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Step into teaching


Have you or your employment been affected by Covid-19? Have you been furloughed or perhaps facing redundancy? These are difficult times, schools and colleges are also facing new challenges in reducing class sizes and safeguarding young people.

Together we may be able to help. Have you considered a career change? Do you have current industry experience and skills you could share with others?

We are offering a free ‘Step in to Teaching’ three week training programme. This will give you the background, skills, knowledge and tool kit to be able to assist and deliver teaching sessions, whether these be in a classroom or virtually through webinar platforms.

The course is an ideal first step into a teaching role and can help you decide if teaching is for you. Following the course you will have the opportunity to enrol to an accredited teaching qualification to take this further for your new career.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications required, however you should be able to demonstrate a working level at level 2 in maths and English.

You should have experience in your industry or professional qualification however the background can be varied.

Start dates and fees

FREE COURSE starting Monday 20 July 2020.


How long is the course?

  • 3 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Approximately 15-20 hours.


How will I be assessed?

  • Workbook and assignments
  • Attendance of online webinars and sessions which will allow you to attend remotely
  • 121 remote tutorial sessions
  • Final assessment will be delivering a micro teach session
  • Final assessment day will be live in college (subject to Covid-19 restrictions).

What does the course lead to?

Upon completion of the course you will receive a college attendance certificate and would have a good insight into a teaching role.

You may be interested in progressing to the Level 3 award or working as education support staff. The course would also benefit those in youth voluntary services.

Due to the C-19 pandemic and difficulties in education adapting class sizes and room you may be able to work supporting teachers live or remotely while working toward the level 3 award.


What will I study?

  • Development of techniques to make learning sessions relevant and informative
  • Learning preparations and controlling the learning room
  • Coping with challenging behaviour
  • Empowering the learning experience through expert knowledge delivery
  • Safeguarding in Education

What can I go on to study?

Upon completion of the course you could go on to complete the Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

How do I apply?

Enquire in first instance to 


Next steps

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

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