At South Devon College we recognise the need for great teachers and assistants who can support the local community. Teaching staff encompass a range of skills and talents and wish to make a positive contribution by sharing their experiences and expertise with others.

Our dedicated tutors have experience working in fields of education and training including contributors for various media and educational organisations, authors of core industry text books, and professional development in new and emerging concepts. You will receive a personal learning plan enabling you to develop and grow in a supportive environment. If you are currently teaching or wish to move into this sector, our courses will help you to enhance your skills, reflect on current ideas and resourcefully investigate the professional opportunities open to you.

Our courses are designed for teaching in the Education and Training Sector, including further education, higher and adult education, sixth form, youth and community services, health and uniformed services, private and training organisations. Adult and community education offers teaching careers for graduates and non- graduates across a varied curriculum.

Whether you’d like to take your first step into teaching or develop your specialist skills further, there are training options to suit all. Discover how far you can go below!


Teaching Qualifications

These qualifications are for those who work, or would like to work, in the further education and skills sector.

Award in Education and Training Level 3
Pearson Certificate in Education and Training (CET) Level 4
BTEC Diploma in Education and Training Level 5
Academic Professional Apprenticeship Level 7 Teacher in classroom.


Teaching Assistant

These qualifications are designed to support you in a teaching assistant role with and includes a Level 3 Certificate option or an apprenticeship route.

Teaching Assistants: Supporting Teaching and Learning Certificate Level 3 Teacher holding test tube and showing students.

Access to Higher Education

If you aspire to study higher education but need lack the necessary qualifications then an access course will help you get there.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: Education (Distance Learning) Adult students sitting at desks in a classroom.

Degree programmes at University Centre South Devon

If you would like to specialise in a particular area then University Centre South Devon has foundation degrees and BA(hons) top-up programmes for you to choose from. From there you could study a PGCE with another provider.

FdA Teaching and Learning Student holding up playing cards with letters on.
FdA Early Years Care and Education  Child development students sat around a table.
BA (Hons) Child Development and Education (Top-up) Childcare students in the classroom at University Centre South Devon.
BA (Hons) Education, Development and Society (Top-up) Childcare students in the classroom at University Centre South Devon.

Further Teaching Development

The below options are designed to help you develop your assessment skills further.

Assessing Vocational Achievement Certificate Level 3 Female plumbing student with lecturer.
Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement Award Level 3 Education student.
Pearson Edexcel Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (Online) Level 3 Close up of a woman typing on a laptop
City & Guilds Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching Award Calculator placed on table.


Children, Young People and Early Years

If you work in a early years setting or with young people then the roles below can help you with continuing professional development in specialist subjects.

Early Years Workforce Level 3
Introduction to Child Development and Care (Online) Level 2 Childcare students in the classroom at University Centre South Devon.
Award in Safeguarding in a Learning Environment (Online) Level 1
Introduction to Forest School Principles Award (Online) Level 1 Looking up toward the tree canopy in forest.
NCFE CACHE Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health Certificate (Online) Level 2
Support Work in Schools Award (Online) Level 2 Business student working at her computer.
Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Certificate (Online) Level 2
Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Certificate (Online) Level 2
Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses Level 2
Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent Certificate Level 2 UCSD students
Understanding Autism Certificate Level 2 and Level 3 Picture of a colourful autism awareness ribbon
Forest School Programme Leadership Certificate Level 3 Trees in a forest.
Award in Special Educational Needs Coordinator in Early Years (SENCO) Level 3 iPad air on a flat surface with pencil.


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