Level 5 Part Time Certificate in Education


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

- GCSE at grade 4 (grade C) or above in English (or equivalent)

- Level 3 or equivalent in your intended subject specialism

- satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity

- a teaching practice placement of at least 100 hours in an appropriate context for full-time programmes or 40 hours in the first year and 60 in the second year for part-time programmes

- successful completion of a formal interview.

For entry requirements please visit Teesside University's website

What's Involved

The part-time programme is an in-service award for those teaching in the sector

You study a range of modules that takes you from preparing to teach through to more advanced practice skills. You also study issues affecting the education and training educational sector, such as educational policy, quality assurance, and your own personal and professional development needs.

All programmes are mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training – England (The Education and Training Foundation) and are in line with national requirements for Award in Education and Training, Certificate in Education and Training, and Diploma in Education and Training. These are referred to throughout your progression through the programme, as they are the occupational standards used throughout the sector.

Core modules:

Developing Learning and Teaching

Enhancing Learning and Teaching

Evidence Informed Learning and teaching

Thinking in Learning and Teaching

Course Assessment Method

Typically you are assessed by a combination of written assessments, reflective teaching journals, teaching portfolios, and observations of your teaching practice.

Within the course there are 2 compulsory (assessed) student conferences where you work with fellow subject specialists. If you are already in employment you must make arrangements to attend. The dates for the events are identified within induction week.

What's Next

Completion of the full certificate may enable you to apply for QTLS status.

Appropriate careers are practicing in the full teaching role in Learning and Skills Sector educational contexts.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type:
Level: Level 5
Academic Year: 21/22
Start Date: September 2021

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