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Learn how to encourage, inspire, empower and truly make a difference by training to become a Further Education teacher or assessor.

Why teaching and assessing

Teaching and assessing is a job like no other. It’s unique in combining a rich range of professional skills and knowledge with creativity, excitement and the personal satisfaction in truly making a difference to your students’ lives.

If you’ve got real-world experience and a passion for sharing your skills, and want to make a difference, you could make a great Further Education teacher or assessor. Whatever your skills and experience, there’s a job in FE to match them. From construction to law, engineering to digital, discover the role that’s right for you.

Sharing your skills and inspiring the next generation can be incredibly rewarding and it also gives you the opportunity to shape the future of your industry’s workforce and society in general.

Our Teacher Training and Assessor courses will develop your skills, knowledge and experience of current and innovative teaching, learning and assessment practices in supporting you to become either a qualified teacher or assessor and for you to be able make a real difference to people’s lives.

Choose your course

Prepare to Teach

  • Course code: PTT1
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Award, Certificate
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: 16 weeks
  • Course type: Part-time

Education and Training

  • Course code: CETT
  • Level: 4
  • Qualification: Certificate, City and Guilds
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Part-time

Education and Training

  • Course code: AETT
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Award, City and Guilds
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
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Future Careers

What you could earn:

Secondary Education Teaching Professionals


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

“I now have a greater understanding of student needs and inclusive teaching styles.”

Ian Poyser

“It’s a great opportunity to develop your career and have support while doing it.”

Valentina Radulescu

Virtual Tour

City College Plymouth like you’ve never seen it before. Tour our facilities from the comfort of your sofa and explore our various subject area-focused introductory videos and demonstrations.

Welcome to City College


We hold multiple events all year round, from Year 11 taster sessions to full open days. Our events are a great way to see our facilities, meet our staff and get a feel for life at City College.