Training for Further Education Teacher Trainers

Training for FE Teacher Trainers

This programme aims to fill a gap in the training available for those who deliver teacher training in the FE sector. Over four days it provides practitioners with an understanding of the context of Initial Teacher Training and CPD, and helps them to identify the core content of training programmes in different contexts, undertake evaluations and assesses classroom practice, identify the skills and knowledge required by a teacher educator and develop an action plan for future development.

Pricing options

For the full four-day course with access to Moodle and course materials: 

SET member £276.25

Non-SET member: £325

This is a subsidised rate for providers that receive funding from the SFA.

Information on possible available bursaries is available here 


Who is this course for?

This course is 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. 

Training aim

This programme aims to provide you with a clear understanding of the sector-wide landscape of initial teacher training in order to effectively fulfil your role as a Teacher Educator.


You will have the knowledge and confidence to: 

  • develop systems to initially assess, support and effectively progress trainee teachers within robust quality assurance processes
  • deliver a 'common curricula' at Levels 4 and 5
  • develop the skills to train, assess, observe, coach and mentor trainee teachers to become critically reflective 'outstanding practitioners'
  • model effective, evidence-based practice during delivery and promote innovative use of new technologies
  • consider how to apply key sector development areas of English, maths, digital literacy and employability skills in to ITT programmes of study.

Length of the course

Four full days, to be held at the University of Warwick in Coventry. Participants will be given access to a Moodle site created for this course prior to the start, and will be required to log in and create a password to access it throughout the course.

  • Week 1: FE in Context
  • Week 2: Pedagogy and standards
  • Week 3: Core content and learning technology
  • Week 4: Observation and looking ahead 


Entry Requirements

You should be:

  • Teaching the DET, CET, or Award or planning to soon
  • Keen to progress in teacher education.

The course is relevant across all sectors and for those working with Awarding Body or HEI provision. Applicants are required to fill in a form and may be asked to have a short conversation by phone with the course director to confirm the course is suitable for them. They should be prepared to bring a laptop with small portable earphones to each session.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830