Teacher Training

Derby College offers a wide range of generic initial teacher training courses to suit most needs. Work force development reforms introduced in September 2007 require all teachers in FE to have or be working towards licensed status (QTLS,ATLS) and our courses enable you to do this.

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Available courses

L3 Award in Coaching

The Level 3 Coaching Award is for people who are new to coaching and/or want to develop their practical coaching skills for enabling success, and develop theoretical knowledge of effective coaching.  It consists of three units - understanding effective coaching,  practical coaching and reflecting…

L4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

The Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants is aimed at support staff currently working as teaching assistants, and wishing to progress to Higher Level Teaching Assistant status.  The course develops knowledge, understanding and skills in addressing the different chal…

L4 Certificate: Effective Practice for Apprenticeship Practitioners

The course will explore: The changing roles and responsibilities of a trainer delivering apprenticeship standards Strategies and confidence in delivering teaching and learning to individual and small groups of apprentices How to plan a learning programme to evidence Apprenticeship standards and pre…

L2 Award in Prevent and Safeguarding Strategies


A L2 Award designed to enable you to be confident in identifying and acting upon potential radicalisation, knowing and using the Prevent strategy and promoting safeguarding for all learners.  You will have an accredited certificate to demonstrate your currency of knowledge, skills and practice.

Access to Teaching and Education Studies Diploma

The Access to Teaching/Education Studies Level 3 Diploma has been designed to enable you to progress to Higher Education to study for Early Years, Primary or Secondary School Teaching.  You will study a range of subjects relating to Education, Psychology, English and Science and you will also obta…

Level 3 Certificate in Coaching

Coaching is now recognised as a powerful strategy for effectively developing individuals.  The units involved: identify individual learning and development needs. plan and prepare specific learning and development opportunities provide information and advice to learners and employers undertaking c…

PGCE Year 1 - Playground


Moodle test site for PGCE Year 1 students

L5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Disabilities

An accredited professional development opportunity for those teaching or intending to teach disabled learners in the further education and skills sector in England. Applicants will be interviewed to confirm their suitability to undertake the course and have the necessary skills, experience and pers…

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement


Course Code - OREMOO38RR


Learning Aim - 50107720


CAVA - Assessing Vocational Achievement - previously known as the A1 Qualification

TESOL (Trinity College Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)


This course prepares you to teach English as a second or foreign language to adults and those aged 11+ anywhere in the world

L3 Award in Education and Training (Fire & Rescue Service)

This is an initial teacher training course of 2 weeks' duration has been specifically created for our Fire and Rescue Services groups.  It provides an insight into the principles of training (planning, delivery and evaluation) and consists of theory and practical task.  It is intended to prov…