Overview If you have a level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area, plus a desire to help students begin their careers through further education, this Certificate in Further Education and Training (CertEd) course will enable you to teach at college level. You'll learn the most effective teaching techniques by spending time on teaching placements in real education settings and exploring teaching theory in lectures and seminars. You'll also develop subject specific knowledge by working closely with course teachers and work-based subject mentors. If you're not yet working or teaching in further education, you can study this course full-time at the University. If you do already have a role in further education, you can study part-time at one of our partner colleges, alongside your job. Wherever you study, you’ll be a student of the University of Portsmouth, so you’ll have access to all of our facilities and support. After the course, you'll be able to take up teaching roles in further education colleges, sixth-form colleges and private training providers, or to top up your Certificate to a full Bachelor’s degree.
- Develop your skills as a teacher through practical experience in the classroom and theoretical study around further education
- Join fellow professionals from many different backgrounds for lectures and seminars, creating an effective peer network where you can share ideas and experiences
- Get more than 100 hours of work experience on teaching placements arranged by the University (full-time only)
- Choose to study full-time at the University or part-time at one of our partner colleges: Chichester College, Eastleigh College, Havant and South Downs College, Isle of Wight College or St Vincent College
- Be eligible for membership of the Society for Education & Training (SET) when you graduate, which enables you to work towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status
- further education colleges
- sixth-form colleges
- private training providers
- public services
- voluntary organisations
Teaching block 1 This teaching block focuses on developing you as a teaching practitioner.
- Planning, Assessing and Evaluating Teaching and Learning Programmes
- Curriculum Design in a Specialist Subject Area
- Professional Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector
- Theories and Principles for Planning and Enabling Learning in a Specialist Subject
You'll complete two teaching blocks over the course of study, with each teaching block consisting of two modules. Each module consists of two to three assignments. You’ll be assessed through: research-based essays teaching practice files lesson observations logging personal development You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Main site - EU and International applicants accepted Chichester - EU and International applicants accepted Havant and South Downs College - EU and International applicants accepted Chichester College Crawley Campus - This course is available to EU and International applicants who do not require a Student Route Visa Eastleigh - This course is available to EU and International applicants who do not require a Student Route Visa Isle of Wight College - This course is available to EU and International applicants who do not require a Student Route Visa St Vincent - This course is available to EU and International applicants who do not require a Student Route Visa
A level 3 qualification within your subject delivery area coupled with sufficient experience to establish professional competence. Formal qualifications, experiential learning and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are also considered. All shortlisted applicants will need to attend an interview. Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health checks before starting the course. In addition part time students are required to have secured their own teaching placement where you will teach at least 50 hours per year and have an identified subject mentor. Full time students will be provided with a teaching placement by the university.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course.
Applicants must pass Occupational Health check before starting the course.
All shortlisted applicants will need to attend an interview.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.|
|PTE Academic||54||An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University of Portsmouth
Winston Churchill Avenue
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
University Admissions Centre
023 9284 5566