Education and Training

ProfGCE / Diploma / Certificate / Award Education and Training

Year of entry

Successful completion of the Diploma / Professional Graduate Certicate (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), a Certificate (40 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.

CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

For teachers undertaking a more limited teaching role in any of the further education and skills sector institutions. The short course consists of two x 20 credit modules 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 two or three terms.

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 or a one year fast track option is available at one of our partner colleges. Successful completion allows you to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.

Duration: modular over one year full ­time with six hours per week tuition in class or 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 Diploma, ProfGCE, Certificate and Award can also be taken as subject specialist qualifications.

To join the pathway qualification in the Certificate or 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 Education and Training Foundation (ETF) 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

Certificate

As above, plus:

  • Module 2 Planning and Assessing

Diploma and ProfGCE

As above, plus:

  • Module 3 Applying Theory to Practice
  • Module 4 Reflecting on Practice
  • Module 5 Curriculum
  • Module 6 Professional Practice


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

Partner colleges

Ashford College 
Jemmett Road
Ashford
Kent
TN23 4RJ  

Wendie Morrison
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 01732 853295
Email: Wendie.Morrison@hadlow.ac.uk

The Learning Centre Bexley
Brampton Road Adult Education Centre
5 Brampton Road
Bexleyheath
Kent
DA7 4EZ

Janet Evans
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 0208 2982716
Email: janet.evans@adultedbexley.org

Barking & Dagenham College
Dagenham Road
Romford
Essex
RM7 0XU 

Brendan James
Programme Co-ordinator

Email: Brendan.James@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

Jane Burrows
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 020 8295 7000 ext 7427
Email: Janey.Burrow@bromley.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@staff.conel.ac.uk

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

Anthony Frayne
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 020 7565 1200 ext 2252
Email: a.frayne@wlc.ac.uk

Hadlow College
Tonbridge Road
Hadlow
Kent
TN11 0AL

Wendie Morrison
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 01732 853295
Email: Wendie.Morrison@hadlow.ac.uk

Kensington & Chelsea College
Wornington Centre
London
W10 5QQ

Stuart Birkett-Ward
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 020 7573 5388
Email:
s.birkett-ward@kcc.ac.uk

Lewisham and Southwark College
Lewisham Way
London
SE4 1UT

Jane Eley
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 020 3757 3918
Email:  Jane.eley@lesoco.ac.uk

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

Jacqui Clark
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 01622 691555
Email: Jacqui.Clark@midkent.ac.uk

 

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

Damon Lane
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 0208 2574000
Email: Damon.Lane@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

Wendie Morrison
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 01732 853295
Email:
Wendie.Morrison@hadlow.ac.uk

West Thames College
London Road
Isleworth
London
TW7 4HS

Tracy Jackson
Programme Co-ordinator

Tel. 020 8326 2189
Email: tracy.jackson@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 e­based 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.

For further information and guidance please email post.compulsory.education@canterbury.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.

 

Fees

2017/18 tuition fees for this course

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time
ProfGCE/Dip £5,400 £5,400**
Cert N/A N/A
Award N/A N/A
Part-time
ProfGCE/Dip £2,700 £2,700
Cert £1,540 £1,540
Award £450 £450

Tuition fees for all courses which last more than one academic year are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

There will not be an annual inflationary increase for this course except where a student should take a break from studying the course for a period of one or more academic years.

Students remain on the fee structure which was in place for each stage of this course when they commenced their studies, unless they have taken a break for a period of one or more academic years. 

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

**Overseas fee scholarships may be available. See further information about funding and scholarships or contact the International Office.

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.

Course specific costs

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

CategoryIncluded in the tuition feeAdditional cost to student
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) No, if the trip contributes to the course as an optional module. Yes if the trip is optional.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  No

Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.

Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements. 
Text books No Own purchase text books.
DBS / Health checks No Yes
Professional Body registration No Yes
Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons) No Yes
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons. Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course. 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.
Library fees and fines No Yes
Printing and photocopying No Yes
Social events No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
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.

 

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

Length

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

Starts

  • Sept 2017

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.

Location

  • Other

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