Certificate/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education and Training) (QTLS) awarded by Huddersfield University
The course is held in conjunction with the University of Huddersfield and leads to an Award of the University of Huddersfield.
The course requires three hours per week attendance plus designated tutorials and observed teaching practices.
The 'Cert Ed' is an initial teacher training course intended for serving part-time and full-time teachers in the Learning and Skills Sector and those who are trainers, instructors or teachers in industry, commerce or public service.
The 'Cert Ed' provides course members with practical teaching skills and a useful base of ideas and key concepts to consider when planning, delivery, assessing and evaluating teaching and learning situations.
It continues the theme of developing good teaching practice while extending the students knowledge of educational principles and factors which affect teaching and learning.
In addition to attendance at the tutor led group sessions there are additional requirements in relation to tutorials, mentor meetings and teaching practice.
The Certificate in Education course relates to practical teaching and trainees will be required to have their own teaching observed and assessed by course tutors and their mentors who will provide useful feedback on performance on a number of occasions throughout the course.
Teaching is in groups using a variety of methods and resources. The course is assessed through a mixture of assignments, presentations, teaching observation and the collection of other evidence.
Attendance is required at the University of Huddersfield for two days in July.
- You must be an adult with a good command of spoken and written English. It is recommended that you hold or are working towards a level 2 qualification (GCSE A-C) in Literacy and Numeracy.
- You must hold a qualification related to the subject you are teaching that is equivalent to at least NVQ level 3. The following are examples of relevant qualifications:-City & Guilds Final or Advanced Craft Certificate, RGN, HNC, HND, NVQ level 3,4,5, University Diploma or Degree, or other professional qualification.
- You must be engaged in a teaching, coaching or training role with people in the post 16 age group on a regular basis (which will equate to a minimum of 75 hours/year.)
- Holders of the City & Guilds 7307, 7407, 7306, RSA Teachers Certificate or equivalent, who have completed 60 hours of teaching, may make a claim for accreditation for prior experience or learning in some of the modules.
- To enter the PGCE programme you need to hold a UK First Degree or recognised equivalent.
A Professional Graduate Certificate(PCET) or a Certificate in Education will be awarded by the University of Huddersfield to those who successfully complete the course. Certificates in Education are nationally recognised initial teaching qualifications and are seen as recommended qualifications for people wishing to teach in the Learning and Skills Sector of education and training.
Following a process of Professional Formation, this qualification will lead to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. It does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for those intending to teach in schools.
Holders of a Certificate in Education can apply for progression, with advanced standing, onto a University of Huddersfield B.A. (Hons) in Education and Training degree.
If you are interested in applying for this course, please contact us for more information.