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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. (AETT Unit 301)

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. (AETT Unit 302)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of assessment and feedback. (AETT unit 306)
  • Evidence of competence in assessing the occupational competence of others in a real work environment against standards/criteria that are approved by the organisation. (AACWE/CAVA unit 302)
  • Evidence of competence in assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in contexts against standards/criteria that are approved by the organisation. (AAVRA/CAVA unit 303)

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 you will be able to progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Education or Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment depending on your skills, knowledge and experience.

If you have not achieved a level 2 in English and maths, you should enrol on an English and/or maths functional skills class to gain a level 2 qualification as you will need to evidence this as part of the entry requirements to study the level 5 diploma.  

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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What you could earn:

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£142,360.02

Potential salary

£14,376.99

Entry level salary

£60,151.29

Average salary

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