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Certificate in Teaching Learning & Assessment, Intermediate

The course provides a starting point for everyone, whether you want to get into teaching, or already work as a teacher but do not have a teaching qualification.

Awarding Body

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

The course is delivered by Lakes College.

Course Details

This course offers you an introduction to teaching, giving you an integrated overview of the theory and practice of teaching.

The course provides a starting point for everyone, whether you want to get into teaching, or already work as a teacher but do not have a teaching qualification.

The Intermediate Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Assessment is the first three modules of the Certificate in Education/PGCE.

This makes it ideal for those who do not need a full teaching qualification, but would like the potential to progress to the full qualification at a later date.

A teaching placement (either paid or voluntary) for a minimum of 75 hours is a requirement of this course.

Teaching practice must be carried out predominantly with groups of learners.

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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).

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

In addition, applicants wishing to progress to the PGCE will need an honours degree or equivalent.

Either employed or in a placement as a teacher, trainer or tutor for a minimum of 75 hours during the programme.

In some circumstances, a voluntary teaching placement may also be possible for part time trainees.

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.

Completion of the certificate can lead to progression onto either the Certificate in Education or the Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

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Page last updated: 15/12/22

Modules You Will Study

You will study:

Preparation for Education and Training. This module introduces you to the teaching learning and assessment cycle and reflective practice.

Teaching Learning and Assessment. This module provides a link between educational theory and practical application of teaching through reflective observation of practice.

Curriculum Design and Assessment. This module examines influences on curriculum development and design and supporting understanding of the construction of schemes of learning. It also develops skills in the design and use of assessment as a means for checking promoting and increasing learning.