Our courses provide teacher training for people already employed in either colleges or a training and work-place provider setting, or for those wishing to gain employment in the education sector.
We offer the full set of awards that make up the new Level 3/4 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (which replaces the old A1 Assessor Award), which is required by people carrying out occupational competency assessments.
The Education & Training Award is a Level 3 course for people looking to obtain a qualification in training and is appropriate for those delivering work-based training within voluntary, community, private and public organisations. You do not need any previous teaching experience to start this course. However, you will need to book yourself on to one of our presentations before enrolling on the course - you can do this by clicking here.
The PGCE / Cert.Ed 14+ is required by those who teach, or wish to teach, in post-school education in the UK. It can be completed as a two-year part-time or one-year full-time course. This course forms part of our Higher Education offer, to find out more about this course please click here.
This is a one year, full-time course will help you achieve the qualification you need to gain entry to a degree course at university such as a BA in Education. This course forms part of our Access to Higher Education offer, to find out more about this course please click here.
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After working as a teaching assistant for five years, I decided to take the plunge and start training to become a teacher. The course is split into three main areas – Psychology, Education and English. This has given me a good overview of the different skills I’ll need when working as a teacher. I’ve just accepted an offer to go to Bolton University to do my Early Years and Childhood Studies. I can’t wait!
Sophie Roberts – Access to Teaching
I work at Bolton Local Authority and my role involves developing and delivering professional development training for members of staff within the organisation. The PGCE course at Bolton College is challenging but has definitely been worth all the hard work. I now have a much better knowledge of delivering training to my colleagues and my confidence at work has soared.
Kerry Hewart – PGCE