Certificate in Education and Training

Delivered in partnership with City and Guilds

Mode Cost per year Start date Duration Venue Level Apply
Part-Time £2500 TBC 1 year Manvers Campus 4 Register interest


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The Certificate in Education and Training is aimed at individuals who:
• Want a qualification which focuses on practical teaching
• Are currently teaching and want to have their experience and practice accredited
• Are not currently teaching but can meet the minimum teaching practice requirement of 30 hours
• Are able to undertake a qualification of medium size
• Have the potential to study at this level which has the same level of demand as the first year of an undergraduate degree
• Are willing to take an initial assessment of their skills in English, Mathematics, and ICT, record their development needs and follow an action plan to address them where necessary

How you will learn

  • Seminars
  • Microteaching
  • Observed Teaching Practice
  • Work Experience
  • Reflection
  • Peer Presentation
  • Research

Assessment methods

  • Written assignments about theory and practice
  • Designing resources and assessments using a wide range of techniques
  • Observed teaching practice
  • Personal and professional development portfolios
  • Reflective journals
  • Demonstrating flexibility and adaptability in practice
  • Investigating pedagogical principles and innovative and creative approaches in own area of specialism

Course content

This qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by Teachers/Trainers in the Further Education and Skills sector.  This includes skills of teaching, facilitation of learning and curriculum development.

Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training
Planning to Meet the Needs of Learners
Delivering Teaching or Training
Assessing Learners
Using Resources in Education and Training

Opportunities after the course

This qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by Teachers/ Trainers in the Further
Education and Skills sector. This includes skills of teaching, facilitation of learning and curriculum development.

Entry requirements

You should have a qualification at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 3 or above in the area that you teach (for example, A-Levels, HNC, HND, BTEC, CGLI Advanced, NVQ Level 3-4), and relevant work experience in that vocational area/subject.
You need to have a minimum of 30 hours of paid or voluntary teaching available at a recognised training or educational establishment during the course.
All trainees are required to nominate a mentor who will be able to provide support within their specialist teaching area.
You will also need to provide evidence at interview of your ability to benefit from the programme, including achievement of the minimum core of language, literacy, numeracy and ICT (e.g. GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths, Key Skills in Communication and Numeracy).
Self-employed applicants will be required to provide proof of a properly constituted business and to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) check for suitability to teach.


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