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Certificate in Education Level 5 (Part-time)

Kirklees College
Course summary
2 years
3,585 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Huddersfield
GCSE / A Level
Certificate in Education Level 5 (Part-time)

Course description

Certificate in Education Level 5 (Part-time)

A full teaching qualification for lifelong learning, for those wanting to teach in further, higher and adult education, also within the 14+ school sector. Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be eligible to proceed, following a process of professional formation through the Society for Education and Training, to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. This is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Entry Requirements

A Level 3 qualification in the subject you wish to teach (HNC, CGLI Advanced, NVQ level 3-4 or professional qualifications) and significant work experience in the area you teach.

You will have an initial assessment to indicate that you are working at level 2 in English and maths.

Applicants must normally be in paid employment as a teacher or trainer, with a minimum of 150 hours experience with at least 50 in any one year, in a recognised training or educational establishment. Voluntary teaching may be allowed in certain circumstances.

In addition you must also:

  • Provide confirmation of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Provide one satisfactory reference
  • Complete a satisfactory interview
  • Identify a work-based mentor who can support you in your subject specialism

Training Course Content


Year 1 modules:

  • Research Informed Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Becoming a Subject Specialist Teacher

Year 2 modules:

  • Being a Subject Specialist Teacher (there is a requirement of 2 days' attendance at a Specialist Conference, normally held at Queensgate Campus, University of Huddersfield, as part of this module)
  • Policy and Professional Issues

Why choose Kirklees College

98% pass rate for full time students

25% of HE students graduate with firsts

1,000+ dedicated and experience staff members

About provider

Kirklees College

Kirklees College 

Founded in 2008 as part of a merger between Dewsbury College and Huddersfield Technical College, Kirklees College has become one of the biggest college’s in the country, offering a wide range of courses and study options. The college boasts over...

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Kirklees College

Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre, Waterfront Quarter, Manchester Road, Huddersfield


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