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Certificate in Education (Cert Ed)

For 2019 start

Bicton College | Cornwall College Bicton | Saltash | Stoke Climsland | Camborne | Eden Project LEVEL: 5 Teaching & Education

This programme is designed for people with commitment to teaching in further education, community education, work-based learning, offender learning and similar public sector and voluntary settings. The award incorporates the Diploma in Education & Training.
If you decide to study full-time, you will normally be required to attend college for two days a week with additional teaching practice over two or three days a week and other directed study.

The programme supports you in becoming an effective and well-informed teacher of your chosen subject. You will follow a core programme where you will be involved in presentations, seminars, practical workshops, tutorials, lectures and directed study through our learning centre and virtual learning environment.

Assessment of each module will be through both coursework and practice elements (including teaching observations) and there are no formal exams associated with this programme.
You will follow a teaching practice programme of at least 100 contact hours, where you will also get invaluable help from other experienced teachers of your subject. Your tutor will support both parts of your training and alongside other experienced teachers regularly observe your teaching.

The programme will underpin an application for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status.
Professional practice is a theme within the core modules of this programme. The enhancement module of Principles of Teaching & Innovation, Enterprise & Employability is also embedded in this programme to ensure that these concepts underpin the skills gained by the trainee teacher. This enables you to include them in your delivery of learning.
A teaching placement is a requirement of this programme and is integral to the assessment of modules. During the programme this placement will inform taught sessions and enable you to contextualise and apply learning.

Possible Careers (subject to availability) 

– College Lecturer

– Adult Education Tutor

– Tutor in the Further Education and Skills Sector

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: Apply direct to the College
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: University of Plymouth
  • Fees: Fees Explained
Entry Requirements

A Level 3 qualification or relevant experience in the subject they wish to teach and Level 2 qualifications in English language and maths (GCSE grade C/4 or above) or equivalent Level 2 qualifications.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award

The Cornwall College Group delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

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Indicative Modules

  • Learning, Teaching & Assessment
  • Principles of Teaching & Innovation, Enterprise & Employability
  • Curriculum & Society
  • Wider Practice & Professional Development

*Modules are subject to change and availability



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*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information