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University of Portsmouth

Further Education and Training

UCAS Code: X301

Certificate of Education - CertEd

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

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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

Subject

Post compulsory education and training

**Overview**
This Certificate in Further Education and Training (CertEd) course gives you a formal teaching qualification and prepares you for work in further education and training.

You can study this course full-time at the University or part-time at our partner colleges – Chichester College, Eastleigh College, Isle of Wight College, St Vincent College campus or Havant and South Downs College.

As well as learning the most effective techniques for teaching in further training and education, you'll also develop subject specific knowledge by working closely with course teachers and work-based subject mentors.

After the course, you'll be able to take up teaching roles in further education colleges, sixth-form colleges, private training providers or top up your Certificate to a BA (Hons) Education and Training degree. You'll also be eligible for membership of the Society for Education & Training (SET).

**Recognised by:**
The PGCE is a professional teaching qualification which is recognised by further education providers in the UK. PGCE graduates can also apply to the Society for Education and Training (SET) to gain QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills) status.

**What you'll experience**
On this Further Education and Training course you'll:
- Develop your skills as a teacher through practical activity 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)

Full-time course
The full-time version of this course is ideal if you're not already working in teaching. If you study this course full time, the working hours are similar to a full-time job – times will vary but you'll generally be at the University or on placement from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Part-time course
The part-time version of this course is ideal if you're already working in further education. If you study this course part time, you'll go to one of our partner colleges once a week. You'll also need to have a teaching placement with an identified subject mentor that includes at least 50 hours of teaching a year.

**Careers and opportunities**
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

What can you do with a Further Education and Training CertEd?
Previous students have gone on to work in:

- further education colleges

- sixth-form colleges

- private training providers

- public services

- voluntary organisations

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

What you'll study on this CertEd Further Education and Training course

Modules

Teaching block 1

This teaching block focuses on developing you as a teaching practitioner. There are 2 modules:

1.1 Planning, Assessing and Evaluating Teaching and Learning Programmes
1.2 Theories and Principles for Planning and Enabling Learning in a Specialist Subject Area

Teaching block 2

This teaching block focuses on providing you with a wider knowledge of the education sector. There are 2 modules:

2.1 Professional Practice
2.2 Curriculum Design in a Specialist Subject Area

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment methods

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.

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
£14,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

University of Portsmouth

Havant and South Downs College - South Downs Campus

Eastleigh College

Chichester College

Isle of Wight College

St Vincent College

Department:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

75%
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

90%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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.

Education

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Childcare and related personal services
17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals

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.

£15k

£15k

£20k

£20k

£21k

£21k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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