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Target audience 

For teachers/trainers working in the Lifelong Learning sector educational contexts (including 14-19 age range).

Entry requirements 

  • Successful completion of a formal interview
  • Level 3 qualification
  • Undergraduate degree (third class)
  • 100 hours teaching practice over two years (40 in year one)
  • Current DBS check
  • Mentor
  • Level 2 English Qualification
  • L2 Numeracy is advisable
Course content 

Note: Optional units subject to change.
You study a range of modules that takes you from preparing to teach through to more advanced practice skills. You also study a range of wider issues that affect the Education and Training educational sector, such as educational policy, quality assurance and your own personal and professional development needs.

Assessment criteria 

You are assessed by a combination of written assessments, reflective teaching journals, teaching portfolios, and by observations of your teaching practice. At the end of the first year there is a compulsory (assessed) student conference where you will be working with fellow subject specialists. This is compulsory. If you are already in employment you must make arrangements to attend.


From Cert Ed to second year BA (Hons) Education Studies, graduate teaching programme or Master's Degree in Education.

Other information 

Before progressing to the main programme there is a requirement to successfully complete the introductory module (in the autumn term of the first year). There is an expectation that students will work in their own time to complete the necessary reading, reflection, evaluation and assessment work. It is advised that you will spend significant hours of independent study outside timetabled sessions. Please think carefully before undertaking a course of this nature as it is demanding and you will need to consider your work, family and social commitments. APL and APEL will be considered via individual application by the university.

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Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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