ALERT : Change to May Half-Term dates: Half-term for students will start on Thursday 21st May 2020, online teaching will start again on Monday 1st June 2020. This is because your teachers are working on calculated grades
Note: You will have seen in the news that some schools/colleges are preparing for students to return on 1st June. This is not the case for us. Please continue with your learning at home until you hear otherwise.
Ardleigh Green Campus is open – only for those students that have been identified as needing to attend. All other Havering Campuses remain closed.
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
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
GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent Level 2
qualifications, or a commitment that you are working towards these
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
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
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
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