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Certificate in Education Level 5

Ashington Campus
Course Code:
Awarding Body:
Huddersfield University

HUDDU Certificate in Education Level 5.

Start Date:
20 September

Who is the course for?

The Certificate in Education Lifelong Learning is a professional qualification intended for those who teach, or wish to teach vocational subjects in organisations such as further education colleges, higher education institutions, adult and community learning.

If you aspire to teach or currently train young people (14 years and over) or adults in vocational areas, this 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.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

For the Certificate in Education, you should hold qualifications at NVQ Level 3 or above alongside significant workplace experience in the vocational area you intend to teach. It is advisable to hold either GCSE in English and Mathematics or Level 2 Functional Skills.

This two year course requires applicants to be in paid employment, as a teacher or trainer, for a minimum of 50 hours per year at a recognised training or educational establishment. Voluntary teaching/ training can be discussed at application and interview as it may also be acceptable in some circumstances, subject to DBS clearance. In all circumstances, you are required to identify a work-based mentor who can support you in your subject specialism.

Applicants will be required to present evidence of appropriate levels of work related experience and vocational competency in the area that they are choosing to train to teach in.

At interview, a range of pre-interview tasks are discussed, to determine your suitability for the programme.

If you are offered a place on the programme you are expected to complete the on-line application to the University of Huddersfield.

This course requires all applicants, from the time they enrolled on the course and throughout its duration, to be in paid teaching employment or voluntary placement, which meets the requirements of the course as stated above.

Confirmation of DBS Disclosure and Barring service clearance is required by all employed applicants. All volunteer applicants must complete DBS prior to commencement of the voluntary placement.

What will I study on the course?

You will study modules including:

-Teaching, learning and assessment techniques and theory

-Professional development, standards and expectations

-Teaching pedagogies relating to a specialist subject

-Studies in curriculum and professional issues

-Classroom management

-Course and lesson planning

-Information learning technologies

-Professional practice

Awarded by: University of Huddersfield

Duration: 2 years part time

Cost: £2500

Level: 5

Additional costs:

Students are advised they may incur extra costs for additional books, journal subscriptions and resources. If the printing allocation is exceeded then you many need to purchase additional credits. Student are responsible for transport costs and this includes field trips.

All assessments completed are logged onto an on-line portal known as Pebblepad. Pebblepad is your portfolio of evidence for the course and is where all assessments and grading of your competency as a trainee teacher is logged and graded by the Initial Teacher training tutors.

In year 1 you are expected to complete three written assignments, complete grading against the Education and Training Foundation standards, plan and review your own professional development and maintain a reflective journal.

In year 2 you are expected to complete three written assignments, including a presentation at the University of Huddersfield, complete grading against the Education and Training Foundation standards, plan and review your own professional development and maintain a reflective journal.

You may also have the opportunity to complement your studies with other Qualifications that will help you gain employment, including English and maths.

HUDDU Certificate in Education Level 5.

At the end of the course you may want to apply for QTLS Qualified teacher learning and skills , you need an initial teacher education (ITE) qualification with a credit value of 120 at Level 5 or above.You may also want to consider the BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development to broaden your knowledge and understanding of theoretical

and policy issues (including research methods) in education, training and related areas.

Higher Education learners are entitled to apply for HE Loans that cover the cost of tuition. In addition, depending on your chosen course of study and individual circumstances, you may be entitled to a maintenance loan. You may also qualify for a college bursary All learners can also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals for learners resident in houses where income is below £25000 annually.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

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Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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