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Course Code: FPZEDN41

Course Level: Level 5

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Higher Education

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Course overview

Are you looking to gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification to work in further education and the broader post-compulsory sector?

Leading to a teaching qualification in post-compulsory education this part-time 18-month course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for the fulfilling role of a teacher or lecturer. If you're already working in further education and want to advance your career by achieving the sector qualification for teaching in post-16 settings, then this could be the course for you.

Studying this Level 5 course, you’ll build a deep understanding of adult education teaching and develop ways to support student learning. Our dedicated team will also help you to master teaching skills and techniques, giving you the confidence to apply your knowledge in the classroom.

You’ll be given the tools to plan, implement and evaluate teaching and learning activities for post-16 education, and follow a course of study and research which covers the following subjects:

  • An Introduction to post-compulsory education
  • Curriculum issues
  • Principles of learning and the characteristics of the post-16 learner
  • Planning for learning and methods of teaching and assessment.
  • Theories and principles of learning
  • Teaching practices and e-learning
  • Assessment method and practice
  • Curriculum content
  • Policy and practice

This qualification validated by the University of Wolverhampton will open up a wide range of career options in a variety of educational environments including colleges, community learning and development centres, adult education centres, private training organisations, prisons and young offender institutions, voluntary and charity organisations and universities.

To study this course, you will need the following qualifications: A Level 3 or above qualification in subject area. Maths and English at Grade 4 or above, C or above or Level 2 equivalent. Access to a miniumum of 2 hours per week teaching post 16 and above.

The course is assessed via completion of assignments, work based observations and professional practice portfolio.

Contact Amanda Garside by calling 01782 254341 or email

On successful completion of this course, you could progress to 'top-up' to a full degree in Education.

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan or Higher Education Loan to help with the costs of your course if you are 19 or older and the course you are studying is an eligible Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course. If you have any queries with regards to the funding of your course, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

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Course Duration

34 Weeks

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Class Times

13:00 - 17:00

Course Fee

£3,050 per year

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