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What's Involved

The Certificate in Education is a two-year, part-time programme over 32 weeks per year and is run in partnership with the University of East London (UEL). Over the two years you will explore the theoretical, sociological and practical aspects of becoming a good teacher. Whatever your subject specialism, you could pass on your knowledge and expertise to other people.

There are six compulsory modules (programme components), totalling 120 credits. All trainees will have employment either paid or on a voluntary basis as teachers in post-compulsory settings providing a minimum of 100 hours’ teaching practice over the programme duration. Trainees will attend taught sessions for 5 hours per week in the evening.

Part-time mode - Year One

Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from Level 3 qualifications which include A levels, BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, Scottish Highers, Advanced Highers, Irish Leaving Certificate, Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate or Access to Higher Education Teaching qualification

GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications, or a commitment that you are working towards these qualifications

You will be required to undergo a two-stage interview process

A DBS check will be required, payable by the student at a charge of £44

If you are interested in applying for the course, please contact the Admissions Team for a Teacher Education application form: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01708 455011.
As a trainee you will be enrolled on a course of study leading to the award of a degree of the University of East London (UEL). As such, you are regarded as a student of the University of East London as well as Havering Colleges and both institutions work together to ensure the quality and standards of the course on which you are registered. The final responsibility for all quality assurance, validation and standards rests with UEL.

Where will it take me?

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a lecturer in a further education setting, teaching lifelong learning and skills-based courses. The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the further education sector industry and is underpinned by the research knowledge and industry experience of our staff. With this qualification you will be trained to teach across a variety of contexts, and will be equipped to find work in settings including:

Course Assessment Method

Assessment takes place throughout the sessions and is designed to examine students’ understanding of the pedagogy and requirements of summative assignments. There will be formal, or summative, assessment at the end of each module. You will be assessed in all the modules that you study. The programme team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and development as you progress through the programme.

Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the teaching of each module. It will usually involve submitted assignments/in-programme assessments, formal assessments (written, practical, portfolio or oral) or both.

HE programmes at Havering Colleges are taught and assessed using learning outcomes and QAA Benchmarks (where available) to enable you to demonstrate learning and achievement for modules, levels and programmes. All learning outcomes have to be successfully addressed in the assessment process.

You will also be required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of practical teaching and pass eight formal lesson observations over the duration of the two-year course. You must pass all modules and lesson observations in order to complete the course and gain your qualification.

Results for each module (Pass or Fail) will be presented to the Assessment Board.
The teaching year begins in September and ends in June. A typical student registered in a part-time attendance mode will study the equivalent of 120 credits over two years and typically will study for one evening per week. You will be expected to complete 100 teaching hours across the two years alongside self-study. 

All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of education. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress. You will also be supported by a mentor within your placement who will work alongside your tutor and classroom observer.

Where and When

Certificate in Education Level 5

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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Accrediting Body

University of East London

2020-21 Course Guide

Havering College Course Guide 2020/21

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Ofsted 2016 Report