New Diploma in Education and Training at NSC

At North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Oswestry Campus there will be a brand new course, the BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training starting Tuesday 12th September. This course is an exciting addition to the education and training portfolio programmes designed to support and encourage new teachers and trainers in education.

Programme Leader Daryll Griffiths is an outstanding teacher with over 30 years’ experience in education and training in the further and higher education sectors. He is in demand at national conferences and has several published works. Daryll comments, ‘The programme is designed to support new teachers and trainers who are currently working in industry in their academic and professional studies. NSC is an established provider of higher education, teaching and training programmes and the BTEC Level 5 Diploma is a welcome addition to our provision that will support new teachers in their personal and professional development.’

A student who had undertaken teaching programmes with Daryll commented, ‘What a fantastic experience I have had. I have been stretched and challenged which has impacted on how I perform within the classroom.’ Another student commented, ‘The whole course has been an informative journey over the past two years with excellent support from staff and constructive learning.’

Students who undertake this programme come from a wide variety of vocational and academic areas examples include; Hairdressing, Beauty, Construction, Engineering and Education. Within education, this course appeals not only to aspiring teachers but also to Learning Support Assistants who want to get into teaching . The course offers people personal and professional development opportunities, whilst for others there is the opportunity to explore a change of career.

The course content can be tailored to your subject specialism. Successful completion of the award can lead to gaining QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) status.

New Diploma in Education and Training at NSC

Jess Vaughan with her student of the year award

Student of the year Jess Vaughan has recently completed her qualification and comments, ‘The course offered outstanding opportunities to engage in peer and professional discussions. There has been an environment of continuous and supportive development. Passionate delivery and facilitation of learning in the discussion and beyond.’

If this course appeals to you and you want to find out more, please contact Bev Parry Programme Administrator via 01691 688041 or email You can also apply on-line via the College website at:

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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