Plymouth Institute of Education

CertEd Certificate in Education (incorporating the Diploma in Education and Training)

Develop the skills, knowledge and professional values to enhance your teaching career within the further education and skills sector. This nationally-endorsed qualification will prepare you for the challenges and rewards of teaching in a variety of environments, including further education colleges, adult and community education, offender learning and the public sector. The hands-on experience you’ll gain from your placement will ensure you qualify ready to immediately enter the workplace.

You will benefit from highly qualified tutors with many years’ experience in the further education and skills sector. Take advantage of opportunities to network with potential employers. Follow in the footsteps of many of our trainees and possibly go on to find employment within the organisations you work with during your placement. After completing this course you'll have the option to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.

Key features

  • Tailored for applicants who hold a Level 3 qualification or have relevant experience. The postgraduate certificate in education is available to those who hold a relevant degree qualifications in the subject they wish to teach.

Course details
  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Evidencing English and Maths Competency (DLLS400S)

      This module is designed to allow trainees on the PGCE/Cert Ed (Inc DET) course to evidence a minimum level of competence in English/literacy and maths/numeracy required for completion of the Initial Teacher Education course. The PGCE/Cert Ed (inc DET) cannot be awarded without successfully evidencing these minimum levels of competence.

    • Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DLLS490S)

    • Theories of Learning and Managing Behaviour (DLLS581S)

    Optional modules

    • Curriculum and Society (DLLS579S)

    • Wider Practice and Professional Development (DLLS580S)

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the changeable nature of the situation and any updates to government guidance, we may need to make further, last minute adjustments to how we deliver our teaching and learning on some or all of our programmes, at any time during the academic year. We want to reassure you that even if we do have to adjust the way in which we teach our programmes, we will be working to maintain the quality of the student learning experience and learning outcomes at all times.
Fees, costs and funding

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As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply
For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Please contact Bridgwater College to apply for this course:

Bridgwater College
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Tel: +4412878455464

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