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Professional and Postgraduate Certificate in Education / Certificate in Education CertEd

University Centre Calderdale College

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  • Qualification

    Certificate of Education - CertEd

  • Location

    Calderdale College Main Site

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This course is for teachers and trainers who are working with young people or adults in the Post-Compulsory Education and Training sector. It is a part-time, in-service course, designed for those who are already employed in this area. The course is taught at Calderdale College. Teachers of vocational courses to 14-19 year olds in schools may also be eligible, as are those with an established training function in a business/commercial organisation. Voluntary teaching/training hours may be acceptable.The aims of the course are expressed in the acronym ASPIRE: we aim to produce teachers who are Ambitious, Student-focussed, Professional, Inspiring, Reflective and Excellent practitioners. Our trainees develop a deep interest in the academic and pastoral well-being of their students.You are expected to have a good understanding of your chosen subject: a degree if you are applying for the Professional Graduate or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), or a subject specialist qualification at a minimum of Level 3 for the Certificate in Education. The course provides a route to the status of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) if you are appropriately employed in the sector. This is achieved following successful completion of the course, through a process of professional formation administered by the Society for Education and Training.

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) :

Applicants for the Certificate in Education must possess, or expect to possess before the start of their qualification, a National Vocational Qualification at Level 3 or 4 (or an equivalent qualification), in the subject area forming their main teaching base. In addition to the above, candidates for any of these awards will normally have a minimum of 2 years post-qualification "field" experience related to their main teaching are (where this is vocationally related).


University information

University Centre Calderdale College

  • Campus address

    Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax, Calderdale, HX1 3UZ, England

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