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Teaching and Training Skills for Professional Contexts (CertHE)

This certificate is designed to support upskilling and reskilling of professionals in a focused time frame that reflects the changing world around us.

It will be of interest to those already in training contexts that wish to support and develop instruction as well as provide a potential platform for those wishing to develop their role within post compulsory education further.


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Contact Name: Caroline Lewis

Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course?

This programme incorporates a placement element in that students are required to undertake 30 hours of professional practice in relation to the award. Due to the nature of this qualification which enables students to access exceptional teaching and training opportunities, our graduates are historically highly employable.

This programme continues to support and enhance employability through the inclusion of wider areas of study, reflecting the needs of learners within the sector as well as wider national and international agendas. The assessment opportunities allow for the application of a wide variety of skills as will the link between the theoretical and practical aspects of the award.

What you will learn

Course Overview

This programme aims to:

  • To produce a quality learning experience that will enable students to achieve a qualification pertinent to post-compulsory education and training
  • To encourage students to manage their own learning, and to produce reflective practitioners who can demonstrate competence in understanding and supporting learning and/or training in educational contexts.
Module Topics

Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE)

  • ALN, Inclusivity and the Learner Experience (20 credits; core)
  • Contemporary Issues within Learning and Teaching (20 credits; core)
  • Developing the Reflective Professional (20 credits; core)
  • Introduction to Teaching & Training Skills (20 credits; core)
  • Professional Development (20 credits; core)
  • Supporting Learning: Creativity & Innovation in Practice (20 credits; core).

Assessment strategies are practical and centred on principled of reflection and how they can be applied in praxis. Portfolios and reports are used to allow students to demonstrate a range of skills and knowledge across the programme and incorporate presentations also as a means of disseminating best practice.

A key feature of the assessment strategy is the teaching practice aspect which must be completed in order to achieve the award. Students will be required to complete 30 hours of teaching practice within an appropriate setting which require validation by an appropriate individual of seniority within the setting.

Overall the programme team has developed the programme assessment strategy with consideration of the practical application of learning at the centre of it to ensure that students are where possible, required to show that they can demonstrate the requisite knowledge and skills and not just present a written narrative.

Key Information

Additional Costs

Additional costs incurred while studying this course are as follows:

  • Enhanced DBS check (£44.00, mandatory)
  • Transport to placement setting (variable, necessarily incurred).
Further Information

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