Certificate in Education and Training (CET)

Certificate in Education and Training (CET)

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: Level 4

Where will this course lead?

This part-time course is aimed at those who are employed to teach or train adults as part of their job role.

The Certificate in Education and Training (CET) is ideal for trainers/teachers/assistant/assessors who have some experience but whose teaching role does not include curriculum design.

Teaching may include working with groups or one to one teaching. The course provides progression from the Award in Education and Training (AET Level 3).

What will I study?

The CET Award is comprised of 6 units:

- Planning to Meet the Needs of Learners in Education and Training
- Delivering Education and Training
- Using Resources for Education and Training
- Assessing Learners in Education and Training
- Equality and Diversity and Specialist Delivery Techniques and Activities

How will this course be delivered?

The course consists of classroom-based learning, tutorial support and observation of your teaching practice.

You will have the opportunity to explore key educational theories and to link these to your own practice. Your tutor will give you individual support with your assignments and will give you detailed written feedback on your observed teaching sessions.

(2 tutor observations lasting for approximately an hour are required and 2 mentor observations too).

What qualifications will I get?

BTEC Certificate in Education and Training (Level 4: 36 credits).

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be by assignments and observation of teaching performance.

You will need to complete a Teaching Practice File, 3 written assignments and 2 seminar presentations.

In addition your teaching will be observed by your tutor and by your mentor.

If you have done previous courses or qualifications which could be accredited (eg/ PTLLS, CGLI 7407 Stage One or CGLI 7302), you have an Accreditation of Prior Learning interview with your tutor to identify what evidence can be carried forward.

How do I get a place on the course?

You will need to have an interview before joining the course and complete an application form. Application forms should be forwarded to Lorraine.Mathers@solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to have completed the Award in Education and Training, PTLLS, or an equivalent qualification.

You will need to have 30 hours of teaching practice whilst on the course, working with groups or in a one to one context in the post-16 sector.

Teachers are expected to have at least a Level 3 qualification in their subject teaching area and you will need to show evidence of this or have appropriate experience and be working towards a Level 3 qualification.

You should also have English and Maths qualifications at Level 2 or be willing to work towards these qualifications. You are required to have at least a level 2 functional skills English qualification to access the programme.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to have a subject specialist mentor in the workplace who can observe your teaching. Two mentor observations lasting for approximately an hour are required.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

If you have Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

What can I do after this course?

Diploma in Education and Training (DET), Level 5, or a University Certification in Education.

Completion of the course enables you to meet the minimum requirement for those employed as a teacher or trainer in Further Education colleges, Adult Education centres or Work-Based learning.

It will also enable you to apply for the DET (Diploma in Education and Training), providing you have relevant subject qualifications and teaching hours (see DET information page relating to entry requirements).

To obtain QTLS and become fully qualified as a teacher, you need to provide evidence that teaching is your main employment activity and that you teach a range of classes and levels.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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