Fairfield College are excited to offer a teacher training opportunity to develop and train as a Further Education (FE) Tutor in a unique educational setting. 

Fairfield Trust is a charity that provides opportunities for young people and adults with learning disabilities. The Trust comprises; Fairfield College (Dilton Marsh, Westbury), an Independent Specialist College providing day and residential courses to young people with learning disabilities. Fairfield Animal Centre (Trowbridge), an Animal Park and Café providing training opportunities to students and adults with learning difficulties. Both sites offer a range of vocational learning opportunities and work experience for students.

Why choose Fairfield College?

There are many people that would like to train as FE teachers, but often they are not able to secure a placement, or their employer cannot release them to access a course. Fairfield offers a unique setting to train as a teacher in a range of specialist areas. We offer a range of subject areas: Maths, English, Horticulture, Small Animal Care, Farming, Customer Service, Hospitality and Life Skills. We can also provide placements for those wanting to develop their skills in teaching young people with SEND.

Our course is appropriate for any pre-service or in-service trainees looking to qualify for their role as a teacher, trainer or tutor. There are many settings in which this course would be relevant, such as a Further Education College, Adult and Community Learning Centre, Training Providers and those delivering work-based training such as voluntary, community, private and public organisations.

We offer training and support from our experienced team to develop your teaching skills. You will develop a professional portfolio of skills and understanding, plan and deliver teaching sessions, undertake research and academic study in the theory of learning and ways in which people learn and engage with the lesson observation process.

Please click here to download an application form

Fairfield Trust Teacher Training

Course Details

Course: Diploma in Education and Training (Ascentis) Level 5
Start: Starting October 2023
Duration: 2 years – Total Qualification Time (TQT) 1200 hours
Dates & Times: Dates and times to be confirmed
Total Cost: £2000 (£1000 per year)

Modules & Delivery

Our course offers a range of units, giving you a broad knowledge of teaching and the learning environment. Units include:

  • Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Theories, principles and models in education and training
  • Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
  • Wider professional practice in education and training
  • Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment
  • Teaching in a specialist area
  • Action learning for teaching in a specialist area of disability
  • Inclusive practice
  • Equality and diversity
  • Specialist delivery techniques and activities

Units will be delivered through blended learning; lectures at college, live through Teams, online delivery, mentoring and tutorials, shadowing, lesson observations, seminars, workshops and independent study.

Application Information

Applicants must:

  • Hold a relevant vocational and/or academic qualification of at least the level above that of their learners and ideally a minimum Level 3 qualification in his/ her own area of specialism
  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake an initial assessment of their skills in English, mathematics and computer skills.

If you would like to apply, or have further questions, please contact Caroline Scott on caroline.scott@ffc.ac.uk.

Safeguarding: All applicants will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Applicants must not have a criminal record that prevents them from working with young people or vulnerable adults

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