Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Teacher Training

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF)

You will need access to a minimum of 30 hours' teaching practice. The course runs for 30 weeks. The course is part time, 3 hours per week plus tutorials.

Course Content

The Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training will develop your practical teaching skills. The content of the course includes developing skills in planning, delivery, assessment and using resources. This qualification is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Delivery of the course will include lectures, seminars, professional discussions, workshops and role play.

The College will assess your skills and knowledge in English, maths and ICT when you apply. As a guide, you are likely to need Level 2 qualifications in the above areas, for example GCSEs or equivalent.

You will be expected to hold a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in the subject area you wish to teach.

Assessment

As part of the qualification you need to produce a portfolio of evidence and you will be given guidance on how to produce this. Evidence for the portfolio can be in a variety of forms such as essays, witness statements, audio visual media, case studies, professional discussion etcetera. You will also be observed in your teaching practice.

Progression

On completion of the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training you may gain employment in the Further education sector as a teacher or you could progress to undertake further study on to Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training which is also available at the college.

Costs

Course fees are £1695 plus £80 registration fee for the Level 4 Certificate in Education and training. If you need guidance on funding please click here to read about Professional and Career Development Loans.

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Student Profiles

This teaching course has had such a huge impact on my life, when I started this course I was very apprehensive and not very confident. The support from the staff is absolutely amazing and without the lecturers and the support they gave Me I would not be the person I am today or in the place I am today. I cannot thank the staff who deliver this teaching course enough, as they, along with the course helped me achieve my career. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.

Jenna Davies, Tutor

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

The Diploma in Education and Training includes units on developing teaching and assessment skills, theories and models of learning, and professional practice. The course is part time and runs for 30 weeks, 3 hours per week plus tutorials.

Course Content

The Diploma in Education and Training course will enable you to take a practical and analytical approach to all the aspects of training and education. You will develop skills in planning and designing learning as well as teaching, assessing and supporting learners. The theories and principles of education and training will be covered and you will be given the opportunity to embed these in your own teaching and practice.

The College will assess your skills and knowledge in English, maths and ICT when you apply. As a guide, you are likely to need Level 2 qualifications in the above areas, for example GCSEs or equivalent.

You will be expected to hold a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in the subject area you wish to teach.

Successful completion of this course qualifies to teach age 14 years and above according to subject specialism.

Assessment

Assessment is by a portfolio of evidence which can include witness statements, case studies, assignments and you will also be observed in your teaching practice.

Costs

Course fees are £1695 plus registration fees for the Level 4 Certificate in Education and training. If you need guidance on funding please click here to read about Professional and Career Development Loans.

Please contact us by clicking here to arrange an interview.

Want to become an assessor?

Please contact us by clicking here to arrange an interview.

Student Profiles

The DTLLS course has changed my outlook on teaching/learning in a positive way, ensuring inclusive learning. I work with people with SEN and strongly believe this course has broadened my knowledge of teaching/learning strategies and preferences, which I now utilise on a daily basis within my teaching practice. Personally the DTLLS has increased my knowledge of inclusive teaching/learning, providing me with new innovative ideas. The DTLLS course is a fantastic opportunity for people to get a dynamic route into teaching, for people in many situations and points in their career. The course is very exciting and gives everyone an equal opportunity to progress into a career in teaching. DTLLS provide you with the opportunity to share your opinions and experiences with fellow colleagues, with the additional support and guidance of professional and fully qualified teachers.

Scott Mallabar, PE Coordinator/Sports Coach