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Post-14 Education and Training

Certificate in Education

Study Post-14 Education and Training at University Centre Leeds

This course will further develop your teaching skills and allow you to reflect on education practices. You’ll gain a qualification that enables you to teach in further, higher or adult education and training and can choose to pursue a general qualification or specialise in English, mathematics or SEN.

  • Starts:
  • Duration: 1 year full-time | 2 years part-time
  • Venue: Teacher Development Centre (Park Lane Campus)
  • Fee: £8,745 Full Time or £4,372 Part Time (per academic year for UK students)
  • UCAS Course Code(s): 77309-10 Full Time and 77308-10 Part Time
  • UCAS Institution Code: L21
  • Study Mode: Full Time / Part Time
  • Validated By: Luminate Education Group
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Certificate in Education - Post-14 Education and Training

Take your teaching skills to the top with our Certificate in Education (Cert Ed). Our Cert Ed provides a conceptual and practical understanding of how to influence teaching, learning and assessment across multiple contexts in the post-14 sector. You will cover an array of learning and pedagogical models and apply them to your personal subjects.

Our modules cover multiple areas of knowledge within the post-14 sector ranging from the psychology of teaching to designing an inclusive curriculum. You will analyse national and international perspectives on learning and pedagogy. You will also research and recommend practices that you can enact in your own classrooms.

Through gaining a broad understanding of different teaching methods and practices, with the option to pursue specialist pathways, you’ll apply your newly acquired skills and experience to your professional context.

This course is subject to revalidation by Luminate Education Group


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How to Apply

If you're interested in applying to study Full-time, these applications must be submitted directly through our website via the following link:

Direct Application Form

If you're interested in applying to study part-time, these applications must be submitted directly through our website via the following link:

Part Time - Direct Application Form

Course Information

Modules may include:

Year 1

  • The Psychology of Teaching Learning and Assessment
  • Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare in Education and Training
  • Demonstrating Professional Knowledge and Competence

Year 2

  • Creative Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum Design for Inclusive Practice
  • Subject Specialist Teaching

The course will develop teachers who can:

  • Apply key and current ideas about teaching, learning and assessment in the Education and Training Sector to practice
  • Plan, prepare and deliver effective and creative learning sessions for post-14 learners
  • Assess students and use assessment to improve their learning
  • Solve day-to-day practice problems through use-inspired basic research
  • Support learners in the use of language, literacy, numeracy and ICT in the specialist area
  • Implement strategies to cope with challenging behaviour in the classroom
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, educational equity and social justice in their practice
  • Adopt inclusive approaches to teaching, learning and assessment which address issues of inequality

A range of assessment strategies will be used. These may include the following:

  • Teaching Practitioner File
  • Teaching observation
  • Reflective writing
  • E-presentation 
  • Evaluative Report
  • Academic poster
  • Research study

All potential applicants are required to attend and successfully pass an interview and will need to fulfil the following entry criteria to be offered a place on the programme:

  • Five GCSE subjects, including three at GCSE level Grade C or above (which must include English and Mathematics) and a minimum of two A level (minimum grade D) or equivalent qualifications. These can be in any subject.
  • A level 3 qualification in the subject you wish to teach.
  • All places are subject to a satisfactory enhanced check for regulated activity with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Students completing these programmes can progress on to routes such as the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, or onto degree level study.


There is also the potential to progress into paid employment in the placement organisation, secondary school or Further Education sectors.

For the latest version of the programme specifications for this course please click here.

For the latest version of the part time course handbook for this course please click here.

For the latest version of the full time course handbook for this course please click here.

For the latest version of the Leeds City College regulations please click here.

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