This course is for those who want to teach young people or adults, and helps students to develop teaching skills, reflect on current ideas about education and training, and to creatively explore the professional opportunities open to them. Students will gain competence in planning, teaching and learning, and in working with learners.
The course is a one year, full-time modular programme and is assessed through written assignments and practical assessment of teaching practice. The course is structured around modules which are based on different aspects of teachers’ work such as designing learning materials, assessing students, and evaluating learning and teaching.
The course is validated by the University of Huddersfield and leads to a University of Huddersfield award. The University of Huddersfield is a Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
As part of the course students will be required to attend two days at a Specialist Conference, normally held at Queensgate campus, University of Huddersfield.
Skills and Knowledge Developed:
The course aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to manage a variety of learning situations and contribute to the wider activities of colleges or training organisations. Through their placement, students gain practical experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals. They will also develop confidence and competence in planning teaching and learning, and in working with learners in a range of classroom settings.
The final qualification depends on the highest qualification you currently hold. Your pathway will be decided after enrolment.
The following qualifications are available:
• Certificate in Education
• Professional Graduate/Post Graduate Certificate in Education
• Postgraduate Diploma in Education
All qualifications above are awarded by the University of Huddersfield.
This course leads to...
All awards lead to a professional qualification for teaching in further education and sixth form colleges, adult education and a wide range of other training and educational settings. This course also provides a route to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS), the full professional status for teachers in Lifelong Learning (Education and Training).
Please note: the course does not confer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for those working or intending to work in schools, although it is currently possible for people with QTLS to obtain work in schools as a qualified teacher.
Past students have progressed to the BA in Education and Professional Development or Master’s level study.
Entry criteria varies, depending on the highest qualification you currently hold. Entry requirements are as follows:
• Certificate in Education applicants - students should have a qualification at Level 3 or above in the area they teach (for example, A-levels, HNC, HND, CGLI advanced, NVQ Level 3-4), and relevant work experience.
• Professional Graduate Certificate in Education applicants - students should hold a UK first degree or equivalent and relevant work experience where appropriate to the subject. Students should also hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in the subject area they teach in, if this is different from that of their degree.
• Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma in Education applicants - students should hold a UK first degree at 2:1 or above or equivalent and relevant work experience, where appropriate to the subject. Students should also hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in the subject area they teach in, if this is different from that of their degree.
Why study with us?
The course is a one year, full-time programme. As well as attending lectures and tutorials, students learn the practical skills of teaching through a teaching practice placement. They also gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals, with support from tutors and mentors.
During the course, students undertake project work, such as developing new course materials. Academic work includes critically examining creativity in teaching, subject specialist related studies, quality and professional issues. Modules also allow students to explore particular areas of interest.
Credit points may be used to progress to higher level courses, such as a BA in Education and Professional Development or a Master’s degree. Apply Now »
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