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Certificate in Education & Training, Preparatory

Designed as a taster and preparation for teaching, this course is a 'teaching toolkit' acting as an introduction for those who would like to get into teaching or training.

Awarding Body

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

The course is delivered by Lakes College.

Course Details

The Preparatory Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Assessment is designed as a taster and preparation for teaching, it is a ‘teaching toolkit’ acting as an introduction for those who would like to get into teaching or training.

This course is suited for those who would like to gain an insight into the teaching and learning process but would not necessarily like to become a teacher, instead becoming someone who delivers training in the post-16 sector.

The course aims to develop and equip you with the personal and practical skills that you will need in a teaching or training role. This course does not require a teaching placement.

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Course Information

You will study part-time over two years, and attend one three hour evening session per week.

Your learning will take place at Lakes College, CA14 4JN. Not sure where to find us? Click here!

The courses contains a mixture of formal lectures, seminars, group work, self-study, assignments, observations.

Assessment will be ongoing via observation of teaching sessions in addition to the production of planning documents, assignments and presentations.

Additional Information

A Level 3 or 4 (QCF) qualification in your teaching subject specialism. Under exceptional circumstances some entrants may hold a relevant vocational qualification of at least the level above that of their potential learners.

Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) and above, or equivalent, to include English.
The ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English (IELTS 7.5 or equivalent).

All offers will be subject to successful interview.

Please see the Course Page for the latest information regarding fees and financial support we can offer you.

(Learners are responsible for meeting any travel costs related to travelling to and from placement.)

PLEASE NOTE: This course is not eligible for funding from Student Finance England.

By completing this course you can progress on to an Intermediate Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Certificate or Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Training.

You will need to be either employed or in a voluntary placement as a teacher, trainer, or tutor to complete these courses for a minimum of 75 teaching hours per year.

Students who meet all the entry requirements, including teaching hours, may progress to the Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Intermediate; Certificate in Education; Post Graduate Certficate in Education.

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