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Course Details

This course offers the recognised teaching qualification that will enable you to pursue a career as a teacher in the further education and training sector. You can train on a part-time alongside your teaching position and is designed for teachers who currently work in further education and training. This Uni of Portsmouth qualification is delivered at Chichester College. After you apply, you will need to register with the Uni of Portsmouth:

Entry Requirements

Level 3 qualification within subject area & experience for Cert Ed, or honours degree for PGCE. GCSE maths and English language at grade C or above. 50 hours teaching per year. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and occupational health clearance.

Career options

This course provides the skills and knowledge to take up teaching roles in further education environments, including: • Further education colleges • Sixth-form colleges • Private training providers • Public services • Voluntary organisations

PGCE & Cert Ed in Further Education & Training (University of Portsmouth)

Five highlights

  • 1 You will experience outstanding teaching & learning on the course
  • 2 Gain a nationally recognised University of Portsmouth qualification
  • 3 You will be given outstanding support on your teaching practice
  • 4 An ‘Outstanding’ college, which provides learning to meet your needs
  • 5 Provision enables you to share experience across disciplines

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 16.09.2020
  • Cert Ed & PGCE in Further Education & Training


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Course code Location Course length Start date
TET009CD1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 16.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

The course is split into four units that are studied over two years. Year 1 focuses on developing you as a teaching practitioner. This involves learning about teaching concepts and developing practical skills in planning and delivering lessons to a high standard, as well as assessing students. This will be delivered and assessed via the following two units: • Unit 1.1 Planning, Assessing and Evaluating Teaching and Learning Programmes. • Unit 1.2 Theories and Principles for Planning and Enabling Learning in a Specialist Subject Area. Year 2 is designed to enable you to establish a wider knowledge of the further education sector. You will research contemporary issues which are affecting further education as well as continuing to hone your teaching practice. This will be delivered and assessed via the following two units: • Unit 2.1 Professional Practice • Unit 2.2 Curriculum Design in a Specialist Subject Area

How will I be taught?

Teaching aims to demonstrate good practice and therefore employs a range of styles which include seminars, workshops, lectures and active group participation. Your time in class will develop your skills and knowledge to inform your own teaching practice and help to develop your own teaching style. The emphasis throughout the course is on inclusive learning and teaching combined with reflective practice within a teacher’s own specialist subject area.

How will I be assessed?

Each year you will complete two units of study, with each unit comprising between 2 – 3 assignments. Each unit has varying approaches to assessment. Examples include research-based essays, teaching practice files, lesson observations and logging personal development.

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