Education & Training
If you have always dreamt of working with and inspiring students, in a school or further education setting, our education & training courses can help you achieve your goal. Whether you already work within an educational setting or are looking to take your first steps into this rewarding sector, our courses will equip you with all the knowledge and practical skills you will need to become a successful educator and provide you with a clear route into teaching.
Trips and visits
As this is a part-time education & training adult course, trips and visits are generally not applicable. However, there may be opportunities to visit higher education institutions to gain an insight into where your studies could take you.
The skills and knowledge acquired on this course are applicable to a wide range of career and educational opportunities. The course is designed to ensure you are industry-ready and that you are equipped with all of the latest sector knowledge, ready to take your next step
16-18 Years Old
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Our education & training courses are suitable for adults wishing to begin a career in teaching or assessing students. From short introductory courses through to level 4, our courses span a wide range of topics including planning lessons, presentation skills, inclusive approaches, assessing learners, and child development.
Many of our education and training courses require students to complete an extensive work placement, which ensures they develop practical experience and key sector knowledge.
Level 2 Certificate Supporting Teaching & Learning in School
Level 2 Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
Level 3 Award Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
Level 3 Award Education & Training
Level 3 Award Understanding the Principles & Practices of Assessment (Units)
Level 3 Certificate Assessing Vocational Achievement
Level 3 Certificate Supporting Teaching & Learning in School
Level 4 Award Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
Level 5 Diploma Education & Training
Preparing to Work in Education
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Higher Education Learner
Our higher education course is ideal if you have previously studied education and training and wish to take your skills to the next level. Whether you are currently teaching or wish to enter the sector, this course will develop your teaching skills and prepare you to competently work in a post-16 further education setting.
Meet our students
The course has really helped me to progress and develop my delivery in the classroom. The tutors are very supportive, they provide lots of motivation and encouragement with progression and personal development.”
Jenny completed the Level 5 Diploma Education & Training course alongside her part-time Apprenticeship Coach role at the college.
Meet our tutors
Teaching and Learning Manager David Lenton studied Education Studies with English Language and Literature at Liverpool John Moores University, before completing his PGCE with Manchester Metropolitan University. He has taught at numerous colleges as well as being part of Liverpool Hope University's steering committee and focus group for their teacher training programmes.
David recently joined the college and is really enjoying teaching here: "It's great to be able to teach the fundamentals of teaching to new practitioners. Our curriculum doesn’t just encompass the content of the specification, we also integrate emerging and current practice within the education industry because of the links between curriculum and teaching and learning."
Explore our facilities
Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
Higher Education Learning Centre
The Craig Atherton Higher Education Learning Centre is a dedicated area for students on higher education programmes, situated in the college's LRC, and providing both quiet study pods and breakout areas for group study.
The Learning Centre houses a number of PC and Apple Mac computers as well as providing space for students to study using their own digital devices. The space also houses pop up support workshops delivered by the college's welfare & learning support teams on topics such as study skills.