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Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory

Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory

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This part time free-standing qualification is particularly suitable if you are interested in teaching and want a short qualification that does not have a minimum teaching requirement, or if you have just started a teaching role. It can also give you a 'taster' of teaching if you are unsure about whether teaching is for you.

The certificate is worth 20 credits at Level 4 on the Certificate in Education or PGCE (Education and Training) framework and is also equivalent to the first module of the Certificate in Education and PGCE (Education and Training), allowing you to progress onto a full teaching qualification at a later date if you secure some teaching practice hours.

It will give you a clear picture of the knowledge and skills required for teaching, learning and assessing in the Further Education and Skills sector.

"This course gave me a really clear insight into teaching. I'm now studying on the PGCE and can't wait to start my teaching career."

Mark Sheppard, Skelmersdale

You will study a range of core modules, including:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers
  • Introduction to Assessment
  • English, Maths and ICT Skills
  • Approaches to Teaching and Learning
  • Planning and Delivery

Validated by: UCLan.
Primary contact: Steve Whittle, tel: 0151 353 4444 ext. 5543 or email: stephen.whittle@hughbaird.ac.uk
Other contact: Martin Harrington, tel: 0151 353 4444 ext. 5536 or email: martin.harrington@hughbaird.ac.uk


What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need:

  • A Level 3 qualification in the subject you may want to teach and GCSEs (or equivalent) grade A*-C in Maths and English, or be working towards these grades. A Level 2 maths qualification may also be acceptable. You must also have an enthusiasm for sharing your subject with learners.
  • You must be aged 21 years or over.

What can I do if I complete this course?

You could progress onto the Certificate in Education/P.G.C.E course.

Career Path

Whilst the Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory does not qualify you to teach, it can be used to help you to progress towards further awards (Certificate in Education or PGCE (Education and Training)).


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