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Intermediate Cert

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

1 Year
September 2023
Campus Taught

The Intermediate Certificate comprises the first three modules of the Certificate in Education or PGCE – the 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 10 UCLan 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.

Award: Intermediate Cert
Delivery: Partner College
Study mode: Part time
Duration: 1 year
Campus: Blackburn College, Carlisle College, Furness College, Hugh Baird College, Lakes College, Myerscough College, Southport College, St Helens College or Wigan & Leigh College
Start dates: September and January

What you'll do

  • Start your training to be a teacher in the FE and Skills sector, studying at one of our 10 North-West partner colleges of your choice.
  • Learn from experienced tutors as they model inspirational teaching that you can use in your own practice.
  • 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

TS1106 - Preparation for Education and Training

An introduction to teaching, learning and assessment in the FE and Skills sector.

TS1107 - Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This is the teaching practice module, where you will learn how to develop your practical teaching skills and abilities.

TS2304 - Curriculum Design and Assessment

This module will enable you to plan your own teaching programmes and session plans, to assess learning and to provide feedback to learners.

Module overview

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


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 Intermediate Certificate isn’t for you, you might want to consider one of our other Initial Teacher Education courses:

Future Careers

The Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Intermediate opens up a wide range of teaching and training opportunities across the FE and Skills sector, and there are also opportunities to progress to complete the full PGCE or Certificate in Education.

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 Psychology and Humanities

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

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