Teaching is a very fun and rewarding career. This course will give you the skills you need to enter into the Lifelong Learning Sector of post 14 to 16 education. The course is split into two pathways depending on your prior qualification. You can study the Cert Ed if you have a Level 3 qualification, but have not obtained a degree; and you can study the PGCE if you are qualified to degree level. Both pathways are taught together over the two years, where you will learn how to effectively plan lessons, practise your teaching technique and develop your own teaching style. Your learning will be split between practical teaching activities and classroom observations, with the other half consisting of theory and academic study. Over the duration of the course you will develop a good balance of interpersonal and academic skills, which are essential to help you complete the course and start your career in teaching.
Hastings (Station Plaza)
HE (Degree Level)
Higher Education (HE)
The first year of the course will give you a thorough introduction to teaching. You will understand the core values and skills needed for effective teaching practice. You will explore a range of contemporary issues in education and training, and discover your own style of teaching.
In your second year you will compile growing evidence of your teaching skills and you will be able to demonstrate the important connections between key educational theories and their practice. Throughout the course of the year you will also undertake a research project to help you become a more analytical and reflective practitioner.
The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.
An honours degree at 2:2 or above in an appropriate discipline; GCSE A-C or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths / proof of enrolment on a GCSE or Functional Skills English and maths course; up to date DBS check; confirmation of teaching hours; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.,An honours degree at 2:2 or above in an appropriate discipline; GCSE A-C or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths / proof of enrolment on a GCSE or Functional Skills English and maths course; up to date DBS check; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.,Successful completion of a Level 3 qualification in an appropriate discipline; GCSE A*-C or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths / proof of enrolment on a GCSE or Functional Skills English and maths course; up to date DBS check; confirmation of teaching hours; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.
Once you have completed the course you will have greater scope for employment in the private a public sector of teaching. You will have developed a diverse range of skills that will enable you to start your career in the world of teaching. You will be able to teach in a wide area of subjects, or you may wish to undertake further training to specialise in a particular subject.
Meet our course leader, Hayley Jules-Davie. She’ll tell you more about the course, what skills you’ll acquire, and introduce you to Helen Bowler, our course leader in Eastbourne. Helen will tell you more about where this qualification can take you. You’ll also meet our former student, Lynette, to hear more about why she loved studying with us.