Certificate inEducation and Training

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Looking to develop your practical teaching skills? The Certificate in Education and Training (CET) will prepare you for teaching in a wide range of contexts including Further Education colleges, Sixth Forms, Work Based Learning, and Adult and Community Education.

Awarded by:

The University of Warwick

Course Content

The Certificate in Education and Training is a part-time Level 4 course suitable for you if you want a qualification that focuses on practical teaching or if you are currently teaching and want to have your experience and practice accredited. You need to be teaching, or have a teaching placement to undertake this qualification as there is a requirement for a minimum of 30 hours of practice.

The course will run from October through to May with weekly sessions held during the day or evening to suit your working patterns (days and times to be confirmed
at interview). Class duration will be 3–3½ hours including an additional tutorial session to support your professional development plan.

As part of the course you will need to complete a minimum of three teaching observations.


  • Observation
  • Case Study of a Learner
  • Action Learning to Support Subject Specialist Pedagogy

*All modules subject to change


  • Well-qualified and experienced tutors, who provide an outstanding learning experience
  • Access to excellent online resources
  • A supportive observation process that maximises the development of trainee teachers
  • Access to University of Warwick resources

Entry Requirements

Subject specific qualification at Level 3 and English and maths at Level 2.

You must also meet some non-academic requirements, including a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, have a subject specialist mentor and have a teaching placement or be in a teaching role that provides at least 30 hours of practice

You will need to attend an interview session and undertake initial assessments in English, maths and ICT.

Progression Opportunities

The Certificate in Education and Training enables you to meet the minimum requirement for those employed as a teacher or trainer in Further Education colleges, Adult Education centres or Work- Based learning. Upon completion of the CET course you can progress onto a bridging course, which will give you the credits required to move on to the Diploma in Education and Training.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Wednesday 29th April 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Next Open Day:

Wednesday 29th April 2020
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Key Facts


  • September 2020

Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • Part Time (PT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £1,500
  • Non EU: £9,000

Please contact the HE Student Registry for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 20/21MPJ0081

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