Lifelong Learning Cert Ed pre-service 2017-18

This course also available for 2018-19 entry

It’s not too late to apply for September 2017. Find out more.

Ranked Top 5 in the Guardian Education Guide 2016

About the course

If you're looking to progress into a career teaching in the Lifelong Learning (post-16) sector, including sixth form and further education colleges, adult education and a wide range of other training and educational settings, then this course could be for you. You don't need previous teaching experience, just an industry skill, an appropriate entry qualification, and a passion for teaching and training others.

Upon successful completion of this course, you'll be eligible to proceed, following a process of professional formation through the Society for Education and Training to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. This is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning sector.

On this course you'll have the opportunity to develop the skills to play a full part in teaching and curriculum development. The course allows you to focus on your particular subject specialist area. A significant amount of your learning takes place whilst on placement within our partnership institutions. You'll have the opportunity to benefit from being able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and to be mentored to help you develop into a successful and effective teacher.

You'll be taught by an outstanding team of teacher educators; in fact we've been ranked in the top five in the Guardian Guide for Education 2016 for the sixth year running.The University of Huddersfield is also one of only nine designated Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training in the Lifelong Learning sector.

You'll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network, which feeds directly into course design and delivery, and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.


UCAS code:
X190

Start date:
12 / 09 / 2017

Duration:

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally one of the following:

No prior teaching experience is needed. The course is particularly suitable if you have work experience in industry, business and administration, hair and beauty, social work, health service, uniformed services or armed forces.

In addition to the University's general minimum entry requirements, you must also:


•  have either a HNC, CGLI Advanced, NVQ level 3/4 or recognised professional qualification

•  be able to demonstrate appropriate work experience in the area you wish to teach

•  be able to communicate in standard spoken and written English.

In addition you must also:


•  provide Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances

•  provide two satisfactory references


•  complete a satisfactory interview

We also offer this course at [professional graduate (honours) and postgraduate (masters) level|00006826] if you hold a degree (or recognised equivalent). Please contact us to discuss your options before making your application.

Please note: UCAS points are based on the new UCAS tariff, introduced for courses starting in 2017/18.

Contact:

Course Enquiries

Tel: +44 (0) 1484 478249

Email: sepd@hud.ac.uk
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Places available:

This course is available at the University of Huddersfield (16 places - taught jointly with the PGCE) and through the Education and Training Consortium.

(this number may be subject to change)

Location:
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

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Course content

On this course you'll have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding needed to teach in the Lifelong Learning sector, and the ability to identify your ongoing needs for professional development. The course helps to prepare you for playing a full part in the teaching, administrative, and curriculum development activities in colleges and in other education and training organisations.

The course gives you the opportunity to develop within your subject area for example:

•  Art and Design

•  Business, Law, Recreation and Leisure, Travel and Tourism

•  Construction, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, and Hospitality

•  English, Media Studies and Performing Arts

•  Health, Social Care and Early Years, Science, Sport and Public Services

•  Literacy, Numeracy, Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

•  Mathematics, Multimedia Studies (including Music Technology) and ICT

Core modules:

Teaching Learning and Assessment

This module helps you to develop an understanding of how people learn and of the role of assessment. You’ll typically be assessed via an assignment where you’ll plan, prepare, deliver and reflect on a learning session and also write a critical account investigating the learning needs of specified learners and discussing how you have planned, enabled and assessed their learning.


Personal and Professional Development

This module is designed to help you learn how to identify and respond to learners’ needs with suitable teaching, learning and assessment strategies. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in personal and professional development planning and develop your practice. Assessment is typically via coursework.


Teaching a Specialist Subject

This module is designed to help you develop more advanced strategies and methods for promoting learning; as well as to sharpen the focus on your specialist area. Assessment is typically via coursework.


Understanding Curriculum and Professional Issues

This module will seek to develop your understanding of the concept of curriculum and the influences that shape it. Through coursework you’ll discuss curriculum theories, relating them to your own professional role, and review the debate on professionalism in education and its impact on the teacher or trainer.

Please note:

•  A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required to enable you to undertake placements in settings with young people. We arrange this as part of the application process. Please note that there is a charge for the DBS check which is approximately £44.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

Placements

As well as studying at the University, you'll learn the practical skills of teaching through a placement in an appropriate educational institution. Previous trainees have been placed in a range of institutions including colleges, work-based learning providers and in offender and community learning settings. The first phase of your placement will comprise at least two days a week and you'll complete at least 100 hours of teaching.

Your placements could be based in areas some distance from your point of study, so please be aware of potential associated travelling costs.

Career opportunities

This course seeks to prepare you for your first teaching role in Lifelong Learning sector, which could include as a lecturer in a college of further education. Former trainees have also successfully progressed into a wide range of training and teaching roles within adult education and in private training organisations.*

Upon successful completion you may also consider pursuing further study, including our Education and Professional Development BA(Hons).

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Professional links and accreditations

Upon successful completion of this course, you'll be eligible to proceed, following a process of professional formation through the Society for Education and Training to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. This is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning sector.

Teaching and assessment

The focus of this course is on practical teaching. You'll have the opportunity to gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals with support from tutors and work-based mentors. You'll be supported to gain competence in planning, teaching and learning; and in working with students; with assessment of your progress taking place in formal classrooms and in student-centred learning situations.

In addition you'll be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials and interactive workshops and you'll have a personal tutor who'll be assigned to you throughout your studies to support your ongoing wellbeing and ensure that you have a positive learning experience. Assessments vary and include essays, the creation of resources to support learning, seminars, and presentations.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results.Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Huddersfield is the UK's only university where 100% of the permanent teaching staff are fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

  • Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

Who will teach me?

Some of our teaching staff who may teach you on this course include:

Gwyneth Allatt

Liz Dixon

Judith Kidder

Sarah Williamson

Dr Martyn Walker

How much will it cost me?

In 2017/18, the tuition fee for UK and EU students at the University of Huddersfield will be £9,250.

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you're interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Please also note:

•  Your placements could be based in areas some distance from your point of study , so please be aware of potential associated travelling costs.

•  A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required to enable you to undertake placements in settings with children. We arrange this as part of the application process. Please note that there is a charge for the DBS check which is approximately £44.

Further study

Upon successful completion of your undergraduate studies, progression onto the following programmes may be of interest:

Education and Professional Development BA(Hons)

How to apply

Applying to Huddersfield We hope you're interested in what you've seen and want to apply to join us.

Please apply via UCAS and choose the course code X190.

Please also see further details about the interview process for this course - see 'Teaching and Youth Work'.

Research community

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.

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Upon successful completion of this course, you'll be eligible to proceed, following a process of professional formation through the Society for Education and Training to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. This is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

If you hold a first degree or equivalent then please refer to our professional graduate (honours) and postgraduate (masters) level provision.


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