Professional Development and Short Courses


Teaching remains an ever popular career choice for many, but, did you know you’re not just restricted to a school setting? Our courses can help you train to work in a college or even run sessions in the workplace.

These courses are suitable for those considering entering the teaching profession and essential if you are starting to teach within the Further Education/Learning and Skills sector. Entry to these courses requires candidates to possess or be working towards a Level 3 qualification in the subject they wish to teach or have relevant industrial experience. The courses are designed to ensure candidates develop an understanding of teaching, learning and assessment and will focus on improving interpersonal skills such as speaking, listening and providing feedback to learners on their progress. All courses will raise awareness of equality and diversity issues relevant to teaching, learning and assessment.

Your Study Programme will feature a range of elements including:

  • Vocational training 
  • English
  • Maths 
  • Equality and Diversity 
  • Work-related learning and experience 
  • Competitions 
  • Trips and visits
  • Guest speakers

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Award in Education and Training

  • Ten weeks
  • Part time

This is an introductory teaching qualification, suitable for those considering entering the profession, or who have started teaching students age ...

Award in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice

  • 4

This course is for you if you are someone who is responsible for, co-ordinates and monitors a team of assessors ...

Supporting Teaching and Learning

  • One year
  • 2
  • Part time

The course will enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of supporting learning within a school environment.

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

  • 3

All individuals who assess the occupational competence of others in a work environment, or vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in ...

Certificate/ Diploma Supporting Teaching and Learning

  • 3
  • Part time

This course is designed for people who wish to work in the school environment. The qualification is recognised for the ...

Prepare to Teach in Education

  • 3

This course will develop an understanding of teaching in education/training. It takes place over two and a half hours a ...

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06 December 2017

Open Evening - Lowestoft Campus

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