Key Facts

  • Starting
    16 Sep 2024
    Start Time
    End Time
    2 Years
    Study Mode
    Part Time Evening
    Start Date
    Sep 2024
    End Date
    15 Jun 2026
    Level 4


Level 4 Certificate in Education in Further Education and Skills (CertEd FES) (Year 1 of 2)

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This course is run in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University. It qualifies you to work in the further education and skills sector, including prisons, pupil referral units and workplace settings.

  • Introductory Course Info HE

    You'll be observed teaching, and in the different modules you'll have to present, write essays, carry out research and keep a professional development record. You'll start at Level 4 and advance through to Level 5 over the course.

  • Entry Requirements

    Level 3 in your specialist subject (speak to us if you have a lot of industry experience instead). Level 2 in English and maths (please see the ETF approved list of English and maths Level 2 qualifications). Be able to demonstrate Level 1 ICT skills in an interview. You must already have teaching, either paid or unpaid. We will ask your employer to sign an agreement for:

    • 250 hours of placement, which includes 150 hours of teaching over two years
    • A subject specialist mentor
  • Course Content

    Each module is worth 20 credits. Topics covered on the course include:

    • The role of a teacher in this sector
    • Getting to know your learners
    • Learning theory
    • Lesson planning, delivery, assessment and feedback
    • Supporting all learners to achieve
    • Developing knowledge of your subject and how to teach it
    • How to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment
    • Promoting positive behaviour for learning
    • Developing your own English, maths and digital skills
    • Becoming a reflective teacher
    • The impact of social and economic factors and Government policy on teaching in the sector
  • Progression Next Steps

    You can start teaching in the further education and skills sector and go forward to achieve your QTLS.

  • Additional Information

    The course fee for year 1 is £3,540. Learners who qualify will be able to apply for a Student Loan if they should so wish.

    Course fees for year 2 is a further £3,540.