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Certificate in Education incorporating the Diploma in Education and Training - North Devon

Level 4-5
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North Devon Campus
Two years - part time

This course is for teachers working in a full teaching role in any context in the further education and skills sector. This involves having responsibility for developing materials and curriculum across a full programme, with a variety of learners.

"Provision at Petroc has really enabled me to enhance my practice. The feedback I have been given, and the education I've received on developing my teaching, has had a knock-on effect on my students."


The further education and skills sector includes adult and community learning, the voluntary sector, further education colleges, offender education, work based training, and Ministry of Defence training. You will need 50 hours of teaching practice in each of the two years (100 hours in total), and a further 50 hours of 'other professional duties' such as team meetings, open evenings and professional development activities. The aim of the course is to develop your teaching skills and enable you to gain Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS) status.

The first year comprises two 30-credit modules: Learning, Teaching and Assessment; and, Theories & Resources for Teaching and Learning. The second year comprises a further two modules: Curriculum & Society; and, Wider Practice & Professional Development.

Each module will be assessed through a 2500-word written assignment - or equivalent - based on your reflections on how principles of learning, teaching and assessment apply in practice.
A range of assessments will be used over the two-year programme to support the development of study skills. Assessments range from academic posters and reports, to essays and presentations.
A pre-programme initial assessment task must be completed prior to interview, email to obtain a copy. You need 100 hours' teaching practice, suitable qualifications in your subject specialism, a subject specific mentor, English/literacy at Level 2 and Maths/numeracy at Level 1, a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two references - one of which should be from your employer.
Successful completion from the course could lead to progression routes such as a BA in Education and Training.
Students have access to the full range of resources and facilities at Petroc to include the vast catalogue of resources at Plymouth University.
Please contact the HE Team on 01271 852335 for more information.
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