Teacher Training

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge, skills and passion with others? Then take a look at our range of teacher training and support worker courses. Our programmes are designed to help people who wish to gain their first formal qualification in teaching and training or support working in schools, or progress their qualifications and gain a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training or Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages to adults.

Take the next step to improve your career prospects in teaching and classroom support roles.

Have you always wanted to work with children and adults of all ages, experiences and backgrounds to help them improve their job prospects and general well-being? Would you like to help people who do not speak English to learn the language at home or abroad? Then why not join one of our popular teacher and tutor training courses and gain a recognised City & Guilds or Trinity Cert TESOL qualification with us.

19+ Teacher Training Courses

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Meet the tutors

Paul Watkins

Paul has a wealth of experience in teaching ESOL, training teachers and managing adult provision in Further Education. He has been training novice teachers on the Trinity Certificate in TESOL since 2000.

Over the last 14 years he has also taught general teacher training qualifications, including the Level 3 Award, the Level 4 Certificate and the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. His management experience has given him a wide understanding of different curriculum areas, and the challenges and opportunities these can offer to newly-qualified teachers.

Liz Harper

Liz has lived in Peterborough most of her life and has always had a strong interest in education.

In addition to teaching the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, designed for people who are interested in working in schools in a support role such as teaching assistant or midday supervisor, Liz also teaches Functional Skills English to our adult learners at the college.

Sue Lake

Sue joined City College in 2003 and following a successful teaching career in ESOL, was part of the team involved in setting up the Trinity Cert TESOL

in 2012. She became Course Director the following year, presiding over a course which continues to flourish and adapt to ensure trainees are equipped with the skills required for both online and in-person teaching. She has also been involved in delivering teacher training courses both at the college and in the community, and works closely with the ESOL Department in the college to mentor and support its tutors. Outside the college, Sue works as an examiner and moderator.

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