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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

Course information

  • Study mode: Part Time
  • Duration: Certificate in Education
  • Student type: Professionals
  • Course code: A0152/R01

Course Description

  • Study mode: Part Time
  • Duration: Certificate in Education
  • Student type: Professionals
  • Course code: A0152/R01

Do you wish to pursue a career teaching young people and adults?

This course provides you with the skills, knowledge and qualification to begin or continue teaching in the lifelong learning sector.

Please note: this course is not suitable for those wishing to teach at Primary level.

Click here to view full details of our Certificate in Education course.

This course is awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). The course will be delivered by Lakes College.

Entry requirements

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Please note that student loans are available to cover the cost of the course. Find out more here Actual Cost is: £5400.00. All costs are subject to slight changes.

What next?

Programme members who successfully complete the Cert Ed/PGCE will acquire credit rating under the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme. This may be transferred towards further study in some areas. Alternatively, you may wish to seek employment within the industry. For further application guidance and government consumer rights visit: of the Cert Ed or PGCE qualification may lead to employment as a further education teacher in any post compulsory educational establishment.On achievement of the PGCE awarded by UCLan, qualified teachers in the Education and Training sector will be eligible to apply for QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) status through the Society for Education and Training (SET). This will allow them to work as qualified teachers in the secondary school sector as well as in education and training. The cost of undertaking professional formation leading to QTLS is currently £485. The SET focus is mainly on the CPD aspects of QTLS and NOT the QTS equivalence aspect.

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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.