Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) at University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group (inc Wakefield College & Selby College) - UCAS

Course summary

The Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) are professional qualifications for people teaching in further education colleges, adult education and a wide range of other training and educational settings that are outside the schools sector. If you are currently teaching young people or adults these courses help you to develop your teaching skills, reflect on current ideas about education and training, and to explore creatively the professional opportunities open to you.


There are two awards available:- • Graduates normally work towards a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). It is possible that a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (with some masters level modules) may be available at the University subject to demand. • Those with other appropriate qualifications may work towards a Certificate in Education (CertEd). The structure of the programme is the same for both routes and participants on each work together for much of the course. Both qualifications are structured around four 30 credit modules (two in each year) which are based on different aspects of teachers’ work such as designing learning materials, assessing students, and evaluating learning and teaching. You will study four modules as part of this course. These are: • Teaching Learning and Assessment This module develops an understanding of how people learn in post-compulsory education and training and of the role of assessment. You will be assessed on an assignment in two parts (coursework together worth 100 per cent of the module). For the first part, you will plan, prepare, deliver and reflect on a learning session contextualised within your own role in the Lifelong Learning sector. You will also write a critical account investigating the learning needs of specified learners and discussing how you have planned, enabled and assessed their learning. • Personal and Professional Development This module is designed to help you to learn how to identify and respond to learners’ needs with suitable teaching, learning and assessment strategies. You will engage in personal and professional development planning and, through two pieces of coursework, together worth 100% of the module marks, develop your practice. The first task, a Teaching Practitioner File, will include a Personal Development Plan, observations of your teaching and a structured, reflective journal; and the second task, a reflective Personal Skills Presentation, may take the form of your choice. • Teaching a Specialist Subject This module is designed to help you to develop more advanced strategies and methods for promoting learning; as well as to sharpen the focus on your specialist area. You will be assessed on coursework in two parts; firstly, through the submission of a Specialist Practitioner File comprising four specified elements. You will also be required to attend the Specialist Conference at the University of Huddersfield. Details of the Conference will be provided once you start the course. • Understanding Curriculum and Professional Issues This module will develop your understanding of the concept of curriculum and the influences that shape it. Through two pieces of written coursework, together worth 100 per cent of the module marks, you will discuss curriculum theories, relating them to your own professional role while evaluating a specific curriculum; and review the debate on professionalism in education and its impact on the teacher or trainer

Assessment method

Academic credit is gained by undertaking assignments and providing evidence of achievement. This allows you to explore topics that are of interest to you, relevant to your working environment, and to your career development. Observations of your teaching will be conducted by tutors and mentors (four per year) who will assess your skills and give feedback.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our Accredited Prior Learning process for accreditation towards this course. Please enquire through our admissions team.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6950 Year 1
England £6950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6950 Year 1
Scotland £6950 Year 1
Wales £6950 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) at University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group (inc Wakefield College & Selby College) - UCAS