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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 2022
Cost description please enquire
Attendance pattern Evening

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

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.

A minimum of level 3 (A level or equivalent) within your subject specialist area Sufficient experience to establish professional competence Teaching opportunities of at least 50 hours per year GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 (C) or above – or equivalent Successful interview All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

View the key features of this course.

On this course, you will develop your skills as a teacher through practical activity and the study of theories and contemporary issues within further education. You will join fellow professionals from a range of subject backgrounds for lectures and seminars, creating an effective peer network where a variety of teaching practice can be shared. You will then gain work experience in a teaching placement. You are expected to either be in teaching employment or have secured your own teaching placement where you will teach at least 50 hours per year and have an identified subject mentor. Attendance is through one session a week – currently timetabled for 5.15 – 8.15 on either a Tuesday or Wednesday (to be confirmed) although you will be expected to undertake your own research and further reading in your own time. You will need to maintain or develop proficiency in IT as a University of Portsmouth and Isle of Wight College student. This will be vital to your future career in teaching and we will support you by offering access to our computer suites and academic support services.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

The course is split into four units that are studied over two years. Unit 1.1 Planning, Assessing and Evaluating Teaching and Learning Programmes: Unit 1.2Theories and Principles for Planning and Enabling Learning in a Specialist Subject Area Unit 2.1 Professional Practice: Unit 2.2 Curriculum Design in a Specialist Subject Area

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Each unit has varying approaches to assessment. Examples include research based essays, teaching practice files, lesson observations and logging personal development which will be supported by reflective accounts.

The CertEd offers non-graduates in teaching roles the opportunity to secure a qualification in their chosen profession, enhancing your potential for promotion and progression. It also paves the way to a BEd in education.

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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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