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Comments about CertEd Learning and Skills (including ESOL, literacy and numeracy specialist routes) - At the institution - Sheffield - South Yorkshire
Entry requirements Typically you need • appropriate professional qualifications for your professional/teaching subject or vocational area • level two (GCSE) or equivalent in English and Maths • part-time students must have evidence that they are in service and will be teaching a minimum of 100 hours in each of the two years of the course • the skills and commitment to benefit from higher education If you already have a relevant qualification such as City and Guilds 7407, you may be able to enter with prior credit. This will be at the discretion of the programme leader within University guidelines. We normally interview all applicants.
CertEd Learning and Skills (including ESOL, literacy and numeracy specialist routes)
This course gives you the qualification you need to teach in the area pf learning and skills, also known as post-compulsory education.
This includes • further education colleges • higher education institutions • adult and community learning providers • private training companies • public services.
You can take a specialist route to gain the standards you need to teach literacy, numeracy or English to speakers of other languages (ESOL).
The full-time course is suitable if you want to work as a teacher but have not worked in this area before. The part-time course is ideal if you already work in this area.
After successfully completing the course, you gain a level 5 qualification and can take credits towards a degree course.
• improves your knowledge and understanding of educational ideas and theories
• develops your professional practice
• introduces you to the latest developments in the learning and skills area
You apply the course theory through teaching practice. For part-time students this must consist of at least 100 hours teaching for each year. Full-time students complete 150 hours of teaching on their placement. During the course, University staff and your placement supervisor observe your teaching practice eight times.
We have partnerships with local authorities, such as South Yorkshire Police and fire services, health services and colleges so we can offer a placement which matches your specialist area or interest.
Previous students have gone on to teach in • further education colleges • sixth form colleges • public services • private training organisations • voluntary sector.
Others now work as educational development officers or similar for local education authorities, non-governmental organisations and charities. Some follow careers in schools and complete the requirements for qualified teacher status (QTS).
• professional development record • preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector • developing learning, teaching and assessment • supporting learners • curriculum, policy and wider professional practice • a subject specialist project • learning and teaching with technology