Level 4 Initial Teacher Education/Training in the Learning and Skills Sector - Year1 Evening

Your Unique Experience

You will receive a University of Chester award

The programme is delivered by expert teachers with extensive experience in teaching and teacher training

Academic Study Skills sessions and support are available

Tutors and mentors will make observations of your teaching and learning sessions to help you develop your classroom skills and approach

You will receive support from the School of Education and Children’s Services at the University of Chester

The programme is based on the national Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training and is fully up to date with the national requirements for teaching and learning

A wide range of on-site and online resources at Tameside College and at the University of Chester are available

You can access our Initial Teacher Education Virtual Learning Environment that is online and contains all of your programme materials

Course Content

The programme has been revalidated and is completely up to date with current practice, approaches and thinking. The programme is comprised of six modules over two years:

» Introduction to Education and Training in the Learning and Skills Sector

» Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training

» Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training

» The Teacher as Professional

» The Teacher as Investigator

» The Teacher as Creative Specialist

While on programme you will have lectures, workshops and tutorials. The University of Chester also offer masterclasses and continuous professional development opportunities. Practical experience in teaching allows you to gain competence in planning teaching and learning, and in working with learners both in formal classrooms and in student-centred learning situations, such as drop-in study centres.

During the course you undertake project work, such as developing new course materials. Academic work includes critically examining creativity in teaching, subject specialist related studies, quality and professional issues.

More than just a Course

The Certificate of Education in Teaching in the Learning and Skills sector is a professional qualification for people teaching in further education colleges, adult education, higher education, and a wide range of other training and educational settings that are outside the schools sector. It is delivered in partnership with the University of Chester and you will receive a University of Chester award once you have successfully completed the programme.

Course Format

Part Time

Special Features

The standard qualification for teaching in the Learning and Skills Sector

100 hours of teaching practice with 8 observations to develop your teaching approach

An award from the University of Chester

Entry Qualifications

You should have at least an HNC, CGLI Advanced, NVQ level 3/4, degree or professional qualifications and significant work experience in the discipline you wish to teach in. Applicants must also have a GCSE A-C qualification (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics.

We require you to be in paid employment, or working as a volunteer teacher or trainer, for a minimum of 100 hours (at least 50 hours in any one year) at a recognised training or educational establishment. You are required to identify a work-based mentor who can guide you in your subject specialism.

Current participants on this course include people with expertise in Business Management, Communications, Computing, Construction, Dance, Engineering, English, Health and Social Care, Hospitality, Special Educational Needs, Leisure, Maths, Media, NHS training, Police training, Social Sciences etc and all subject areas will be considered.

If you already hold a basic teaching qualification, you may be able to make claims for accreditation of prior learning based on the amount of higher education credit of your award and how recently you undertook the award.

A Disclosure and Barring Service check will be made on each applicant.Learning and teaching organisations normally include young and vulnerable people and it is therefore important that screening is undertaken to help ensure a safe environment. As this is an in-service course, your employer is responsible for ensuring that you are a fit and proper person to undertake the work that they employ you for.

If you are self-employed as a teacher/trainer or a volunteer at the Tameside College, it is your responsibility to arrange for an enhanced clearance from the DBS and to provide evidence that you have done so. There is currently a fee of approx. £44 that must be paid by the applicant.

You will be required to provide two references with your application form. Written confirmation of teaching hours will also be required. You must provide evidence of your qualifications, photocopies are not acceptable.


You can progress to a degree in B.A. (Hons) Education or in specialism of your choice.


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

Course Details

Course fees are per year.
Financial support could be available through Student Finance Direct
Course Code:
Teacher Education & Teaching Assistants
Beaufort Road
2 Years

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.