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CertEd Post 16 and Further Education

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Year of Entry 2022/23
CertEd

Post 16 and Further Education

Qualify to teach Post-16 and Further Education on this Education and Training Foundation (ETF)-recognised course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £14,415 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? August 2022

Course summary

  • Develop and apply your knowledge and understanding of educational ideas and theories.
  • Engage with the latest developments in the Post-16 and Further Education context.
  • Complete this course to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status for Post-16 and Further Education.

Gain the qualification you need to teach in the area of Post-16 and Further Education, previously known as Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET). This course is for anyone who is new to teaching and looking for support on securing a placement, or who is already working as a teacher or trainer and wants to become qualified within this area.

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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Key areas you will learn about include planning and preparing teaching resources and teaching delivery, conducting assessments, teaching strategies and approaches, learning behaviours and using technology to enhance learning and progression in line with Professional Standards. After successfully completing the course, you gain either a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training, or a level 5 Professional Certificate in Education and Training. The level 7 qualification includes 60 credits (at level 7) that can be used towards a masters course.

You learn through

  • assessment of practical teaching
  • presentations
  • planning and evaluation exercises
  • preparation of teaching resources
  • written assignments

Course leaders and tutors

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Dave Carr
Senior Lecturer

Dave Carr, Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University

Applied learning

Work placements

You apply the course theory through your teaching practice. This consists of at least 120 hours teaching over either one year or two. During the course, University staff and your placement or workplace mentor assess your teaching practice eight times. We have partnerships with a range of settings across the post-16 and further education sector, who provide us with a wide range of placement opportunities.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • further education colleges
  • school sixth forms
  • adult and community learning providers
  • private training companies
  • public services
  • voluntary sector

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in

  • further education colleges
  • sixth form colleges
  • schools
  • public services
  • private training organisations
  • voluntary sector
  • educational development
  • local education authorities
  • non-governmental organisations
  • charities

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Entry requirements

All students

Typically you need

• a level 3 qualification in your specialist subject

• level two (GCSE) or equivalent in English and mathematics*.

• experience of a Post-16 / Further Education teaching environment, that enables you to demonstrate awareness of your subject or specialist context in Post-16.

• the skills and commitment to benefit from higher education

In-service students must have evidence that they are already working as a teacher or tutor, will teach a minimum of 60 hours in each year of the course, and that their employer will provide a specialist mentor to support them

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving licence with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.

You must also complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.
* GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are
• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
• functional skills English and functional skills maths

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

International and European entry qualifications
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Exploring Your Specialist Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Extending Teaching For Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Learning, Teaching And Assessment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Learner Experience Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF, 257.5KB)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

Complete an application form to apply for this course.

Application form (PDF, 706KB) (PDF, 689.4KB)

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