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Teaching Courses for post-16 education and workplace training

You might be considering a change of career or looking to progress in your existing career. You might have a passion for a particular hobby, or skills gained in trade or industry. If you have the interest, we can make you a teacher!

East Surrey College's Teacher Training Academy offers a range of courses which can lead to or develop your career in teaching post-16 or work place training and assessing. We offer Level 3 – 5 qualifications including AET, CET, DET, IQA and CAVA.

Key Benefits
  • A mix of face-to-face and remotely delivered sessions
  • Flexible bespoke training options available
  • Experienced tutors
  • Join at any level
  • Small class sizes
  • Assistance with arranging your placement
  • Value for money
  • CPD
  • Excellent facilities

Courses Available

Start Date: 6 May 2023
Duration: 6 Weeks
Cost: £395

This is an introduction to teaching that will give an insight into the roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training, how to plan and deliver inclusive teaching sessions and how to assess and give constructive feedback.

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Start Date: Flexible start dates 
Duration: 15 Weeks
Cost: £570

This is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (for example a workshop, classroom or other training environment).

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Start Date: Flexible start dates
Duration: 15 Weeks
Cost: £820

This package combines the Award in Education and Training (AET) and Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) units above.

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Start Date: 21 March 2023
Duration: 15 Weeks
Cost: £620

This is for practitioners who conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process from within a centre/organisation, by sample planning, monitoring and advising on the practice of assessors.

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Start Date: New dates tbc
Duration: 22 Weeks
Cost: £1417

This is a first stage teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is a qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers. This qualification is also suitable for those delivering education and training in any learning environment.

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Start Date: New dates tbc
Duration: 34 Weeks
Cost: £2050

This is a teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. Candidates who successfully complete this qualification will take an analytical and practical approach to all aspects of planning, delivering and assessing inclusive teaching and learning. Whilst doing this, candidates will embed theories and principles in education and training and demonstrate them in their practice.

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Our courses can also be taken as part of an Apprenticeship Programme – if you are on a Teaching Apprentieship already, your employer will encourage you to gain a Level 4 or 5 qualification.

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We also offer bespoke tailored courses to organisations including local authorities, local businesses and the NHS, who may need to train their staff in fire safety, inductions, risk assessments or safeguarding for example.

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Where can these courses take me?

  • Employment in post- 16 technical or vocational education
  • Teaching in adult community learning
  • Employment in a sixth form setting
  • Training or assessing in a variety of settings
  • Further levels of education
  • Career progression


"Thank you for all your support and flexibility – it has been great! Trainers developed invaluable skills and knowledge that will enable them to make their sessions more engaging and effective."

Head of Human Resourses, Biggin Hill Airport


"This course helped me learn about how to plan for and deliver inclusive teaching and learning sessions. It also taught me about considering learner needs, different learning styles and using a variety of appropriate assessment methods. Furthermore, I learnt about the roles and responsibilities in education and training, and relevant legislation and codes of practice."



If you would like discuss our Teacher Training Academy courses further, please contact Jose Aguiar by calling 01737 772611, 07912 271598 or email


Address: East Surrey College, Gatton Point, London Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 2JX

Main Switchboard: 01737 772611 / Client Services: 01737 788444 / Email:

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