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Certificate in Education: Part-time

This two-year course will help you to develop your teaching skills, reflect on current ideas about education and training and to creatively explore the professional opportunities open to you.

Much of the course is focused on practical teaching. You will gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other teachers and trainers, with support from your tutors.

“I feel much more supported and have opened up more here. I get involved in sports now, as they adapt the activities to enable me to join in. I just love it here; we have a great laugh.”

Jacob Hunter - FLEX student
Jacob Hunter FLEX student
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2023/24. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Education and Childcare Services

The childcare sector is ideal for those who are patient, caring and have a passion for helping children to develop, learn and reach their full potential.

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Teaching Assistant

Average salary - £21,500*

Teaching Assistants support teachers with classroom work and admin tasks and facilitate children’s development via help with reading, writing and learning activities.

Day-to-day tasks:

Helping teachers prepare lesson materials, working with students to support them with work, recording and reporting student progress, maintaining a safe and healthy environment and following safeguarding procedures and helping manage class behaviour.**

Working environments:

Schools (public or private) and special needs schools.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Nursery Assistant

Average salary - £19,200*

Nursery Assistants care for children from birth up to seven years old and help their development and learning in a safe and supportive setting.

Day-to-day tasks:

Planning and supervising activities like art, music and cooking, helping children to learn numeracy and language skills through games, taking children on trips, observing children and writing reports, making sure children are safe and well and speaking with parents and carers.**

Working environments:

Nurseries, children’s homes or hospitals.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

What our students say

“College has allowed me to focus on something I am passionate about and helped me gain a better understanding of the art industry.”

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Eddie Barlow Level 3 Art and Design Former student at Oakwood High School

“Coming to college has allowed me to develop more confidence to help prepare me for my next step in life.”

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Georgia Whitbread Level 3 Art and Design, Former student at Rawmarsh Community School

“College has provided me with a fresh start; the course is fun and the tutors are really nice.”

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Charlie Nicholls Level 3 Performing Arts Former student at Handsworth Grange School

Certificate in Education: Part-time

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