• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Tutors and
    Support

Course Overview

Who are the qualifications for?

  • For candidates who work or who want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector.
  • For candidates who have just started a teaching/training role.
  • For teachers/trainers who are seeking career progression in their area of work.
  • For candidates who work with learners on a one-to- one basis.
  • For candidates who teach in industry.
  • For candidates who have already achieved some Learning and Development units that can be carried forward into this qualification.
  • For candidates who are assessors and wish to achieve a teaching/training qualification.
  • For candidates with a CET who wish to top this up to a full level 5 teaching qualification applicable to the qualified teaching pay scales across FE institutes and apply for QTLS through the Society for Education and Training.
Level
Level 5
Duration
35 weeks part-time evening classes
Awarding Body
City & Guilds
Course Fees
£2722 (APEL from CET Fee)
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Aged 19 and over? Click here to find out about our financial support available

Units and Structure

The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector, such as:

  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Theories, principles and models in education and training
  • Wider professional practice and development in education and training
  • Action Learning to support development of specific pedagogy
  • Action Research
  • Developing, using and organising resources in a specialist area

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Candidates must be considering a subject for delivery and be aiming to achieve / or have achieved a qualification and/or have experience in their subject/skill at the appropriate level.

All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme not having evidence of at least level 2 in maths and English, should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They should record their development needs and agree an action plan to address them as this is generally considered a job requirement for a qualified lecturer in the FE and Skills Sector

Initial assessment and induction
Learners must undertake an initial assessment of their own skills in literacy, language, numeracy and ICT, as well as other learner characteristics at the beginning of their course. This assessment should be used to:

  • Identify support and development needs
  • Identify level appropriate
  • Provide a basis for progression and professional

City & Guilds cannot accept any registrations for candidates under 19 as this qualification is not approved for under 19s.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Michelle Mahoney

Michelle Mahoney

Lecturer of Education

Prior to teaching, I worked as an adult nurse. I had the privilege of teaching for about 17 years within a variety of settings including infant and nursery schools, junior schools and through primary schools and held senior leadership positions for approximately 9 years.  I am very interested in behaviour and have enjoyed working with children, parents and a variety of outside agencies to enable individuals to achieve what they are capable of and more! I currently teach in HE on a variety of teacher education programmes.

Current Modules Taught

  • Global and national education reform
  • Exploring specialist teaching
  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Theories, principles and models in education and training
  • Wider professional practice and development in education and training
  • Action learning to support the development of specific pedagogy

Research/ Scholarly Activity

I am passionate both with respect to my own education and that of others. I have a research interest in leadership and school restructure and am currently undertaking a Doctorate in education.

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Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

The natural course for further study after the Diploma in Education and Training is the BA (Hons) in Education and Advancing Professional Practice (Top Up). This course will allow you to gain the additional 180 credits needed part-time across 7 Saturdays per year for 3 years to gain a full honours degree.

 

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The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Debbie Pulleyblank
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David Feeney
01302 558290
david.feeney@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

Candidates must be considering a subject for delivery and be aiming to achieve / or have achieved a qualification and/or have experience in their subject/skill at the appropriate level.

All trainee teachers joining this qualification programme not having evidence of at least level 2 in maths and English, should undertake an initial assessment of skills in English, mathematics and ICT. They should record their development needs and agree an action plan to address them as this is generally considered a job requirement for a qualified lecturer in the FE and Skills Sector

Initial assessment and induction
Learners must undertake an initial assessment of their own skills in literacy, language, numeracy and ICT, as well as other learner characteristics at the beginning of their course. This assessment should be used to:

  • Identify support and development needs
  • Identify level appropriate
  • Provide a basis for progression and professional

City & Guilds cannot accept any registrations for candidates under 19 as this qualification is not approved for under 19s.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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