Certificate in Education (Life-long Learning) at DN Colleges Group - UCAS

DN Colleges Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Huddersfield

Certificate in Education (Life-long Learning)

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Course summary

This course is available for full time study (pre-service), and part-time (pre-service and in-service) Pre-service If you’re hoping to go into teaching within sixth forms or further education colleges, or you see yourself taking up a career in adult education or informal education roles, then this course could be ideal. It’s focused on training to teach within the lifelong learning (post 14) sector comprising of offender learning, further education, adult education, training organisations and adult community learning to name just a few. You don’t need previous teaching experience, just an industry skill, an appropriate entry qualification and a passion for teaching and training others. In-service If you’re already working as a teacher or trainer at a recognised training or educational establishment within the education and training sector (former post-14 sector) and looking to progress your career, then this course will help you on your way. Why Lifelong Learning? Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be eligible to proceed to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, following a process of professional formation through the Society for Education and Training. Your QTLS is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning sector. Upon successful completion of your undergraduate studies, progression onto the following programmes may be of interest: BA (Hons) Education Studies Upon successful completion of this course, you'll be eligible to proceed, following a process of professional formation through the Society for Education and Training to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. This is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector.


Year 1 - Core Modules:

  • Research Informed Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Becoming a Subject Specialist Teacher
Year 2 - Core Modules
  • Being a Subject Specialist Teacher
- Policy and Professional Issues.

Assessment method

On this course you’ll have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding needed to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, and the ability to identify your ongoing needs for professional development. The course helps to prepare you for playing a full part in the teaching, administrative, and curriculum development activities in colleges and in other education and training organisations. As part of the course, you’ll complete a subject specialist module. This requires attendance at the University. You’ll be informed of the exact dates during the first year of the course. The focus of this course is on practical teaching. You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals with support from tutors and work-based mentors. You’ll be supported to gain competence in planning, teaching and learning; and in working with students; with assessment of your progress taking place in formal classrooms and in student-centred learning situations. In addition, you’ll be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials and interactive workshops and you’ll have a personal tutor who’ll be assigned to you throughout your studies to support your ongoing wellbeing and ensure that you have a positive learning experience. Assessments vary and include essays, the creation of resources to support learning, seminars, and presentations.

How to apply

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 - GCSE English grade C/4 - GCSE maths grade C/4 - be able to communicate in standard spoken and written English. 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 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 .

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3885 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3885 Year 1
Scotland £3885 Year 1
Wales £3885 Year 1

Additional fee information

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment.) - There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay. - Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the LRC, but you may want to buy your own copies - Printing and photocopying If your programme includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Certificate in Education (Life-long Learning) at DN Colleges Group - UCAS