This course is taught in-house by a SWAST tutor. Providing the minimum statutory standard for all those entering a 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.

This course is only open to L&D and (ranked) PPEd staff initially – (*Please see the PPED definition below)

There has been some confusion over PPEd & PE (Mentor)
PPEd is a job title for staff in a linked L&D role, rather than the new term for Mentor (Practice educator) If you are a PE (mentor) you will need to wait for another course.

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
  • 48 hours (self directed)
  • Assessment is ongoing through portfolio production

You MUST attend all 5 days & submit a portfolio to pass the course -failure to attend all 5 days or submit wil result in you breaching the T&Cs and becoming liable for the cost of the course

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 require 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.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
North AET ALL dates at NEC *ONLINE*












All dates 0900-1630 

Uniform is not required for this course

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