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University of Huddersfield

Lifelong Learning Cert Ed pre-service

UCAS Code: X190

Certificate of Education - CertEd

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Post compulsory education and training

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.

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.

* During the course you’ll have the opportunity to develop the skills to play a full part in teaching and curriculum development. While you study you’ll focus on your particular subject specialist area, alongside general teaching in the lifelong learning sector.

* We know there’s no substitute for the classroom environment, so we’ll give you the opportunity to go on placement with one of our partnership institutions. On your placement you’ll be able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and benefit from one-to-one mentoring to help develop the skills you’ll need to become an outstanding and effective teacher.

* During your time at Huddersfield you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

Please note: * This course is available at the University of Huddersfield (taught jointly with the PGCE) and through the Education and Training Consortium * If you hold a first degree or equivalent then please refer to our [professional graduate (honours) and postgraduate (masters) level provision.

The University of Huddersfield has an impressive track record of producing highly skilled teachers for the lifelong learning (post-14) sector. If you’re looking to pursue a career in teaching in lifelong learning, then we could be the perfect choice. We look forward to welcoming you. ~ Deborah Philip, Joint Head of Department for Initial Teacher Education.

Professional links and accreditation:
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 (https://set.et-foundation.co.uk/home) to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. This is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning sector. This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis.

Additional costs:
* Your placements could be in Huddersfield or surrounding areas, so please consider any travelling costs you may incur.

* A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required to enable you to undertake placements in settings with children. We arrange this as part of the application process. Please note that there may be a charge for the DBS check.

Modules

Modules:
Research Informed Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Becoming a Subject Specialist Teacher
Being a Subject Specialist Teacher
Policy and Professional Issues

Assessment methods

Assessments vary and include essays, the creation of resources to support learning, seminars, and presentations.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Initial Teacher Education

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.

87%
high
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.

Post compulsory education and training

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

85%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
32%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Post compulsory education and training

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

84%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Childcare and related personal services
3%
Functional managers and directors

What about your long term prospects?

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

Post compulsory education and training

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

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

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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