• LevelLevel 5
  • Duration2 years
  • UCAS CodeTBC
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


The CertEd is a professional teacher education programme that will qualify you to teach in the post-compulsory education and training sector e.g. further education colleges, adult and community settings and training providers.

The course is designed to meet the ETF Professional Standards and will equip you with a toolkit to teach adults and young people. The qualification is open to those who hold a Level 3 qualification in their intended subject specialism. 

*This programme is subject to validation by The Open University. This means the course is in development and the details of the course are in the process of being finalised by The Open University. We would expect this course to be approved, however, this is not guaranteed and should the course not go ahead you will be informed by Middlesbrough College and assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Middlesbrough College or at another provider. Please read our Essential Higher Education Course Information for further information on our policies and procedures before you apply for this programme.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules may include:

  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Policy and Curriculum in Education
  • Subject Specialist Learning and Teaching and Professional Development

September- May, one afternoon or one evening per week.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a Level 3 qualification in your intended subject specialism.

You are also required to have GCSE grade 4 (C) or above or equivalent in English.

You must also complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check) from the last three years, from the point of enrolment.

You must also have a teaching practice placement that offers you a minimum of 100 hours over the course of one year.

Teaching methods will include interactive teaching, lecturers, seminars, workshops, tutorials, group activities, reflective practice, e-learning sessions and self-directed learning.

You will be assessed through presentations, observation of teaching practice and a reflective journal.

Fees payable direct to Middlesbrough College, £1,975 per year.

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Please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage and complete our online application form.

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Higher Education

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

If you are worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help with course fees when studying at Middlesbrough College. Our Student Services department can offer advice and guidance when students apply for a loan or bursary.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from the town centre. As well as being just a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from a bursary that can help with the costs of travel.


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