This course is taught in-house by a SWAST tutor. Providing the minimum statutory standard for all those entering the teaching profession, the main objective of the qualification is to equip the individual with the skills and knowledge to begin a teaching career within the post compulsory learning sector.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning
  • Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Training
  • Understanding Assessment in Education and Training
Guided Learning Hours
  • 5 taught days (you must attend all dates)
  • 48 hours (self directed)

Assessment is ongoing through portfolio production

Course Cost

This course costs £250 per person and is fully funded by SWAST. Please ensure you can attend all 5 taught dates.

If you cancel or cannot complete the course for any reason, you need to advise with as much warning as possible.



Staff accessing this course will be required to provide certification of their achievement of English and Maths GCSE or GCE at Grade C and above or equivalent (Functional Skills in Numeracy/Maths and Literacy/English at Level 2). In addition we will required either a certificate of achievement in ICT or equivalent (GCSE or GCE or EDCL etc. and above) or evidence of attending the EPCR training day plus a 500 word reflection on the use of ICT in their work. This evidence will be required on the first day of the course and will also be required as part of the Portfolio of Evidence provided on the course.

Location  Day 1  Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Derriford 13/05/2019 24/05/2019 07/06/2019 03/07/2019 19/07/2019
Bristol St James A 29/07/2019 14/08/2019 09/09/2019 19/09/2019 27/09/2019
Bristol NBOC 28/10/2019 14/11/2019 25/11/2019 09/12/2019 18/12/2019
St Leonards 06/01/2020 22/01/2020 06/02/2020 14/02/2020 11/03/2020


Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Outmarsh, Semington, Wiltshire, BA14 6JX
11 September 2019
25 September 2019
09 October 2019
23 October 2019
6 November 2019

ALL DATES ARE 0830- 1630

You must be available to attend all course dates.

If you are unable to select the course date on the booking form, the course is now fully booked.

However we will accept submissions for the reserve list via email to Please include your Role, base station, mobile number and County Commander email address.

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