Education and Training

All Macclesfield College’s education and training courses are delivered by teaching professionals. We have a wide range of teaching qualifications from level 2 up to level 5. You can choose from a variety of courses including PGCE (post 16) and Foundation Degree in Supporting Children in Primary Education. You can also study our teaching assistant courses both online and in the classroom giving you complete control of your learning.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: Multiple start dates available.

Do you directly support teaching and learning of pupils in schools in an area that
requires specialist knowledge and skills?

This qualification will allow successful candidates to work in roles that offer specialist support for pupils within a nursery,
infant or junior school, secondary or special schools.

All learners must have a work placement arranged to be able to gather the evidence for the course. You are required to
undertake a minimum of 50 hours work experience within a school. The placement will need to be in an infant, primary, junior or secondary school, supporting learners between the ages of 4/5 and 16.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: 16th September 2019 to 28th January 2022

The FD Supporting Children in Primary Education is designed to allow support staff working in primary schools a progression route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is validated by the University of Wolverhampton. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on the development of practical, personal and professional attributes required to promote the development of a world class workforce. This includes developing knowledge of supporting children in literacy and numeracy in the primary school as well as supporting pedagogy.
• The Foundation Degree is designed to be studied flexibly, around your current work commitments.
• Students can choose to specialise in the second year to focus on Childhood and Family Studies or Special Needs and Inclusion Studies, dependent on your current role and career aspirations.
• Successful completion of the FD (Arts) Supporting Children in Primary Education allows progression on to either the BA (Hons) Childhood and Family Studies or BA (Hons) Special Needs and Inclusion Studies. A PGCE/School Direct could be completed following the Honours degree.

If you are currently involved in supporting teaching and learning in a Primary or Special School setting then this course may be for you.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: 9th September 2019 to 26th June 2020

This is a Level 5 teaching qualification which enables the candidate to undertake a full teaching role in the learning and skills sector.

Who is it for?

The Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training is a teaching qualification which has a teaching/training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England. It may be possible for ‘pre-service’ teachers/trainers (those who are not formally contracted as teachers/trainers) to also complete this qualification.

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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Apprenticeship vacancies

To find out more about apprenticeships through Macclesfield College, give our Maxim Team a call on 01625 410022.

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