• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Tutors and
    Support

Course Overview

Delivery

The course is delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. The Teacher Education team also provide a range of guest speakers to broaden the experiences of trainees. Delivery is complemented by the use of Google Classroom and the G-Suite of applications. Part time students are expected to spend at least one to two hours per week supplementing their studies via these Virtual Learning Environment Google Classroom.

Students are expected to attend both the University Centre each week.

Workplace

This can be on a paid or voluntary basis and will be in the lifelong learning sector. This may include further education, sixth form colleges, higher education, adult and community learning, offender training. Your workplace and your role will be discussed at interview to ensure suitability.

Professional Formation

Students who achieve the Certificate in Education can go on to apply for the professional formation, QTLS status. The practical teaching file produced throughout the course will aid in the creation of the required portfolio.

Essential Qualifications Revision Programme

Revision programmes and support is available for those who require GCSE equivalency qualifications in Maths and English or who need to refresh their current knowledge. This will be assessed at the beginning of the course.

Level
Level 4 Level 5
Duration
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

A total of four modules will be covered over the duration of the programme. These are currently:

  • Principles and Practice within Post Compulsory Education (20 credits).
  • Practical Teaching and Learning (40 credits)
  • Exploring Specialist Teaching (40 credits)
  • Advanced Professional Practice in Context (20 credits)

Throughout each module there is an emphasis on national priority areas such as behavior management, embedding Maths and English, transferable skills and employability, equality and diversity issues, inclusion and SEN and new and emerging technologies.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

For the Certificate in Education, a level three qualification (or equivalent) in the area of subject specialist delivery is required.

A placement/workplace is required with a guarantee of 100 hours teaching/training within the Lifelong Learning Sector, over the 2 years of the course – 50 hours per year.

Candidates will be required to undergo an initial core competencies assessment.

Applicants with a CTLLS or CET qualification can apply to access the second year of the course, but will be required to complete extra profile work (this module is charged separately)

Applicants will need to demonstrate that they carry out the duties associated with a Full Teacher role.

Evidence of an enhanced DBS check will be required before the course commences.

Please note applicants will also be required to produce a personal statement in addition to completing an application form.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

David Feeney

David Feeney

Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Education and Advancing Professional Practice,​ ​Lecturer on Cert Ed, DET, PGCE

Debbie Pulleyblank

Debbie Pulleyblank

I have been working in Education for 23 years both in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands, teaching from Level 2 to Level 7 in the Further Education and Skills sector. I have also been involved in designing curriculum for Undergraduate, Post Graduate and Professional Programmes.

My industry background lies in Fashion and Textiles, but after moving into teaching I have worked closely with trainee teachers and acted in a mentor role to numerous new employees. I am also a qualified assessor, and have acted as an internal verifier and external verifier both in Further Education and Higher Education.

I am currently employed as a Lecturer in Education within the Department of Education, Health and Community Practice.

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Jane Ballans

Jane Ballans


Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

Students who have completed this qualification go on to secure work in various educational settings including, further and higher education, the adult and community sector schools and private training providers. Graduates from this course may wish to top up their Certificate of Education course to a full BA (Hons) in Education and Advancing Professional Practice.

 

Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Higher Education Recruitment
0800 358 74 74
he@don.ac.uk

David Feeney
01302 558290
david.feeney@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

For the Certificate in Education, a level three qualification (or equivalent) in the area of subject specialist delivery is required.

A placement/workplace is required with a guarantee of 100 hours teaching/training within the Lifelong Learning Sector, over the 2 years of the course – 50 hours per year.

Candidates will be required to undergo an initial core competencies assessment.

Applicants with a CTLLS or CET qualification can apply to access the second year of the course, but will be required to complete extra profile work (this module is charged separately)

Applicants will need to demonstrate that they carry out the duties associated with a Full Teacher role.

Evidence of an enhanced DBS check will be required before the course commences.

Please note applicants will also be required to produce a personal statement in addition to completing an application form.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, you'll need to fill in our Postgraduate and Professional application form on the page below.

Click here for Application Information