Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) Pre-service at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Keen to pursue a career within sixth forms or Further Education colleges? Or perhaps you see yourself within adult education or informal education roles. The course focuses on training to teach within the lifelong learning (post-14) sector (comprising offender learning, further education, adult education, training organisations and adult community learning to name just a few). Lifelong Learning Pre-service is open to anyone; you don’t need previous teaching experience. Instead, you’ll require: • an industry skill [a minimum Level 3 qualification in your specialist area]. • an appropriate entry qualification • a passion for teaching and training others. Why Study Lifelong Learning Cert Ed pre-service at University of Huddersfield? You can choose to study for one year full-time or two-years part-time – and upon successful completion of the course – you’ll be eligible to proceed to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. This is following a process of professional formation through the Society for Education and Training. QTLS is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning sector. You’ll focus on your subject specialist area, alongside general teaching in the lifelong learning sector. You can also secure a placement with one of our partnership institutions, where you’ll: • observe experienced teachers • gain practical hands-on experience • benefit from one-to-one mentoring. You can access our professional and academic network on this teacher training course. Following completion, 98.4 per cent† of postgraduates are in work and/or further study within 15 months of graduating. You may apply for a teaching role in the FE and Skills sector, which consists of a range of provider types. †HESA Graduate Outcomes 2018/19, UK domiciled Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Research Informed Teaching, Learning and Assessment • Becoming a Subject Specialist Teacher • Being a Subject Specialist Teacher You’ll also take one optional module. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You can concentrate on your own subject area, and you’ll be required to embed core subjects including English, Maths, Digital Literacies and Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) into your teaching and learning. You can gain experience of learning and teaching, with on-campus learning including lectures, seminars, tutorials, and interactive workshops. Your personal tutor will support your wellbeing. Assessments include essays, seminars, and presentations; your module specification/course handbook provides the complete assessment criteria.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

No prior teaching experience is needed. The course is particularly suitable if you have work experience in industry, business and administration, hair and beauty, social work, health service, uniformed services or armed forces. In addition to the University’s general minimum entry requirements you must also: * have either a HNC, CGLI Advanced, NVQ level 3/4 or recognised professional qualification. * be able to demonstrate appropriate work experience in the area you wish to teach. * have Level 2 Maths and English. In addition you must also: * provide an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances. * provide two satisfactory references. * complete a satisfactory interview. We also offer this course at professional graduate (honours) and postgraduate (masters) if you hold a degree (or recognised equivalent). If you already have a degree (2:2 or above), you may be eligible for our Lifelong Learning PGCE Pre-Service (https://courses.hud.ac.uk/full-time/postgraduate/lifelong-learning-pgce-pre-service).

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

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Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) Pre-service at University of Huddersfield - UCAS