Ever thought of becoming a trainer? Teaching people about your area of expertise, whatever that may be! Since starting Peel Solutions in 2015 we have been listening to our candidate’s needs and one recurring question is “how do I become a trainer?” This is where our brand-new course comes in. We are now offering an accredited (Highfield Qualifications) Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly known as PeTLLS).

Who is hosting this course?

The level 3 in education and training course itself is hosted by our head of learning and development Harry Lunt. Harry has a fantastic background of 32 years serving in Merseyside Police, delivering frontline policing in a variety of guises including foot and mobile patrolling duties and on horseback. Later in his career, Harry began delivering the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) to newly recruited officers in the Merseyside Academy where he found his love of training. On retiring from the force in 2013, Harry continued to use his training skills helping people to gain the qualifications they needed to enter employment within many different sectors, not exclusive to the policing world. Harry and his training team are fully invested in all students, providing knowledgeable support and emotional guidance with their journey into a new teaching career. We are always on hand for questions after the course. You are not just thrown out into the world with a certificate and no direction. Peel solutions are always here to offer advice and guidance.

Who is the course for?

This course is for any individual that wants to take their first step in to the training and teaching world. It would be ideal for somebody who wants to, or somebody who already works within FE Colleges, Independent Training Providers and/or Local Authorities. If you have looked at jobs in training, you may notice most employers ask for a level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET). This course will provide you with a certificate to present to a potential employer and let them know you have the requisite knowledge and skills for the position.

What will I teach?

This part we leave completely up to you! Many people with previous policing experience don’t always recognise the value of the knowledge and skills gained throughout a police career. Transferable skills such as problem solving, managing people, conflict management and providing an excellent customer service are all areas of expertise that are developed overtime with the training an officer receives, and you could pass this on to benefit others who may want to gain these skills for their own specific role. This course does not focus on any specific subject matter. Instead, we develop your teaching knowledge and skills for you to apply to your own identified specialist area. You don’t need to choose what you want to teach when you start the course. We will give you the skills needed to present your knowledge effectively and the qualification to prove to employers that you’re more than capable.

Is this a recognised qualification?

Yes, this course is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual and CCEA Regulation. The qualification is also regulated by Qualifications Wales.

What are the entry requirements to this course?

There are no formal entry requirements other than being aged 19 or over. However, there is a requirement to carry out an initial assessment of a trainee teacher’s personal skills in maths, English and ICT.

What are the learning outcomes?

There are several learning outcomes associated with this course. These can be discussed in more detail with Harry, your course leader. We can offer bespoke learning, if you know exactly what you would like to do after taking this course we can see if this can fit into the learning objectives to make your experience even more valuable to yourself. In addition to the first unit below (which is mandatory) you will choose a further 2 units from the following list:
• Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training (mandatory),
• Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training,
• Facilitate learning and development for individuals,
• Facilitate learning and development in groups,
• Understanding assessment in education and training,
• Understanding the principles and practices of assessment.

How is the training delivered and assessed?

Training for this course is delivered with a mixture of classroom and distance learning. Students must attend 6 classroom-based sessions at Peel Solutions HQ in Warrington. The remaining learning/tasks can be carried out at home in your own time. Don’t worry though we are always on the other end of the phone to offer any advice needed during these times. The qualification will then be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and a practical teaching session (30-40 mins in length) which must cover all assessment criteria of the units selected. This will be discussed at more length throughout the course, so you will understand exactly what is expected of you. The portfolio of evidence will be assessed and internally quality assured by Peel Solutions.

What can I do after completing this training?
If you complete Level 3 and feel like you would like to expand your knowledge we also offer the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET). This course is designed for in-service trainee teachers who want to learn how to teach in a wide range of context, broaden their knowledge and better their delivery skills.

How much is the course?

£499. This includes all registration and certification fees and a variety of study materials. There are no hidden charges.

Where do I sign up?

You can call us on 0843 4559 999 or send us an email to info@peelsolutions.co.uk. Give us a call for a no obligation chat about the course and we will help you with as much information as possible to help you make your decision as to whether this is the route for you.