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Education & Training

1 year
September 2023
Campus Taught

Our Certificate in Education (Education and Training), taught at our partner colleges, is a nationally recognised qualification for teachers, trainers and tutors in the Further Education (FE) and skills sector which includes FE colleges, training providers and sixth forms.

Why study with us

  • Opportunities to study and train to be a teacher at one of four partner colleges across the North West.
  • A wide range of teaching roles, with opportunities for progression and promotion, are available across the Further Education and Skills sector.
  • Our course is well established and enjoys an excellent reputation in the Further Education and Skills sector.

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What you'll do

  • Undertake your own project work on topics within teaching that have interest and relevance to your subject specialist teaching and future career.
  • Apply the latest thinking on teaching to equip you with the knowledge and skills to work in the exciting and dynamic FE and Skills sector.

Module overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Alternative initial teacher education courses

If you find that the CertEd isn’t for you, you might want to consider one of our other Initial Teacher Education courses:

Award: CertEd
Delivery: Partner College
Study mode: Full time or Part-time
Duration: 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time)
Start date: September
Campus: Partner College
Full-time and part-time

  • Blackburn College
  • Hugh Baird College
  • Wigan & Leigh College

Part-time only

  • Preston College
  • Furness College
  • Lakes College West Cumbria
  • Myerscough College
  • Southport College
  • St Helens College

Future careers

The Certificate in Education (Education and Training) opens up a wide range of teaching opportunities across the FE and Skills sector, and there are also opportunities to progress to higher levels of study including a degree in Education and some Master’s degrees.

View the course facilities

As well as having access to the facilities and resources at your chosen partner college, you will also have access to facilities at UCLan, including the library and online resources.

Fees and funding

Please consult your chosen partner college(s) for more information about fees and funding as well as course-specific additional costs and optional costs.

There may be scholarships and bursaries available to support you at your chosen partner college(s). Please contact your partner college for more information.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page