The Certificate in Education (Cert Ed) at Nescot is a two-year part-time course leading to a recognised level 5 teaching qualification, validated by the University of Greenwich. With a further year’s part-time study, it can lead to a Foundation Degree in Education and Training.
Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer.
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|Academic Level:||Higher Ed|
|Awarded by:||University of Greenwich|
Two-year course comprising of 3 hours per week for 30 weeks in year one. Course runs from September to May on Thursday evenings 5.30 - 8.30 pm.
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Year one Thursday 5.30 - 8.30 from September to May.
Year two To be advised.
The Cert Ed incorporates the mandatory modules for teaching qualifications and additional modules to support your continued professional development. The full list of modules is:
The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year.
Teacher Trainees without a portable DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check are required to undergo a DBS. A charge of £52.00 is levied at enrolment. Full time students are able to the costs of the DBS to their student maintenance loan.
Students are required to hold a L3 qualification in their subject specialism and an English GCSE grade 4 or above, or equivalent. There is no formal entry requirement for numeracy or IT, however, support will be available for students wishing to achieve level 2 in both these areas by the end of the qualification. This may require some independent study. Also required is access to 100 hours of teaching practice over the two years.
If you already hold a teaching or training qualification, please refer to the Tariff of Qualifications (ITT) Database for accreditation of prior learning and discuss with the admissions’ tutor at interview.
This award will fully qualify students to teach in the Education and Training Sector (formerly referred to as the Lifelong Learning Sector) and can lead to a Foundation Degree with further study.
The Cert Ed requires 100 hours of mandatory teaching practice over the 2 years of study. This can be in paid employment or in a voluntary teaching capacity. If teaching in a voluntary capacity, the placement will need to meet certain criteria of suitability. This can be discussed at interview.
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