Level 4

Certificate in Education

For teachers and instructors with industry work experience and a minimum Level 3 qualification in their subject specialism.

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Overview: For teachers and instructors with industry work experience and a minimum Level 3 qualification in their subject specialism, this course leads to a professional teaching qualification for work in Further Education colleges, adult education, higher education and a wide range of other training and educational settings outside the schools sector. Designed for teachers and instructors already working in the sector, the focus of this course is on practical teaching. Trainees will attend one tutor-led group session a week where input will be organised to support their work on scheduled modules. Trainees will also need to be practising teachers with a minimum of 100 hours of teaching hours (50 hours per year) during the course. Voluntary teaching may be acceptable in some circumstances. Entry Requirements: Trainees will normally have GCSE Maths and English at grades 4 or above (A*-C), the equivalent, or working towards this. Modules: Research Informed Teaching Learning and Assessment – Year 1 Becoming a Subject Specialist Teacher – Year 1 Being a Subject Specialist Teacher -Year 2 Policy and Professional Issues - Year 2 Fees: Please contact us to enquire about fees for this programme. Validating Partner: This programme is validated by the University of Huddersfield


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Entry Requirements

Completion of Level 3 Subject Specialist Qualification


Course Info

Part Time Higher Education

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We are proud to collaborate with University of Hull on the validation of this course.

This includes transforming our programmes to ensure that we meet the evolving needs of the sector, giving you the best opportunities for success when you graduate by having a competence-based focus. Find out more about competence-based higher education.

View the policies and procedures you would be agreeing to comply with by registering for this programme. This encompasses University of Hull Quality and Standards, including a Guide for Collaborative Provision students.

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