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Prepare to Teach

Course Code: PTT1
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Award, Certificate
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: 16 weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Time of day: Evening
  • When you'll study: Wednesdays, 5.15pm – 9.00pm

What's it all about?

Do you wish to develop and improve your knowledge, skills and experience in teaching and assessing in the further education sector with the opportunity to achieve professional qualifications?

Completing the Prepare to Teach programme will give you a fundamental understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher/trainer with legislation, equality, diversity, inclusivity and meeting the needs of learners. 

You will be able to sequence learning, plan and deliver sessions, using appropriate resources and teaching methods. You will also gain an essential understanding of how to carry out vocational-related achievement and/or assess competence in the workplace by being able to identify the characteristics of effective assessment practice and feedback and to carry out an assessment with confidence.

Course information

You will need to attend a weekly evening class where you will complete learning activities to gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a teacher in education and training and the relationship between different professionals in education and training. This includes responsibility for maintaining safe and supportive learning.

You will also study the following …

  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches to meet the needs of learners. This includes how to create a learning environment that engages and motivates learners, and planning, delivery and evaluation of inclusive teaching and learning
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of assessment and feedback
  • Evidence of competence in assessing the occupational competence of others in a real work environment against standards/criteria that are approved by the organisation
  • Evidence of competence in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in contexts against standards/criteria that are approved by the organisation.

You select the units and qualifications that meet the requirements of what you are assessing.

Entry requirements will depend on your existing experience/knowledge and access to students/assessment opportunities. However, you will complete a skills scan before enrolment to determine the exact entry requirements and the best route of study for you.

Assessment is via completion of work booklets, micro teach, portfolios and observations.

Upon successful completion, depending on your skills, knowledge and experience you may able to progress onto a further qualification of study in education or training such as:

  • the Level 4 Certificate in Education Training (CETT)
  • the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DETT)
  • the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment.
Alternatively, you may wish to study a qualification in assessment or internal quality assurance. 

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Secondary Education Teaching Professionals


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