Education and Training

ProfGCE / Diploma / Award Education and Training

Year of entry

Successful completion of the Diploma / Professional Graduate Certificate (typically two years part-time) allows you to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.

This is a suite of courses for those interested in, or already working in, the further education and skills sector. Teachers working in further and adult education, schools, private and voluntary training providers can access a range of courses to meet their needs, whether they are new or existing professionals.

You can choose to take an Introductory Award (20 credits level 4), or Diploma course (120 credits level 4&5) or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (ProfGCE level 6) or any of these courses with a specialism in English or Mathematics or Teaching Learners with Special Needs.

AWARD IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

For those interested in a teaching career in further and/or adult and community education and trainers in the public and private sector. You do not have to be in a teaching role to undertake the course. The short course consists of one module of 20 credits at level 4, and you may use this short course as credit should you decide to join the Diploma course at a later stage.

Duration: short course, variable to suit partner colleges but usually three hours per week over one term.

DIPLOMA/ProfGCE IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Designed to meet the needs of teachers in a substantial role in further and/or adult and community education, trainers in the public and private sector as well as those working with 14­ to 19 year olds in schools, academies and vocational settings.

The course consists of six modules taken over two years at one of our partner colleges. Successful completion allows you to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.

Duration: modular over two years part­ time usually three hours per week tuition in class; plus self-study time and teaching time.

SPECIALIST PATHWAYS IN ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS AND TEACHING LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

For teachers of English (ESOL, literacy, functional skills) or maths (numeracy, functional skills) or working with learners with special needs, the Award, Diploma and ProfGCE can also be taken as subject specialist qualifications.

To join the pathway qualification in the Diploma, you need to have 50% of your teaching in the specific subject specialism. You will attend two modules in a subject specialist group at one of our partner colleges and benefit from working with subject specialists as well as learning about specific pedagogy for your subject.

QUALIFIED TEACHER STATUS LEARNING AND SKILLS

These teaching qualifications do not automatically confer ‘Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills’ (QTLS), so you will need to apply for this status post qualification. The process is currently under review so please check the Society for Education and Training (SET) website for current guidance.

These are courses for those interested in, or already working in, the further education and skills sector. Teachers working in further and adult education, schools (teaching students over 14 years old), public or private training organisations.

You will need to be in a paid or voluntary teaching role to undertake all except the Introductory Award in Education and Training which is for those who wish to get into teaching but currently have little or no teaching.

Award

  • Module 1 Introduction to Teaching and Learning
  • Module 2 Enhancing Teaching and Learning

Diploma and ProfGCE

As above, plus:

  • Module 3 The Learner and Learner Progress
  • Module 4 Reflecting on Practice
  • Module 5 Innovating the Curriculum
  • Module 6 Developing Practice

English ESOL/Literacy students will follow modules 1, 2,5 & 6 and : 

  • Module 3 ESOL, Literacy and the Learners
  • Module 4 ESOL, Theories and Frameworks OR
  • Module 4 Literacy, Theories and Frameworks

Mathematics students will follow modules 1,2, 5 & 6 and : 

  • Module 3 Mathematics and the Learners
  • Module 4 Developing Mathematical Understanding

SEND students will follow modules 1,2, 5 & 6 and : 

  • Module 3 The Learner and Learner Progress Teaching Learners with Special Needs
  • Module 4 Developing Practice and Teaching Learners with Special Needs  


The course is offered via one of our partner colleges in London and the South East below.  

Please note that you need to apply directly to the partner college you wish to study at by contacting the programme coordinator for that college. 

Partner colleges

Ashford College 
Elwick Road 
Ashford
Kent
TN23 1NN  

Sonia Boulton
Programme Co-ordinator

Email: sonia.boulton@ekcgroup.ac.uk

Barking & Dagenham College
Dagenham Road
Romford
Essex
RM7 0XU 

Kate Rossiter
Programme Co-ordinator

Email: Kate.Rossiter@bdc.ac.uk 
Main reception: 020 8090 3020

Bexhill Sixth Form College
Penland Road
Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN40 2JG

Louise Davison
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 01424 214545 ext 144
Email: louisedavison@bexhillcollege.ac.uk

London South East Colleges
Bromley Campus
Rookery Lane
Bromley
BR2 8HE

Helen Hall
Programme Co-ordinator


Email: Helen.Hall@lsec.ac.uk

College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
Tottenham Centre
High Road
London
N15 5RU

Maralba Jani
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 0208 4423496
Email: mjani@conel.ac.uk

Ealing Hammersmith and West London College
Hammersmith Campus
Gliddon Road
Barons Court
London
W14 9BL

Jolanta Wasilewska
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 020 7565 1200

Email: j.wasilewska@wlc.ac.uk

Southwark College
Lewisham Way
London
SE4 1UT

Jane Eley
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 020 3757 3918
Email:  jane.eley@lscollege.ac.uk

Mid Kent College
Maidstone Campus
Oakway Park
Tonbridge Road
Maidstone, Kent
ME16 8AQ

Jacqui Clark
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 01634 383034
Email: Jacqui.Clark@midkent.ac.uk

 

Newham College
106 High Street South
East Ham Campus
London
E6 6ER

Clare Tyrer
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 0208 2574000
Email: clare.tyrer@newham.ac.uk

Orchard Hill College
Old Town Hall
Wallington
Surrey
SM6 0NB

Joanne Yarlett
Programme Co-ordinator


Email: JYarlett@orchardhill.ac.uk

Reigate College
Castlefield Road
Reigate
Surrey
RH2 0SD

Nikki Sowe
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 01737 221118 Ext 457
or 07906 083960
Email:  nikki.sowe@reigate.ac.uk

South Thames College
Wandsworth High Street
London
SW18 2PP

David McClymont
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 020 8918 7777
Email: david.mcclymont@south-thames.ac.uk

Uxbridge College
Park Road
Uxbridge
UB8 1NQ

Marta Knill
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 01895 853478
Email: mknill@uxbridgecollege.ac.uk

West Kent College
Brook Street
Tonbridge
Kent
TN9 2PW

Louise Carr 
Programme Co-ordinator

Email: louise.carr@hadlow.ac.uk

West Thames College
London Road
Isleworth
London
TW7 4HS

Matthew Flett
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 020 8326 2189
Email: matthew.flett@west-thames.ac.uk

If you are appropriately qualified, on successful completion of the Diploma/ProfGCE in Education and Training you can apply for a place on the BA (Hons) Education and Professional Training.

You will be given access to a wide range of learning and teaching strategies. Modules may include seminars, lectures and group discussions and projects, with many utilising individual and peer presentation format.

Given that the course is primarily for staff already working in the further education and skills sector, maximum use of student experience and expertise is made, including student led sessions aimed at sharing examples of good practice with colleagues.

Modules include self-directed study activities, investigations and e-­based learning.

You will be required to have a minimum of 100 hours teaching for the Diploma/ProfGCE.

For the Diploma/ProfGCE students are required to undertake eight teaching observations. These provide the opportunity for you to apply your knowledge and understanding, to improve subject specialist teaching and to receive practical advice.

We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. We will inform applicants of any changes to the course structure before enrolment.

Assessments for each module are based on observations of teaching practice, individual reflections, entries in a progress log and academic essays/assignments.

In order to apply for this course, you must apply directly to the partner college you wish to study at.  Once you have been offered a place on the programme by the partner college, you will then need to complete your application to Canterbury Christ Church University. 

For further information and guidance please email education.post16@cantebury.ac.uk or telephone 01227 923459.

Formal registration normally takes place from the first two weeks of September however to secure your place and access further advice and guidance you are encouraged to apply for an interview at any time in the year preceding the year of entry.

Apply Direct / Part-time study

Location Length Start  
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
Barking & Dagenham College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
Bexhill College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
London South East Colleges (Bromley) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
The WKCIC Group 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
Ealing Hammersmith and West London College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
Hadlow College (CANT) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
Lewisham Southwark College (LEWISHAM) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
Newham College of Further Education 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
Reigate Learning Alliance 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
South Thames College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
Uxbridge College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
West Thames College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training apply
Orchard Hill College Of Further Education 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: ESOL apply
West Thames College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: ESOL apply
Uxbridge College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: ESOL apply
Reigate Learning Alliance 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: ESOL apply
Newham College of Further Education 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: ESOL apply
Hadlow College (CANT) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: ESOL apply
Lewisham Southwark College (LEWISHAM) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: ESOL apply
London South East Colleges (Bromley) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: ESOL apply
Barking & Dagenham College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: Literacy apply
Barking & Dagenham College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: Literacy apply
Bexhill College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: Literacy apply
London South East Colleges (Bromley) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: Literacy apply
Lewisham Southwark College (LEWISHAM) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: Literacy apply
Hadlow College (CANT) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: Literacy apply
Newham College of Further Education 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: Literacy apply
Reigate Learning Alliance 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: Literacy apply
South Thames College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: Literacy apply
Uxbridge College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway English: Literacy apply
West Thames College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Mathematics: Numeracy apply
West Thames College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Mathematics: Numeracy apply
Uxbridge College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Mathematics: Numeracy apply
South Thames College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Mathematics: Numeracy apply
Reigate Learning Alliance 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Mathematics: Numeracy apply
Newham College of Further Education 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Mathematics: Numeracy apply
Hadlow College (CANT) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Mathematics: Numeracy apply
Lewisham Southwark College (LEWISHAM) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Mathematics: Numeracy apply
London South East Colleges (Bromley) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Mathematics: Numeracy apply
Bexhill College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Mathematics: Numeracy apply
Barking & Dagenham College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Teaching Learners with Special Needs apply
Barking & Dagenham College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Teaching Learners with Special Needs apply
Bexhill College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Teaching Learners with Special Needs apply
London South East Colleges (Bromley) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Teaching Learners with Special Needs apply
Hadlow College (CANT) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Teaching Learners with Special Needs apply
Hadlow College (CANT) 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Teaching Learners with Special Needs apply
Newham College of Further Education 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Teaching Learners with Special Needs apply
Reigate Learning Alliance 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Teaching Learners with Special Needs apply
Uxbridge College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Teaching Learners with Special Needs apply
West Thames College 2 years part-time September 2020
Dip/ Professional Graduate Cert in Education and Training with a Specialist Pathway Teaching Learners with Special Needs apply
Orchard Hill College Of Further Education 2 years part-time September 2020
Introductory Award in Education & Training at Reigate College apply
Reigate Learning Alliance 17 weeks part-time September 2020

 

Fees

2020/21 tuition fees for this course

 UK/EUOverseas
Part-time
ProfGCE/Dip £2,700 £2,700
Cert £1,540 £1,540
Award £450 £450

Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIs the cost Included in the tuition fee?Is the cost an additional cost to students?
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) The costs of Field trips are not included in the Tuition fee unless the trip is a compulsory element of the module. Yes, unless the Field trip is a compulsory element of the module.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

Purchase of own text books

No – students are expected to purchase their own text books. Yes – students are expected to purchase their own text books.

Data & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.

Occupational Health Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.
Professional Body registration No - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable. Yes - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable.
Travel to other sites No – students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information. Yes - students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information.
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages. Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course are included in the Tuition Fee. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages. Students must pay for additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course, or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages.
Library fees and fines Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student. Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student.
Printing and photocopying A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student. A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student.
Social events The tuition fee does not include the cost of any social events, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, the costs of social events are an additional cost payable by the student unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies IThe cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests. The cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests.

 

This is a very popular programme delivered at our collaborative partner colleges so we may be able to accommodate your needs at various venues across the South East and London.

Students must be 18 years or over, majority of our students on these courses are mature students who are returning to learn.

You will need to provide evidence of a DBS check prior to starting the course.

Fact file

UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • Various, depending on qualification route between 1 term and 2 years.

Starts

  • Sept 2020

Entry requirements

  • Those enrolling will normally possess at least a minimum Level 3 qualification in their own area of specialism. Before applying to Canterbury Christ Church University, you will need to apply and be accepted to the course at one of our partner colleges (see Where will I Study for a list of partners).

    A teacher is expected to be vocationally qualified to a minimum of one level above that of the course they are teaching on. You'll need to demonstrate at interview your ability to benefit from the course and to meet the teaching requirement applicable to the course you've chosen.

    If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 for most standard undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are some exceptions and if the IELTS requirement differs it will be specified on the course page.

Location

  • Other

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