Certificate in Education and Training, Introductory
Enrolment & Timetable Information
Week commencing 11th September 2017 Tuesday evening 5 8 pm.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
The programme is made up of two 20 credit modules, lasts 30 weeks and includes up to 66 hours of class contact, with up to 300 hours of additional study (private reading, preparation for formative and summative assessment activities).
This qualification is suitable for all new in-service, pre-service and pre-employment teachers, trainers and tutors in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
The programme is designed to:
1. Explore a range of teaching, learning and assessment theory and concepts and apply them to their own practice
2. Identify the responsibilities of a teacher within a particular context and the support available to them to deliver learning
3. Demonstrate understanding of motivation strategies and the management of behaviour in planning and teaching lessons
What are the entry requirements?
Admission to the Introductory Certificate within the nationally endorsed LSIS schemes will be open to both new applicants and to teaching and in-service teachers, trainers and tutors in adult, community, work-based and further education and the wider Further Education Sector, who, at the time of starting the scheme meet the following entry requirements:
1. A Level 3 (QCF) qualification in their teaching subject specialism. Under exceptional circumstances some entrants may hold a relevant vocational qualification of at least the level above that of their learners.
2. Five GCSEs at Grade C and above, or equivalent, to include English.
3. The ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English (IELTS 7.5 or equivalent).
It is a requirement that a DBS check has been undertaken before entry to the programme.
The scheme is extremely dependent upon trainee teachers being able to put into practice in their own classrooms the values, knowledge and professional skills they gain through their studies. It is a requirement of the programme that applicants should be employed or in a placement as teachers, trainers or tutors for a minimum of 30 hours during the programme. Teaching practice must be carried out predominantly with groups of learners, although some individual teaching can be undertaken.
Effective teaching practice experience should ideally include:
different teaching practice locations/settings/contexts
teaching across more than one level
teaching a variety of learners
experience of non-teaching roles
1. To enable trainee teachers to develop as practitioners within a limited teaching or training role in the Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning Sector or in the workplace.
2. To develop in trainees the skills required to plan and implement teaching, learning and assessment strategies to meet the needs of their learners.
3. To model a range of appropriate teaching, learning and assessment strategies that trainees can apply in their own teaching.
4. To encourage trainees to reflect upon and evaluate those teaching, learning and assessment strategies they experience and those they provide for their own learners.
5. To begin to develop a theoretical framework in education and pedagogy, so that trainees can base their practice on educational principles.
6. To encourage the development of a supportive and active network of practitioners who are concerned to improve the quality of learning and teaching within an educational or work based setting.
What subjects will I study?
The Introductory Certificate consists of 2 modules that form part of the overall Certificate in Education/PGCE;
Preparation for Education and Training The aim of the module is to cover the requirements for the introductory Award in Education and Training as defined by LSIS. A second aim is to introduce the trainee teacher to the teaching, learning and assessment cycle and build the beginnings of reflective practice.
Teaching Learning and Assessment The aim of this module is to provide a link between educational theory and practical application into teaching through reflective observation of practice. The module also aims to develop confidence and skills in the trainee to meet the changing demands of teaching, learning and assessment and manage the behaviour of learners appropriately. A further aim is to help trainees explore the relationship between their choice of practice strategies and the external and internal influences on their classroom.
How will I learn?
A mixture of formal lectures, seminars, discussions, group work, self-study, assignments, observation of teaching practice.
How will I be assessed?
Teaching log and portfolio, observation of teaching practice, written assignments, and presentation.
What opportunities will this lead to?
Completion of this certificate can lead to progression onto the Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Intermediate; Certificate in Education; Post Graduate Certificate in Education
How long is the course?
Part-time: 30 weeks
Attendance: One 3 hour evening session per week
When is the next start date?
The course will start from week beginning 11th September 2017.
Part time fees are £1984 per year in 2017/18 (£992 per 20 credit module). Please note, fees are set and are payable on a yearly basis and are subject to a small increase in line with inflation.
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How can I apply?
PART TIME students can apply directly to the college using our online application:
Furness College Application Form
PLEASE NOTE Applicants may be invited in for interview with the course tutor.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
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