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Bradford College

Education and Training

UCAS Code: X150

Certificate of Education - CertEd

Entry requirements


A Level 3 qualification in the subject to be taught and a Level 2 qualification in English are required. A GCSE/Level 2 Mathematics qualification is desirable but this can be achieved during the course.

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subjects

Further education

Post compulsory education and training

This professional course is for those who wish to teach 14-19 year olds and adults in Further and Higher education settings. You will undertake academic modules to provide you with the knowledge and skills required and work alongside a mentor and other colleagues to develop as a reflective practitioner. Once you have completed the course and gained your QTLS you are eligible to work in secondary schools with 14-19 year olds.

The course is also offered with the following specialisms: with ESOL; with Literacy; with Numeracy.

Modules

Modules studied: Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Exploring Learning Theories; Developing Curriculum; Developing Professional Practice; Subject Specialist Pedagogy*; Teacher as Researcher*. If you are taking a specialism in ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy you will study two specialist modules instead of the starred modules. You will be able to gain QTLS (Qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills) status once you have completed with the Society for Education and Training (SET). Those who wish to teach Literacy, ESOL or Numeracy will also achieve a Specialist Diploma in their subject.

Assessment methods

You will be taught in classroom sessions using a variety of teaching methods but with the emphasis on active learning. These sessions will help you to work with other teachers. We use a strong element of work-based learning to make sure your studies can be directly applied to your teaching practice.

For the first part of the course we focus on the development of teaching and learning skills and developing knowledge of your sector. This will equip you with the necessary skills to enter the classroom with confidence. A personal tutor will offer you support and guidance, along with the course tutor and team. Specific modules will also demand workplace-based assessment tasks, for example, the observation of an experienced teacher. Each module has its own unique assessment which can take many different forms including essays, individual and group presentations or portfolios. These will draw upon your experience and knowledge gained as part of your work placement as well as your own studies. All assessments are supported by your module tutor. Additional learning support is offered to develop your writing and study skills.

The full-time route starts with an intensive month long block followed by one afternoon and evening per week. You will also be on placement for three days per week. On the part-time route, you will attend one afternoon and evening per week and be on placement at least one day per week. Placement will vary according to your chose specialist subject. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced lecturers and you will have a mentor who will provide you with advice and support. Placements will be negotiated with the manager responsible for where you will be working but you would normally be expected to be available for up to three days per week for teaching practice in addition to your academic study time.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Education, Professional Development and Sport

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
low
Further education
74%
low
Post compulsory education and training

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

35%
Library resources
49%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Further education

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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