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Cert Ed Certificate In Education from 14 years Mathematics (Numeracy)

Preparatory Certificate in Education and Training • Level 6

Cert Ed Certificate In Education from 14 years Mathematics (Numeracy)

Preparatory Certificate in Education and Training • Level 6

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5780

Study ModeFull Time / Part Time

DurationFull time: 1 year, Part time: 2 years

Awarded ByUniversity of Bolton

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About the course

The government estimates that around 80% of adults in the UK have a low level of numeracy, costing the UK billions of pounds each year and decreasing the opportunities available to those individuals*. The government is investing in mathematics and numeracy education and there’s a national need for more people able to teach these subjects. If you’ve a strong background in mathematics at Level 3, equivalent to A-level, this course offers you a route into a rewarding career helping people aged 14 or over gain mathematics and numeracy skills up to Level 2 (GCSE standard). This can significantly improve their life chances. Through a combination of traditional study and work-based learning, you’ll be able to explore the key theories and techniques of teaching, learning and assessment. We’ll support you as you discover how to apply them in practice, how you can mould them to the teaching of mathematics and numeracy, and how they link into current research in education. We’ll guide you as you learn to plan lessons, deliver classes, assess your students’ performances and provide constructive feedback. Our expert and supportive tutors will work to help you become an expert, engaging and inclusive teacher with high standards of professionalism. * National Numeracy (https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/what-issue)

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5780

Study ModeFull Time / Part Time

DurationFull time: 1 year, Part time: 2 years

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Awarded ByUniversity of Bolton

Start Date/s

06/09/2021, 06/09/2021

Entry requirements

You must have a Level 3 qualification and be able to demonstrate appropriate skills at Level 3 in mathematics/numeracy. The University has a pre-course task book and assessment which will enable you to show evidence of your mathematics skills at level 3 and which may be accepted as meeting the entry requirements. For instance, you may have an A-level in Mathematics or an IMA Polymaths Certificate. Alternatively, you may have Level 3 qualifications in areas such as engineering, chemistry, physics, motor vehicle or psychology and demonstrate that you have suitable skills in mathematics by completing the pre-course task book and assessment. You'll be required to attend an interview as part of the application process. This will involve written diagnostic tests for English/literacy and mathematics/numeracy, a short oral presentation, and a face-to-face interview. This course involves working unsupervised with children and/or vulnerable young people and adults and you must gain an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before starting your studies. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service. You'll need to provide satisfactory references, a satisfactory health declaration and a satisfactory student agreement prior to enrolment on the course. If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Modules

Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course. Preparation for Education and Training Numeracy and the Numeracy Learner Promoting Positive Behaviour Numeracy Learning and Teaching Numeracy Theories and Frameworks Professionalism and Quality in the Curriculum Professional Practice Portfolio

Assessment

We take a blended approach to teaching and learning, using a combination of face-to-face sessions, work-based learning and electronic resources and communications. You can expect timetabled classes and lectures, along with workshops, small group and individual practical activities, and structured exercises and discussions. Individual support will be given in tutorials. We’ll encourage you to take part in online discussions with your peers and tutors, to make full use of ICT as a source of information and support, and to maintain a digital portfolio of evidence. Work-based placements will be arranged for you in situations that meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. They may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. For instance, you might be asked to teach GCSE mathematics at a sixth form college, family budgeting to adult learners in the community, or numeracy to adult students on an access course at a college. During your placements, your teaching practice will be assessed according to Ofsted guidelines and documented through session planning, observation reports and reflective journals. You’ll receive informal feedback on your performance, to help you assess your progress and improve your practice, as well as formal assessment that will contribute to your overall grade for the course. Additional formal assessment will be based on coursework. You’ll be expected to produce written work that demonstrates your understanding and ability to apply the course content. You’ll also receive informal peer and tutor feedback on individual and group activities. Your tutor will guide you towards areas of appropriate research and background reading that will help you to complete your coursework. To be awarded your CertEd qualification, you’ll need to demonstrate that you’ve met all the learning outcomes for the course. Our highly experienced and dedicated staff will guide and support you in this, but a significant amount of personal and independent study is essential and you’ll need to take responsibility for managing your own learning.

Careers & Progression

This course is a stepping stone into education for students who are interested in teaching mathematics in the Further Education and Skills sector. As part of the course you’ll have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers, including communicating mathematical ideas clearly, team work, planning and the ability to solve problems, in relation to education. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your teaching skills on a professional placement in a post-14 context, gaining the excellent classroom and behaviour management skills that are essential for this area of work. What Can I Do With This Qualification? Many of our graduates have gone on to teach mathematics and numeracy in the FE and Skills sector. This can be in areas such as adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Alternative Career Options Higher education lecturing Local Authority education Mentoring Family liaison Educational psychology Education administration Student Services Student liaison Educational writing Examinations Counselling Careers guidance Training Quality Standards

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