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  • Have you ever thought about teaching 16+?
  • Do you have a particular interest or professional skill you’d like to share?
  • Would you like to train or assess others?
  • Do you need to train your workforce?


East Surrey College's Teacher Training Academy offers a number of courses which can lead to or develop a career in teaching, training or assessing others.

Qualifications range from level 3 to level 5 – you can join at any level providing you meet the entry requirements. You might be considering a new career or wishing to progress in or supplement an 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!

Trainee Apprenticeship Route

Our courses can also be taken as part of an apprenticeship programme – if you are on a teaching apprentieship, your employer will encourage you to gain a level 4 or 5 qualification.

Bespoke Courses for Organisations

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. 

Courses Available
Award in Education and Training (AET) Level 3 
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.
Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) Level 3

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).

Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (IQA) Level 4
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.
Certificate in Education and Training (CET) Level 4
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.
Diploma in Education and Training (DET) Level 5
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.
AET & CAVA Package Level 3
This package combines the Award in Education and Training (AET) and Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) units above.


  • Employment in technical or vocational education
  • Teaching in adult community learning
  • Employment in a sixth form setting
  • Training in a variety of settings
  • Assessing in a variety of settings
  • Training others to train
  • Further levels of education
  • Promotion in your current role
  • A mix of face-to-face and remotely delivered sessions
  • Flexible bespoke provision available
  • Experienced staff delivering the courses
  • Join at any level
  • Small class sizes
  • Assistance with arranging your placement
  • Value for money
  • Excellent CPD
  • Excellent facilities
  • Great transport links from London, Croydon and across the South East
  • Qualification may lead to an employment contract with Orbital South Colleges

"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."

Rakhee, DET Student

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

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