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What opportunities will this course give me?

Graduates may apply for membership to the Society for Education and Training (SET) and gain QTLS.

CertEd graduates may wish to top-up to a BA (Hons) Education and Training degree

What will I be learning?

The course units are:
Year 1 - Planning, Assessing & Evaluating and Learning Programmes; Theories & Principles for Planning & Enabling Learning in a Specialist Subject area. You will understand your own role and responsibilities in relation to the teaching and learning process and learn how to plan and prepare lessons using the appropriate teaching and learning strategies. You will also be able to apply theories and principles of learning to enable inclusive learning.

Year 2 - Professional Practice, Curriculum Design in a Specialist Subject Area. You will investigate education policy in an area relevant to your own work. You will also do a small piece of research to develop your understanding of your learners and of your own practice. You will reflect on your own development needs and create a teaching file of evidence linking theory to practice.

The course is assessed by written work, oral presentation, observation of teaching and a teaching practice file. You will develop the skills required to be a reflective teacher in post 16 education and training.
You will receive either a Certificate (Level 5) or a Professional Graduate Certificate (Level 6) in Further Education and Training from the University of Portsmouth. The Professional Graduate Certificate is similar to the former Post Graduate Certificate. The Certificate in Education from the University of Portsmouth has been designed to meet the national requirements of the new Diploma in Education and Training.

Why is this course for me?

The course will be taught by a mixture of lectures, seminars, group work and guided self study. Individual tutorials are an important part of the course.
Additional learning support is available from the University.

What do I need to sign up?

You will need to have at least 50 hours of teaching per year of the course. You will also need a GCSE in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent (recognised Level 2 qualification) and a clear current DBS certificate. You need to apply through the University of Portsmouth and all shortlisted applicants are subject to interview at Eastleigh College.

Is there anything else I need to know?

For someone already teaching in further education or training who wants to improve their understanding and practice, and gain the recognised qualification to work in post 16 education and training. You can do the course at Level 5 as a non-graduate or Level 6 as a graduate.

If you have completed Year 1 or an equivalent course already you may be able to join Year 2.

To apply for this course you will need to fill in an application on The University of Portsmouth website. Click on ''APPLY NOW'' below for further information via a link to the University of Portsmouth website.

Please note the fees are 2,300 for year 1 and 2,300 for year 2. The course fees are set by the University of Portsmouth and may be subject to change for 19/20.

Instructions will be given after application.

The fees shown are the total payable by students over both years of this two year course, however instalment plans and loans may be available to assist with this. Please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 023 8091 1000 to find out more.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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13/09/2021 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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9 – 13





24+: £2,495.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
UPCE1 Eastleigh College 13/09/2021 Thursday 9 – 13 30 £2,495.00 £2,495.00

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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