Teacher Training

UCLAN Preparatory Certificate in Education and Training

An enormous number of teaching opportunities exist across the learning and skills sector, in organisations including further education colleges, sixth forms, adult and community learning, the National Health Service, the prison service, the police service and in private sector training organisations.

UCLan programmes are designed for those wishing to pursue a teaching career in these organisations.

The programmes offer a sound introduction to teaching, giving you an integrated overview of the theory and practice of teaching.

The range of 3 courses offers a starting point for everyone, whether you want to get into teaching or already work as a teacher but do not have a teaching qualification.

All course work is related to the actual teaching practice situation.

Your teaching placement (paid or voluntary) is a central feature of the introductory and intermediate programmes.

This award is designed to give you a taster of teaching, prepare you to teach and will introduce you to the basic principles of an effective teaching and learning process. The course aims to develop the personal and practical skills that you will need in a teaching or training role without needing a teaching placement.

Reference: 9154/1A
Duration: 15 Weeks
Start Date: Week Commencing 7th September 2020
Type: Part Time - Tuesday Evenings, 4 - 8.00pm
Tutor: Helen Armstrong

Fees: £995 (1 x 20 credit module)

There are no additional costs associated with this course.

Course Content
  • The roles and responsibilities of a teacher
  • Planning and devising learning outcomes
  • Strategies for 'making learning happen'
  • Assessing and evaluating teaching and learning
Method of Study

One night class a week with individual and group work including carrying out presentations and Micro and Mini teaching session with fellow students.

Method of Assessment

Short formal essays from between 500 and 1000 words in length, assessed presentations and a Teaching Practice Portfolio.

Entry Requirements

A Level 3 or 4 (QCF) qualification in your teaching subject specialism. Under exceptional circumstances some entrants may hold a relevant vocational qualification of at least the level above that of their potential learners.

5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (9-4 or equivalent) to include English. Applicants who do not have English as a GCSE will be required to successfully achieve the University's diagnostic test prior to   entry to the programme.

The ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English (IELTS 7.5 or equivalent).

* In addition, applicants wishing to progress to the PGCE, applicants will need an honours degree or equivalent.

What Can I Do Next?

Introductory Certificate in Education

Intermediate Certificate in Teaching, Learning & Assessment.

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

For more information please see the Course Handbook here

All information correct as at 01/06/2020

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