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EDUCATION & TRAINING COURSES

This course is for people who intend to asses NVQ candidates; it involves initial training over 2 days during which the qualification will be explained in detail. You will explore how the evidence for your Assessor qualification will be collected and presented. Following the training you will work independently to gather the evidence required with tutor support and follow-up assessment.

Entry requirements:

In order begin working towards becoming an assessor you must have one of the following: 

  • Hold either level 2 and level 3 NVQ or VRQ qualifications or equivalent, plus sufficient relevant industrial experience that are current and appropriate to the unit(s) of the NVQ or VRQ you are intending to assess.
  • Have substantial industrial experience that is current and appropriate to the unit(s)
How is the course assessed? 

The course will be assessed through a combination of written work, one practical observation and submission of a portfolio of evidence.  Some of the evidence for your IQA Internal Verifier qualification will be gathered remotely. 

  • Assessor cycle and how do we assess?  
  • Questioning skills, SMART targets  
  • Ensuring validity, reliability, authenticity, sufficiently and accuracy of assessment  
  • Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL  
  • Assessment planning, tracking and reviewing with groups and individuals
  • Holistic assessment and supplementary evidence  
  • Portfolio development using Linx2record e-portfolio  
  • Code of conduct, appeals procedure and supporting quality assurance requirements 
DURATION : 3 – 6 months
COST : £650
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The course is designed to give people the knowledge and confidence to teach in the post 16 education sectors. This could be as a trainer in the private training industry or as a teacher/lecturer in further education. 

The qualification replaces the formerly known PTLLS course, certifying people to teach at a nationally accredited standard. 

What previous knowledge/experience/skills are required? 

You must have a minimum Level 2 Literacy (GCSE grades A-C). Some experience of speaking in public, teaching or working with small groups is an advantage. You will ideally have a qualification or work experience in the subject you wish to teach 

How do we assess your progress on the course? 

The course is made up of three core units.  

  • Unit A looks at the role and responsibilities of a trainer/teacher and investigates the skills required to create an effective learning environment. 
  • Unit B is largely practical and each learner is required to plan, deliver and evaluate their own 15 minute micro-teach on a subject of their choice. It focuses on the importance of an inclusive learning environment, meeting individual learning needs. 
  • Unit C investigates the different types of assessment within teaching and how assessment is a pivotal element of successful teaching 
Are there any extra costs (e.g. materials, equipment or books that I need to buy before or during the course?  

In order to present your work to a professional standard and carry out online research you will need to have access to a computer with internet connection. Textbooks: – Ann Gravells: ‘Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector’ and those relevant to your subject specialism. For students new to academic writing we recommend Stella Cottrell’s ‘The Study Skills Handbook’ as a reference book. 

What can I do after completing this course?   

You can progress onto the Level 4 Certificate Education and Training formerly known as the old CTLLS course. This qualification is for those currently in a teaching role that are looking to further improve their teaching skills and progress along the pathway to full teacher status in the post 16 sector. 

This is a reflective practice qualification where learners are encouraged to evaluate their current teaching skills and use feedback from tutors and learners to further develop their own teaching style

DURATION : 3 – 6 months
COST : £450 (including VTCT registration fees)
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The course involves initial training over two days during which the IQA qualification needed to become a qualified Internal Quality Assurer will be explained in detail. You will explore how the evidence for your IQA – Internal Quality Assurance qualification will be collected and presented. Following the training you will work independently to gather the evidence required with tutor support and follow up assessment. 

What will I Learn from the course? 
  • The context and principles of internal quality assurance 
  • Planning the internal quality assurance of assessments 
  • Techniques and the criteria for monitoring the quality internally 
  • How to manage information relevant to the internal quality assurance of assessment 
  • Ensure validity, reliability, authenticity, sufficiently and accuracy of assessments 
  • How to internally maintain improve and evaluate the quality of assessment 
  • The legal and good practice requirements for the internal quality assurance assessment 
Who the course is for:   

The Level 4 IQA course is suitable for anyone with experience and/or knowledge of an assessor’s role. 

This includes: 

  • Teachers 
  • Trainers/Instructors 
  • Course Leaders 
  • Line Managers 
  • Assessors 
  • Quality Mangers 
DURATION : 6 months
COST : £950 
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The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training formerly known as (CTLLS) course. This qualification is for those currently in a teaching role that are looking to further improve their teaching skills and progress along the pathway to full teacher status in the post 16 sector. 

This is a reflective practice qualification where learners are encouraged to evaluate their current teaching skills and use feedback from tutors and learners to further develop their own teaching style. 

How do we assess your progress on the course? 

This is a reflective practice qualification where learners are encouraged to evaluate their current teaching skills and use feedback from tutors and learners to further develop their own teaching style 

Learners are required to plan, deliver and evaluate 30 hours of teaching. In addition their tutor will observe them on three occasions in their current teaching role, providing them with clear guidance and areas for development. 

The qualification is assessed through a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates the learner has met the required assessment criteria. All learners are expected to prove both their theoretical and practical knowledge within their portfolio of evidence. 

There are five mandatory units: 

  1. Roles, responsibilities and relationships
  2. Planning to meet the needs of learners
  3. Delivering education and training
  4. Assessing learners
  5. Using resources

Each unit is assessed using a combination of written answers, observations, reflective journals, session plans, schemes of work and documentation used to assess and track candidates’ current learners.

Who the course is aimed for?  

The qualification is aimed at learners who are 19yrs+ and have had some experience of teaching and training. This may also include those who do not 

currently hold teaching/training positions but who can meet the requirements outlined in the mandatory/optional units.  

This is also the perfect qualification for individuals who are currently working as assessors and are looking to gain a recognised teaching qualification. 

DURATION : 9 months
COST : £1,350 (including VTCT registration fees)
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The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training course formerly known as DTLLS course. This course is for those that are looking to gain full teacher status in the post 16 sector. It is a reflective practice course where learners investigate the skills and attributes required in teaching and evaluate their own teaching styles. 

How do we assess your progress on the course?  

This is taught over 1 year f/t and 2 years p/t, learners are required to log 100 hours of teaching, which includes six assessed observations. The assessment is portfolio based through varied coursework assignments, essays, group and individual presentations, reflective practice, eight observed teaching sessions and a professional development portfolio  

The course covers: 

  • Planning to enable inclusive and engaging learning 
  • Theories and principles which underpin and enable learning 
  • Assessment principles and practice 
  • Curriculum development 
  • Continuing personal development and reflective practice 
  • Wider professional practice 
Who the course is aimed for?   

The course is a natural progression for those learners that have already achieved levels 3 or 4, but learners with the required experience can also enrol straight on to the level 5 programme 

Successful completion of the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training allows the learner to apply for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the post 16 sector. The course is nationally accredited (QCF) and Ofqual regulated, gaining you an internationally recognised teaching qualification. 

The qualification opens doors within further education colleges and enables learners to apply for teaching positions with the confidence they are already qualified and experienced teachers 

DURATION : 1 Year (f/t) 2 Year (p/t)
COST : £1,550 per year (including VTCT registration fees)
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