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Training for further education teacher trainers

WMCETT won a bid to the Education and Training Foundation to trial an approach to the training of post-16 teacher trainers inearly 2017.

After two pilot courses, the programme is now being run again as a course available through the Education and Training Foundation booking system.

Places are now being offered on the four-day programme which is aimed at enhancing the quality of initial teacher education (ITE) in the further education and training sector. The cost per person is £325, or £276.25 for SET members.

Course Venue Dates How to apply
Training for Further Education
Teacher Trainers
University of Warwick
Westwood campus, Coventry
Fridays November 17, 24, December 1 and 8. Apply here


The aims are that this module will:

  • Provide participants with CPD that is relevant and supported with high-quality innovative resources, ensuring participants have a clear understanding of the sector-wide landscape of initial teacher training.
  • Allow participants to understand and develop systems to initially assess, support and effectively progress trainee teachers within robust and rigorous quality assurance processes.
  • Enable participants to acquire the knowledge and resources to deliver and assess a ‘common curricula’ at Levels 4 and 5 and to develop the skills to train, observe, coach and mentor trainee teachers to become critically reflective, ‘outstanding’ practitioners.
  • Model effective, evidence-based practice during delivery and the innovative use of new technologies to inspire and energise candidates to use elearning effectively.
  • Raise awareness of key sector development areas of English, maths, digital literacy and employability skills which will be embedded as core themes throughout.

There will be a requirement for all participants to develop a post-course action plan for continuing professional development linked to skills, knowledge and attributes.

Who is this four-day pilot programme for?
  • For those teaching the DET, CET or Award, or planning to soon
  • Those keen to progress in teacher education

It is relevant across all sectors, and for those working with awarding body or HEI provision.

How to apply

This course will be held at the University of Warwick's Westwood campus in Coventry on Wednesdays October 4, October 11, October 18 and November 1, with refreshments and lunch provided. Participants will be asked to bring along a laptop with small earphones, and access to wifi will be provided.

To apply for this course, please see the Education and Training Foundation booking system here .

If you have any queries, please contact WMCETT project manager Julie Chamberlain on .