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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code TCAT4005B or HFAB4001A
Attendance Part-time
Duration 2 years
Code TCAT4005B or HFAB4001A
Awarding Body University of Bolton
Level Certificate in Education and Training
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

This professional course is for those who wish to teach or already teach 14 to 19-year-olds and adults in Further and Higher education settings

You will undertake academic modules to provide you with the knowledge and skills required and work alongside a mentor and other colleagues to develop as a reflective practitioner.

This course is for those who are paid as teachers currently but who lack a full teaching qualification.

The course is offered with the following specialisms:

  • ESOL and Literacy
  • Numeracy.

We use a strong element of work-based learning to make sure your studies can be directly applied to your teaching practice. For the first part of the course, we focus on the development of teaching and learning skills and developing knowledge of your sector. This will equip you with the necessary skills to enter the classroom with confidence. A personal tutor will offer you support and guidance, along with the course tutor and team.

You will be taught in classroom sessions using a variety of teaching methods but with the emphasis on active learning. These sessions will help you to work with other teachers. Specific Modules will also demand workplace-based assessment tasks, for example, the observation of an experienced teacher.

What you'll study

You will be required to attend one afternoon and evening per week and undertake further private study. You will be assessed academically during the six modules of the course, and in your teaching through observation of your practice by the teaching team and your mentor. Those who teach Literacy, ESOL or Numeracy can also achieve a Specialist Diploma in their subject.

Modules are:

  1. Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  2. Exploring Learning Theories
  3. Developing Curriculum
  4. Developing professional Practice
  5. Subject Specialist Pedagogy*
  6. Teacher as Researcher*.

*If you are taking a specialism in ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy you will study two specialist modules instead of the starred modules.

  • You will be required to attend one afternoon and evening per week and undertake further private study. You will be assessed academically during the six modules of the course, and in your teaching through observation of your practice by the teaching team and your mentor. Those who teach Literacy, ESOL or Numeracy can also achieve a Specialist Diploma in their subject.

    Modules are:

    1. Teaching, Learning and Assessment
    2. Exploring Learning Theories
    3. Developing Curriculum
    4. Developing professional Practice
    5. Subject Specialist Pedagogy*
    6. Teacher as Researcher*.

    *If you are taking a specialism in ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy you will study two specialist modules instead of the starred modules.

Assessment

Each module has its own unique assessment which can take many different forms including essays, individual and group presentations or portfolios. These will draw upon your experience and knowledge gained as part of your work placement as well as your own studies. All assessments are supported by your module tutor. Additional learning support is offered to develop your writing and study skills.

Entry requirements

A Level 3 qualification in your subject area and a Level 2 qualification in English.

You should normally have a GCSE English and Mathematics qualification or equivalent, although you can achieve the Mathematics qualification during the course.

In-service pathway: you must have appropriate paid teaching or training, full-time or part-time, as your main role in the post secondary sector for 100 hours over two years, and a mentor to support you in your role.

You will be interviewed.

A satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required for this course.

Applications should be made direct to the College.

We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process. Please contact the admission team for further information and support.

Next steps

Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) is awarded by the Society for Education and Training once you have passed your course. QTLS status is recognised in law as equivalent to QTS for teaching in secondary schools. This is an excellent reason to choose this course for those wanting to teach in Further Education and secondary schools.

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Tuition fees

Full-time: £8750

Part-time:

  • In-service and numeracy pathway: £2625 per year
  • Pre-service and numeracy pathway: £3125 per year
  • ESOL and Literacy pathway In-service: Y1: £3,500, Year 2: £2625
  • ESOL and Literacy pathway pre-service: £3563 per year

See our Higher Education fees for more information.

We have generous bursaries available for Education and Training Programme (PSET) applicants for 2021/22. For more information click here.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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