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Principles and Practices of Teaching and Training (560 pages) October 2017

This book is now available 

This is a core text which is relevant for anyone wanting to be (or working as) a teacher or trainer in the further education and skills sector, in the UK or internationally. 

It has all the information you need to work towards any of the following:

  • a qualification such as the Award, Certificate or Diploma in Education and Training (or Cert ed/PGCE/TQFE). 
  • a Learning and Development qualification
  • a Train the Trainer course
  • an international vocational teaching qualification (such as the IVQ in Teaching, Training and Assessing Learning)
  • a Teaching, or Learning and Development apprenticeship programme.

The book takes you through everything you need to know about teaching and training those aged 14 and upwards. This could be in any environment where learning takes place, such as a college, training organisation, the workplace, further or higher education context. 

The book opens up the topic for learning in an easily accessible and logical way. Activities are included throughout, along with real examples of teaching and training which will help you to put theory into practice. The book also includes time saving pro-formas and examples of completed documents which teachers and trainers might use.

Reading the book can be a way of maintaining CPD for current practitioners.


"I have just completed proofreading your book.  After a career in teaching (albeit in the primary and middle age ranges) may I say that I found it a most impressively comprehensive guidebook for steering trainee teachers through their courses and early teaching experiences.  

It will give new teachers the confidence to embark upon their careers, with a sound foundation of knowledge and principles, to educate and inspire generations of learners."

Proofreader for Learning Matters, SAGE Publications

The book is suitable if you are working towards any teaching/training programme offered by any awarding organisation in any country. 

It is a comprehensive and accessible text, covering:

  • The role of a teacher/trainer
  • Wider professional practice
  • Factors contributing to learning
  • Planning and facilitating learning with groups and individuals
  • Using technology and resources to support teaching, learning and assessment
  • Assessing learning
  • Quality assurance
  • Evaluation, reflection, and continuing professional development (CPD) 
  • Preparing for and delivering a micro-teach session
  • Preparing for and carrying out teaching practice/observed practice 

Please note: this book contains some content which has previously been published in my other text books.

I now have the three books (above) which will help anyone working towards a qualification, no matter what that title might become in the future.

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