This course is for teachers and trainers who are working with young people or adults in the Post-Compulsory Education and Training sector. It is a part-time, in-service course, designed for those who are already employed in this area. The course is taught at Calderdale College. Teachers of vocational courses to 14-19 year olds in schools may also be eligible, as are those with an established training function in a business/commercial organisation. Voluntary teaching/training hours may be acceptable. The aims of the course are expressed in the acronym ASPIRE: we aim to produce teachers who are Ambitious, Student-focussed, Professional, Inspiring, Reflective and Excellent practitioners. Our trainees develop a deep interest in the academic and pastoral well-being of their students. You are expected to have a good understanding of your chosen subject: a degree if you are applying for the Professional Graduate or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), or a subject specialist qualification at a minimum of Level 3 for the Certificate in Education. The course provides a route to the status of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) if you are appropriately employed in the sector. This is achieved following successful completion of the course, through a process of professional formation administered by the Society for Education and Training.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Applicants for the Certificate in Education must possess, or expect to possess before the start of their qualification, a National Vocational Qualification at Level 3 or 4 (or an equivalent qualification), in the subject area forming their main teaching base. In addition to the above, candidates for any of these awards will normally have a minimum of 2 years post-qualification "field" experience related to their main teaching are (where this is vocationally related). Applicants for the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education must possess or expect to possess before the start of their programme, a UK first degree (not a Foundation Degree, not a Masters Degree) or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. In most cases, you will be required to show that you have had a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check carried out by your employer. If you aren't in paid employment, it is the responsibility of the placement provider to ensure that you have been suitably checked. As part of the application process, you will need to confirm that a DBS check has been carried out. Applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate should hold, or expect to hold before the start of the programme, a degree from a British University, or an award regarded as an equivalent by the University of Huddersfield. You will need to show that you have the potential for postgraduate level of study in the field of education. You will need to identify a mentor in your workplace who is a specialist in your subject area. You will also need to have access to 100 teaching hours over the duration of the course (50 per year).
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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