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Teaching & Assessing

Certificate in Education (Education and Training) (Part-time) - B109

Hamilton Campus Part Time Higher Education Duration 2 years

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This course, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, is a level 5 qualification and is designed for those who intend to take on a full teaching role, having responsibility for students throughout the learning process and engaging in teaching at a range of academic levels.

This Teacher Training qualification is taught at our multi-million pound Twelve Quays campus in Birkenhead.

Course Details

The Certificate in Education, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, is primarily for those who want to teach in Further Education and sixth form. The aim of the course is to prepare trainees to teach in a range of contexts in the Further Education and Skills sector. Trainees are expected to attend a placement that includes at least 150 teaching hours over the two years (75 hours per year). Trainees are also expected to undertake other department duties such as taking part in meetings, answering queries, and planning and preparation for classes. There are 6 units across the two years. The modules are as follows:

Year 1

  • Preparation for Education and Training (Level 4)
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment (Level 4)
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment (Level 5)

Year 2

  • Practitioner Research: An Action Research Approach (Level 5)
  • Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment (Level 6)
  • Wider Perspectives in Education and Training (Level 5)

Students will receive timetables of study and assessment calendars in their course handbooks upon enrolling.

Entry Guidelines
  • 5 GCSEs at C/4 and above, or equivalent, to include English
  • To be operating at level 2 in English and maths
  • A level 3 qualification in your teaching subject specialism
  • The ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English
  • A teaching or training placement for a minimum of 150 teaching hours over the two years (75 hours per year).
  • Evidence of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check)
Assessment Method

The assessment on this course is continuous and based upon demonstrating evidence of meeting the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training (ETF 2014). There are three aspects of assessment:

  • Teaching practice: Assessed through observation of teaching practice to include 8 successful observations (4 per year) and the development of a teaching practice portfolio.
  • Coursework assignments: You will complete a variety of assignments including academic essays, presentations both poster presentations and group presentations.
  • Professionalism: Assessed through participation in class activities, performance in teaching and professional attitude. This includes evidence that you are meeting professional standards.
Additional Information

Application process: Upon application you will be asked to complete the UCLan application form and provide a CV at interview.

Placements: There are a limited number of placements within the College and these are allocated through a curriculum interview to assess the suitability of your qualifications and experience which should be in line with department needs. Placement within the college cannot be guaranteed and as such early applications are recommended. External placements may be suitable and staff will do what they can to assist you with finding other placements, these will need to be checked for suitability.

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Additional costs to the course include:


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Starting 6th September 2021 - Ending - 8th June 2023

REF B109N001

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Tuesday 17:00 — 21:00 Wirral Waters
Tuesday 15:00 — 17:00 Online

If you are aged 19 or over:

Please note, this fee is the cost per year. For Higher Education (HE) courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a degree, foundation degree, HNC / HND or teacher training programme. Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for details.

Fee : £3895.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22. Find out more about student loans for Higher Education Programmes.

Course information correct at 08.10.20

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