Certificate in Education (Cert Ed, Part-time) University of Exeter (Level 4 and 5)
Faculty of Teacher Education
Level Location Length UCAS Fee Ask Apply
Level 4 Hele Road Part time n/a Click here for info

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

The Cert Ed is the required qualification for non-graduates or graduates who wish to become full-role teachers in the post-16 Education and Training sector. Please note this is not for schools, it is for post-16 Colleges.
For this programme, you must already have 75 teaching hours per year (in an FE College, as a training provider or in a Basic Skills provision role).

When is the next Cert Ed course?

  • Start date September 2019
  • This is a part-time, 2 year programme at Exeter College
  • The course runs for 4 hours a week (1 morning) over 24-30 weeks per year
  • Interview dates will be held from February 2019 onwards

What is the cost?

  • The fees are £3500 per year
  • Information on funding can be found on www.direct.gov.uk

f you have any queries please contact the University Level Adviser on 01392 400909 or HEadviser@exe-coll.ac.uk

What topics will I study?

1 module at Level 4:

  • Learning, Teaching and Assessment

3 modules at Level 5:

  • Theories of Learning and Behaviour Management
  • Curriculum and Society
  • Wider Practice and Professional Development

If you have any queries please contact the University Level Adviser on 01392 400909 or HEadviser@exe-coll.ac.uk

What experiences will I get?

You will gain theoretical and practical knowledge about the role of the teacher/trainer in the post-16 sector.  You will meet a range of trainees from other subject areas and will share experiences, skills and knowledge.  You will learn how to plan, deliver and assess learners in your subject area with a focus on active and inclusive learning.  You will also study curriculum design and how to reflect on and develop your own practice.

What are the entry requirements?

All candidates must have:

  • Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) relevant to the subject the student is planning to teach and/or relevant experience of the subject.
  • English qualification at Level 2 (GCSE grade C (4) or above, or equivalent)
  • Maths qualification at Level 1
  • Good ICT skills
  • Fit to teach (confirmed by DBS clearance at Enhanced Level, Occupational Health questionnaire and suitable references).

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a learning resource centre with computer access in the college and at the University of Exeter. There are refectorys in the Tower and Hele Buildings, plus the @34 restaurant and take-away facility.  There is a student shop and Student Unions at both the College and University. There is advice and support for students via the University Level Office plus a University Level study zone in the Tower building.

What can the course lead on to?

Further teaching roles in the FE sector within colleges, the prison sector and industry.

Are there any additional costs?

Candidates must pay for their own DBS check.

What do our students think?

I cannot praise the Cert Ed course enough as it provided the sound foundation that has enabled me to become an FE lecturer. It was two years of challenging hard work but the tutors were excellent and they made it a truly enjoyable and memorable learning experience. My tip: If you are thinking about doing this course, do it at Exeter College!" 

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