Professional learning is the cornerstone of your career. Whether you want to progress in your role, or simply undertake a professional qualification as part of your CPD, our courses can help you achieve your goals. 

We have a range of courses in teaching that can help you truly progress, as a volunteer teacher or as a professional. 

Keep scrolling to find the right course for you. 


Talk English: Volunteer Teaching 

Level 2

19th September 2019

15th October 2019

11th November 2019

15th January 2019

Fircroft College are delivering Talk English courses and activities across Birmingham area. Last year we supported over 125 people in the local community to learn English through training 20 volunteers to deliver the Talk English programme. What's more Fircroft College work with local community partners to host courses and reach learners. Fircroft College provides the free fast track training programme for Talk English volunteers who to upskill and gain employability skills.


Talk English: ESOL CPD

Level 2

28th September 2019

17th October 2019

15th November 2019

20th January 2020

12th February 2020

18th March 2020

These sessions will focus on developing skills and knowledge around key ESOL teaching areas including: lesson planning, differentiation and resource development. These CPD sessions are for volunteers that are a part of our Talk English Project, if you are interested in joining the project as a volunteer please email [email protected]


Award in Education and Training

Level 3

19th, 20th and 21st August 2019

9th, 10th and 11th September 2019

The Award in Education and Training is an introduction to teaching and is a non-residential course. It replaces PTLLS as the threshold qualification for anyone wanting to teach in the Further Education and skills sector.  Because it is knowledge-based, there is no teaching practice requirement. The qualification covers the key knowledge and skills required by teachers and trainers.


Want to take the next step in your digital learning journey? Apply now, download an application formor call Admissions on 0121 472 0116 for more information.