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Roadworks are set to be carried out at Harrington which will affect traffic to Lakes College starting from Monday, January 30th.

The roadworks will last up to six weeks and students are advised to allow plenty of time to travel to college, especially on GCSE mock exam dates – Tuesday, January 31st and Thursday, February 2nd.

Stagecoach has recommended people catching a bus into college should get on an earlier bus, particularly at the start of the first week as disruptions are at their highest during the beginning of roadworks.

All bus passes including those issued by Cumbria County Council will be accepted if different routes need to be used.

Certificate in Education & Training, Preparatory

Course information

  • Study mode: Part Time
  • Duration: Certificate in Education & Training, Preparatory
  • Student type: Adults
  • Course code: A0463/102

Course Description

  • Study mode: Part Time
  • Duration: Certificate in Education & Training, Preparatory
  • Student type: Adults
  • Course code: A0463/102

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.

Please contact Student Services to discuss on 01946 839 300.

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

Read the course specification here.

This course is awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN).

The course will be delivered by Lakes College. Details correct as of 19/04/22.

Entry requirements

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.


Discounts are not applicable to this provision. Actual Cost is: £900.00. All costs are subject to slight changes.

What next?

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.

Apply for this course

If you would like to apply online for this course, please click below and you’ll be taken to our application portal. If you need any guidance about your choices before applying, email or call 01946 839300.