Certificate in Education (Education & Training) Awarded by UCLan

16169W0 | Parson's Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 12/09/2022
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

The Certificate in Education (Education and Training) is the required qualification for trainees to teach in an education and training setting in the post-compulsory learning and skills sector. Trainee teachers have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and understanding to their teaching practice and receive regular feedback from their course tutors and subject mentor. Some have had action research published in UCLans acclaimed Through the Looking Glass journal. Trainee teachers may also attend workshops as part of the Colleges Teach Education Plus Programme, with guest speakers presenting on a range of topics.

What will I study?

Modules include: Preparation for Education and Training; Curriculum Design & Assessment; Teaching Learning and Assessment; Action Research; Developing Teaching Learning and Assessment; Wider Perspectives in Education and Training; Teaching Practice (150 hours over the length of the course)

How long is the course?

Full-time for one academic year. You will undertake two days in class and two days on your trainee teacher placement.

How will I be assessed?

The Certificate in Education is assessed through a variety of methods including assignment writing, presentations and observations. You will also be required to keep a reflective portfolio to submit at the end of the programme.

What qualifications do I need?

- A Level 3 (QCF) qualification in their teaching subject specialism. - Five GCSEs at Grade C/4 and above, or equivalent, to include English. - The ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English (IELTS 7.5 or equivalent). - A voluntary teaching placement/paid teaching hours for a minimum of 150 hours of teaching over the duration of the course. - Please note that applicants wanting to teach English and applicants wanting to teach maths (without a degree/'A' Level in maths) will have to complete an additional entry assessment to demonstrate their content knowledge and skills. This may impact on the acquisition of a suitable teaching practice placement and therefore additional time must be factored for this.

What can I progress onto?

Employment - Alumni have progressed to teaching in a variety of positions within the education and training sector. Full honours degrees - With one further year of study you may achieve the BA (Hons) in Education Studies awarded by UCLan and delivered at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College. Post graduate study - Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Education may lead to Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice in Education, Masters in Professional Practice in Education and Doctorate in Education at UCLan. Professional qualifications - After completion you may achieve further awards, which will incur an additional cost, such as: Qualified Teaching and Learning Status (QTLS) which has parity with QTS and is useful for those who may consider working in schools, academies or free schools, Assessors award study.

Other Information

You will need to complete 150 hours of teaching practice over the duration of the course. You will need to arrange your own teaching placement and have a clear DBS and good references. Students will incur additional costs associated with travelling to and from placement.


Course Fees


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