificate in Education, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Rebecca started her career in teaching and learning as an NVQ assessor, supporting adult students to achieve qualifications in English, maths and ICT. Although she enjoyed assessing, it was the small teaching aspect of the job that Rebecca got the most fulfilment from so she moved into a role that enabled her to do this full-time. For the last three years she has worked as a functional skills tutor for a local charity and says that completing her course at Bishop Burton College has helped widen her role by giving her the knowledge she needed to develop her courses.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: The setting is very professional, with classrooms equipped with everything I needed. The LRC (Learning Resource Centre) was an invaluable resource, with very helpful staff available whenever I needed them. Communication with Student Services was also excellent.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: Meeting other professionals who share the same passion and learning from each other to become even better at what we do. Since completing the course I am much more confident about my teaching and find it even more enjoyable.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: My hopes for the future are to pass on my knowledge to others and share what I have learned with my colleagues. I would also like to progress onto the BA (Hons) course in education at the College at some stage.