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Qualification name Certificate in Education (CertEd)
Qualification level 4
Awarding organisation University of Portsmouth
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 1st September 2023
Cost description please enquire
Attendance pattern Evening

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This course is for those who are already in a teaching position or would like to be teaching in the post-16 sector, but do not have a teaching qualification. This recognised teaching qualification enables industry professionals to become a qualified further education teacher. The course encourages you to develop subject-specific knowledge by working closely with your course tutors and work-based subject mentors.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You must have the following entry requirements: GCSE English and maths (or level 2 equivalent) A level 3 qualification in the subject you wish to teach Clear DBS Minimum of 50 hours teaching per year

View the key features of this course.

The course is split into four modules that are studied over two years. Year 1 focuses on developing you as a teaching practitioner. This involves learning about teaching concepts and developing practical skills in planning and delivering lessons to a high standard, as well as assessing students. This will be delivered and assessed via the following two modules: Year 2 is designed to enable you to establish a wider knowledge of the further education sector. You will research contemporary issues which are affecting further education as well as continuing to hone your teaching practice.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Teaching aims to demonstrate good practice and therefore employs a range of styles which include seminars, workshops, lectures and active group participation. Your time in class will develop your skills and knowledge to inform your own teaching practice and help to develop your own teaching style. The emphasis throughout the course is on inclusive learning and teaching combined with reflective practice within a teacher’s own specialist subject area.

This Certificate in Education provides the skills and knowledge to pursue teaching roles in further education environments, including:

Further education colleges
Sixth-form colleges
Private training providers
Public services
Voluntary organisations

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Name The Isle Of Wight College - Newport
Address The Isle Of Wight College
Medina Way
Isle Of Wight
PO30 5TA
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