Professional Development


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 Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

  • 1 year
  • 3
  • Part time

This award is part of a series of three units, a combination of which is needed to assess in the ...

ILM Certificate in Team Leading

  • 2

This Certificate will equip current and aspiring team leaders or supervisors with the essential skills, knowledge and confidence needed to ...

ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management

  • Attendance 1-2 days per month
  • 3

The Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management, awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management, is an internationally recognised ...

ILM Award in Leadership and Management

  • 3

This five day management course is a concise qualification which gives an introduction to the basic skills, knowledge and understanding ...

ILM Level 3 Coaching

  • Can be achieved within 6 months
  • 3
  • Full time

The award in Coaching is designed for people in their first management position employed in a role that has coaching ...

Diploma in Education and Training

  • 2 years
  • 5
  • Part time

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training course is designed for in-service teachers in the post-compulsory sector or trainers ...

Award in Education and Training

  • 16 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
  • Part time

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 Level 2

  • One year
  • Level 2
  • Part time

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

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational Achievement

  • 3
  • Part time

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 Level 3

  • Level 3
  • Part time

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