Course: Certificate in Education, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Department: Teacher Training

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years

The Programme

This qualification is ideal for practicing teachers and trainers in all sectors of post fourteen education and training. It is also an ideal qualification for those who have newly finished a degree and wish to gain a teaching qualification to add to their CV. The course is assessed through 100 hours of post 14 teaching practice (either paid or voluntary), assignments, portfolio building, seminar presentations and observation of teaching practice. Attendance at a two-day conference at the University of Huddersfield is required in the second year. Completion of the programme allows for application to Qualified Teacher and Learning Skills (QTLS) and Higher Education Academy (HEA) accreditation. 

What You Study

  • Becoming a specialist teacher
  • Research-informed teaching and learning assessment
  • Policy and professional issues.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form or call direct on 0800 731 82 81.

Entry Requirements

Students should hold a Degree if desiring to follow the postgraduate route, or Level 3 qualification in their subject area if they wish to follow the Certificate in Education route. Students should also have GCSE grade 4 or C or above in Maths and English, or equivalent.

Students are required to have a placement throughout the two years, supported by a mentor, and have a clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Rebecca Wilkinson

Certificate in Education, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Rebecca started her career in teaching and learning as an NVQ assessor, supporting adult students to achieve qualifications in English, maths and ICT. Although she enjoyed assessing, it was the small teaching aspect of the job that Rebecca got the most fulfilment from so she moved into a role that enabled her to do this full-time. For the last three years she has worked as a functional skills tutor for a local charity and says that completing her course at Bishop Burton College has helped widen her role by giving her the knowledge she needed to develop her courses.