12 months
16200 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Certificate in Further Education and Training course at University of Portsmouth you'll learn the most effective teaching techniques by spending time on teaching placements in real education settings and exploring teaching theory in lectures and seminars. You'll also develop subject specific knowledge by working closely with course teachers and work-based subject mentors.

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If you're not yet working or teaching in further education, you can study this course full-time at the University. If you do already have a role in further education, you can study part-time at one of our partner colleges, alongside your job. Wherever you study, you’ll be a student of the University of Portsmouth , so you’ll have access to all of our facilities and support.

Careers and opportunities

This CertEd Further Education and Training will give you the formal teaching qualification you need to teach in further education settings such as colleges, sixth-forms and private training providers, or to pursue further study.

Programme Structure


  • Planning, Assessing and Evaluating Teaching & Learning Programmes – 30 credits
  • Theories & Principles for Planning & Enabling Learning in a Specialist Subject – 30 credits
  • Professional Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector – 30 credits
  • Curriculum Design in a Specialist Area – 30 credits

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A level 3 qualification within your subject delivery area coupled with sufficient experience to establish professional competence.
  • T levels – Pass–Merit
  • Formal qualifications, experiential learning and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are also considered.
  • In addition part time students are required to have secured their own teaching placement where you will teach at least 50 hours per year and have an identified subject mentor. Full time students will be provided with a teaching placement by the university.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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