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Further Education and Training CertEd

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Certificate of Education - CertEd

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

**Overview**If you have a level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area, plus a desire to help students begin their careers through further education, this Certificate in Further Education and Training (CertEd) course will enable you to teach at college level.You'll learn the most effective teaching techniques by spending time on teaching placements in real education settings and exploring teaching theory in lectures and seminars. You'll also develop subject specific knowledge by working closely with course teachers and work-based subject mentors.If you're not yet working or teaching in further education, you can study this course full-time at the University. If you do already have a role in further education, you can study part-time at one of our partner colleges, alongside your job. Wherever you study, you’ll be a student of the University of Portsmouth, so you’ll have access to all of our facilities and support.After the course, you'll be able to take up teaching roles in further education colleges, sixth-form colleges and private training providers, or to top up your Certificate to a full Bachelor’s degree.- Develop your skills as a teacher through practical experience in the classroom and theoretical study around further education- Join fellow professionals from many different backgrounds for lectures and seminars, creating an effective peer network where you can share ideas and experiences- Get more than 100 hours of work experience on teaching placements arranged by the University (full-time only)- Choose to study full-time at the University or part-time at one of our partner colleges: Chichester College, Eastleigh College, Havant and South Downs College, Isle of Wight College or St Vincent College- Be eligible for membership of the Society for Education & Training (SET) when you graduate, which enables you to work towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status**Recognised by:**Completing this course enables an application to be made to the Institute for Learning (IfL) for QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills) status. This course has been inspected by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED).**Full-time and part-time study options**You can study this course full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years. The type of study that's best for you will depend on whether or not you're already working and/or teaching in further education. Full-time studyThe full-time version of this course at the University is ideal if you're not already working in teaching. If you study this course full time, the working hours are similar to a full-time job – times will vary but you'll generally be at the University or on placement from 8.30am to 4.30pm.Part-time studyIf you're already working and/or in further education, the part-time version of this course is designed for you. If you study this course part time, you'll go to one of our partner colleges once a week. You'll also need to have a teaching placement with an identified subject mentor that includes at least 50 hours of teaching a year. **Careers and opportunities**This CertEd Further Education and Training will give you the formal teaching qualification you need to teach in further education settings such as colleges, sixth-forms and private training providers, or to pursue further study.**What can you do with a certificate in further education and training?**After graduating, previous students have gone on to work in:- further education colleges- sixth-form colleges- private training providers- public services- voluntary organisationsYou could also turn your CertEd into a full Bachelor's degree with a relevant top-up course, such as BA (Hons) Education Studies (Top-Up).

Application deadline

25 January

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Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.


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University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Over 5,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling into the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 90 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    115 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    47.0 47%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%



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