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Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory

Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory

Course Content

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 

Awarding Body

This course is approved by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

How long is the course?

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

How will I learn?

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

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 be assessed?

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

Are there any additional costs?

Part time fees are £1,100 per year in 2020/21 (£1,100 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.

For more details on additional costs, please refer to the HE Tuition Fees Contract.

Programme Specification

Programme Specification coming soon.

Entry Requirements

When is the next start date?

September 2020.

Enrolment & Timetable Information

September 2020, dates to be confirmed.

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.

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 E: info@furness.ac.uk www.furness.ac.uk


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.

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