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Teacher Training

This part time course is validated by the University of Greenwich

Have you successfully completed a Certificate in Education and Training (CET) or have an equivalent teacher or training qualification? You may be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the Professional Certificate in Education (PCE)

This Teacher Training course is validated by the University of Greenwich, meaning you can be confident that you are achieving a recognised qualification.

The course runs on a Monday from 1.30-5.30pm at the Ware campus.

This course is suitable for those interested in teaching anyone aged 14 and over, this course is not for primary.

What makes Teacher Training at HRC special?

  • Our part-time courses in Teacher Training will provide you with flexible study hours to fit around your commitments
  • You are able to work in the sector whilst completing your qualification
  • Students who successfully complete this qualification will be able to take up full teaching roles within the sector
  • Our lecturers have years of experience within the sector, so will be able to support you throughout your time with us
  • You will be able to gain a deeper understanding of the sector
  • You will build a portfolio of work to support you at interviews

What do our students say?

"The staff are so friendly and they have great facilities"

"I recommend this course to anyone thinking about it, I am much more confident now"

Career Destinations

We're proud that our students go onto careers including:

  • Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Assessor/Training for Apprenticeships
  • Industry Trainer e.g. Paramedics, Trade Unions
  • Private Tutor
  • Examiner/Moderator

What can I do next?

After you have successfully completed this course, you can choose to:

  • Enter into a career in the sector
  • Apply for a specialist teaching course
  • Progress onto an Assessor or Verifier award

What will I be doing?

We will help you learn a wide range of skills that will support you to work in the teaching industry, including how to:

  • Undertake group learning activities to develop your knowledge and understanding of teaching in the education and training sector
  • Complete assignments linked to the programme's themes
  • Plan and deliver teaching and learning (50 hours minimum)
  • Complete wider reading and research
  • Teach competently within your subject specialist area
  • Reflect critically on a range of professional issues and practices
  • Take responsibility for identifying your own continuing professional development

Year 1

  • Professional Development Portfolio Part 1 (Level 5) 15 credits
  • Theories of Learning and Inclusion (Level 5) 15 credits

Year 2

  • Policy and Curriculum Issues (Level 5) 30 credits or (Level 6) 30 credits
  • Professional Development Portfolio Part 2 (Level 5) 30 credits
  • Research and Scholarship for the Development of Subject Specialist Expertise (Level 6) 30 credits

This course will be delivered through a variety of methods that could include face to face teaching, blended learning, seminars, tutorials, etc.

Added Extras

There's lots of perks to this course, including:

  • Opportunities to have contact with a diverse range of HRC colleagues acting as guest speakers. They will deliver talks and Q&As on their specific specialism, for example Student Services, Learning Support etc., which will provide you with an insight into the different sectors your qualification could take you to
  • You will have access to our Careers team who can help support you with job applications and interview techniques

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by completing assignments which are submitted at the end of each semester (there are two semesters per year). You will also complete a practical teaching folder which shows evidence of your ongoing practice, including teaching observations and a professional development record.

Entry requirements

Bridging Portfolio Evidence (for direct entry in to Year 2 of the course)

Theory of learning Essay
With reference to wider reading (WRWR), summarise the main features, ideas and Principles of a theory of learning from one theorist of learning. Evaluate the practical implications and limitations of this theory for your subject specialism in terms of: Planning, classroom management, teaching strategies, resources and assessment methods. (1700 words).

  • Four assessments of your practical teaching,carried out by suitably qualified persons (PGCE/ Cert Ed or equivalent) within the last two years. These must be in the form of written reports by the assessor which indicate the nature and quality of your teaching/training. These reports must indicate competence in the classroom.
  • Full written evaluations of these assessed lessons/sessions identifying strengths, areas for improvement and action points for future sessions. As well as self-evaluation you should draw on and refer to assessor feedback and your response to it. (Each evaluation should be approximately 250 words)
  • Evidence of the completion of at least 50 hours of teaching/training with groups of 8 or more learners over the last year. This should be a signed or headed/stamped letter from your employer(s).
  • Copies of certificates of any existing qualifications in Literacy/Language, Mathematics/Numeracy and ICT.
  • A statement of your professional/personal development to date in terms of your teaching/training, tutoring and other roles (approx. 300-500 words).
  • An action plan for your continuing professional development, including the identification of learning/development needs in relation to your teaching/training; further development in your subject specialist knowledge, in your own language/literacy, mathematics/numeracy and ICT skills and in the embedding of these within the teaching of your subject (approx. 300-500 words).

Confirmed details will be released by the University of Greenwich in May 2021.

Along with the below qualifications required for the PCE

  • Level 3 or above qualification in a relevant subject, including applicants with a 3rd class honours degree
  • 100 hours teaching practice - confirmation of teaching practice is required prior to enrolment
  • GCSE Maths at C or above or equivalent (or evidence of working at or towards that level)
  • Basic IT competency as assignments need to be typed
  • GCSE English at C or above or equivalent as below:
    • New GCSE English (from September 2017) grades 4-9 (Language)
    • GCSE English A*-C (Language)
    • O Level English (Language) any pass grade (grades 1-6)
    • CSE grade 1 English (Language)
    • Functional Skills in English Level 2 and above
    • Key Skills Communication Level 2 and above
    • Professional Skills Test in Literacy (DfE)
    • ESOL Skills for Life examinations at Level 2 (full qualification)
    • Northern Ireland Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills – Communication
    • OCNW/OCN Level 2 GCSE equivalent in English
    • Certificates in Essential Skills (3800)
    • Equivalency Testing for Career Development (GCSE equivalent) L2 English - Grades 9 – 4

Candidates must also:

  • Attend an interview that will be through TEAMS
  • Complete initial/ diagnostic literacy task on BKSB, for those teaching English or Maths evidence of working at Level 3

Adult Literacy and Key skills are not accepted for English and Maths.

What do I need to bring?

There are some items you will need to purchase in advance of the course which you should expect to replace as and when you need to during the year.This will include, but may not be limited to, standard note-taking equipment.

Fee Information

2021/22 fees for this course are currently £3083.00 per annum (total fees for the two-year course are £6165) but may be subject to change. Please enquire as to the current fees when applying. There will also be a £49 fee for a DBS check. Students undertaking this programme may be eligible for a student loan through Student Finance England.If you would like further information, contact our Information Team on 01992 411411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These fees are indicative of the 2021-22 costs and may be subject to change

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