Education and Training at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS

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Course summary

This qualification is for anyone wishing to take up a career as a teacher/trainer in either further education or the community. The Level 5 Diploma will ensure you have excellent skills attributes and a professional approach in your chosen practice. Those wishing to teach in the lifelong learning sector including HE, FE, community. Once completed this course ,you may go on to Teaching in the sector, Further HE study, TAQA awards.


Planning, Delivery and Assessment: The planning for teaching, learning and assessment is a core undertaking for teacher trainers and through this module your new skills will allow you to demonstrate areas of your practice such as deciding on the best methods of delivery and assessment to ensure progress of your learners. Managing Behaviour: This module examines factors, strategies and procedures that impact on the behaviour of learners and the theory of behaviour management. Trainee teachers will consider the most appropriate approaches to a number of observed behaviours in order to facilitate a safe and inclusive teaching environment. Equality and Diversity: Having a good understanding of the skills, attributes and qualities expected of a teacher in a dual professional role and how you can promote equality and value diversity in practice will be key to your new role. It will also provide you with a solid grounding and understanding both inside and outside the classroom that relates to valuing all learners and their differences Managing Resources and your Specialist Area: This project enables you to explore your own specialist subject area with regards to its philosophy, structure, teaching, learning, assessment and resourcing. It gives you the opportunity to liaise with others in your curriculum and research your specialist area of teaching in terms of continuing education and professional practice in order for you to review the effectiveness of your own practice. Evaluating Quality of Learning Programmes: This project enables you to gain a deeper understanding of educational policy and quality assurance procedures and practices. The module is predominantly based around research. You will conduct research into the policies, codes of practice and guidelines of your organisation. You will also research your stakeholders in order to gather feedback and suggest improvements. In addition to this you will explore how educational policy directly impacts on your practice and evaluate your research and discuss where improvements can be made from data you have collected.

Assessment method

100 hours of teaching practice over 2 years with 8 developmental observations There are 3 written assignments in each year and reflective journals to complete with each assignment. A number of presentations form part of the assessment and these are both individual and group which take place in year 2.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications will be considered individually however offers will usually be based on: 64 UCAS points (those with 48 UCAS points will be considered for an interview) BTEC Level 3 qualification (2 years) in relevant subject Other related Level 3 qualifications Normally 2 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading), including maths or English An Access to Higher Education Diploma in relevant area Related work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3000 Year 1
Scotland £3000 Year 1
Wales £3000 Year 1

Additional fee information

You will need a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) certificate that has been issued within 12 months of the start of the course. If you take up a teaching placement at Trafford College Group, you will need a new DBS before you can start to teach. You can apply for this at enrolment, for a fee, if necessary.
Education and Training at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS