Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory

Approved by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Throughout the year.
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Course Details

This part time free-standing qualification is particularly suitable if you are interested in teaching and want a short qualification that does not have a minimum teaching requirement, or if you have just started a teaching role. It can also give you a 'taster' of teaching if you are unsure about whether teaching is for you.

The certificate is worth 20 credits at Level 4 on the Certificate in Education or PGCE (Education and Training) framework and is also equivalent to the first module of the Certificate in Education and PGCE (Education and Training), allowing you to progress onto a full teaching qualification at a later date if you secure some teaching practice hours.

It will give you a clear picture of the knowledge and skills required for teaching, learning and assessing in the Further Education and Skills sector.

You will study a range of core modules, including:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers
  • Introduction to Assessment
  • English, Maths and ICT Skills
  • Approaches to Teaching and Learning
  • Planning and Delivery
For full entry criteria, please see the Programme Specification.
10 weeks
You could progress onto the Certificate in Education/P.G.C.E course.
Whilst the Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory does not qualify you to teach, it can be used to help you to progress towards further awards (Certificate in Education or PGCE (Education and Training)).

To be added soon or not applicable.

Primary contact:
Lucy Harding
Email: lucy.harding@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Heather Marshall
Email: heather.marshall@hughbaird.ac.uk

How much will this course cost me?

Tuition fee loans cover university/college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university/college by Student Finance England, so you don’t need a pot of money up front.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than a certain amount.

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It’s never too late to learn

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 years or above). Even if you don't have the entry requirements, you may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience, so we would consider your application on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.

Important terms, conditions and disclaimer information about our courses can be found on our Wider Information Set.