Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory

Enrolment & Timetable Information

Week commencing 10th September 2018

Approved by:

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Course Aims

1. To support the student?s professional development towards becoming a responsive and reflective teacher
2. To introduce the student to the teaching, learning and assessment cycle and begin the development of personal and practical skills that enable teaching and learning
3. To develop the student?s skills as a teacher and as an observer of teaching and learning
4. To introduce the student to the value of reflection on practice


This is a single 20 credit module aimed at providing a basic minimum standard for anyone entering the teaching profession in the post-16 sector. The course will be 13 weeks long, with up to 42 hours of class contact and up to 150 hours of additional personal 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 Education. It will introduce the trainee teacher to the teaching, learning and assessment cycle and build the beginnings of reflective practice. This module also forms part of the Introductory Certificate in Education and Training.

What are the entry requirements?

Admission to the Preparatory Certificate within the nationally endorsed LSIS schemes will be open to both new applicants 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.

It is a requirement that a DBS check has been undertaken before entry to the programme.

What subjects will I study?

The module explores the roles and responsibilities of a teacher and explains the importance of a positive learning environment. It introduces a range of learning, teaching and assessment strategies for use with a diverse range of learners. On the module you will undertake practical teaching through micro and mini teaches, writing lesson plans to support your practice. Observing this process will enable you to start to develop reflective practice and to think about teaching in the post-compulsory sector as a career.

How will I learn?

A mixture of formal lectures, seminars, group work, assignments, self-study and observation of teaching practice.

How will I be assessed?

By observation of teaching, micro and mini teach activity, written assignments, and a portfolio.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Students who meet all the entry requirements, including teaching hours, may progress to the Certificate in Education and Training, Introductory. Completion of these modules can also lead to further study in the Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Intermediate; Certificate in Education; Post Graduate Certficate in Education.

How long is the course?

Part-time, one 3 hour session per week over 13 weeks.

When is the next start date?

The course will start from week beginning 10th September 2018.

Programme Specification

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The part time fee for 2018/19 is £1022 (£1022 per 20 credit module). Fees are
set and are payable on a yearly basis and are subject to a small increase in
line with inflation. Please note: This course is not eligible for funding from
Student Finance England. Payment can be made via a payment plan set up at
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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?

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T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk

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