Certificate in Education

Learn the skills, knowledge and professional values necessary for a teaching career within the further education and skills sector, including further education colleges, adult and community education, work based training providers, offender learning and public sector organisations, covering the teaching of both academic and vocational subjects.

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(This video contains information about both Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Certificate in Education (Cert. Ed))

If taking the full-time route, you will study a Monday to Friday week, allowing two days at Truro College for academic study and up to three days in a professional practice placement arranged by the College, in addition to the equivalent of half a day's independent study per week. A complex and dynamic tertiary college environment, you will be supported in your placement at either Truro College, Penwith College or Callywith College. If taking the part-time route, you will attend class, four hours each week during the evening at either Truro College or Penwith College. Part-time students are expected to find their own mentor and practice hours at any institution or company that provides education to students ages 14 and above. 

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised teaching qualification and have a thorough understanding of teaching principles, with the ability to apply them to your chosen subject area in practice, supported by theoretical contexts. 

Where will this course take me?

You can top-up this qualification at Truro and Penwith College by enrolling in:

This qualification can take you into roles such as:

  • Further Education Teacher
  • Skills Sector Teacher

How to Apply

Applications for September 2021 are now open. 

Please apply to this course by completing an application form and sending it to HEeducation@truro-penwith.ac.uk, which you can download by clicking on the below links:

Full-time Application Form

Part-time Application Form

Certificate in Education (Full-time)
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Certificate in Education (Part-time)
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