Course: Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) and 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. In the first year, you will plan and deliver a 30-minute micro-teach session and a 30-minute skills presentation, and in the second year you will attend a two-day conference at the University of Huddersfield.

What You Study

  • Teaching, learning and assessment techniques and theory
  • Professional development, standards and expectations
  • Teaching pedagogies relating to a specialist subject
  • Studies in curriculum and professional issues
  • Classroom management
  • Course and lesson planning
  • Information learning technologies
  • Professional practice.

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 Professional Graduate 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 C 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.

Rebecca Wilkinson

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) and 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.