Taught course

Adult Literacy and Communication/ Adult Numeracy and Mathematics/ ESOL

University of South Wales · University of South Wales
Level 5 Advanced Certificate in Teaching

Entry requirements

Teaching qualification (generic post-16 Cert Ed/PGCE or equivalent, or a primary or secondary teaching qualification). You must be teaching groups of post-16 learners in an approved environment a minimum of 3 hours a week in your chosen specialist subject throughout the course (teaching needs to be at a minimum of two core curriculum levels eg entry level and level 1. Personal skills in Mathematics and/or English are further assessed at interview. Applicants will also be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as appropriate.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you teaching literacy/communication, numeracy/maths or ESOL to adults or young people over 16. Do you already have a teaching qualification (such as a primary, secondary or PcET PGCE or Cert Ed). Do you want a further professional development opportunity, and a nationally recognised specialist qualification. If so then this course can help you achieve all of this and more.

We offer you the opportunity to review and extend your teaching practice and subject knowledge, and develop professionally. You are guided and supported by a team of specialist teacher educators, all of whom are experienced teachers in their field, enthusiastic about their subject and committed to enhancing the learner's experience. We are also keen to allow you the opportunity to learn from others in the group, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to share good practice and develop links with teachers from other organisations.

The courses meet the Lifelong Learning UK National Standards and subject specifications.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English Language at IELTS level 7 or equivalent. Health declaration, CRB check and ISA registration required as appropriate

Qualification and course duration

Level 5 Advanced Certificate in Teaching

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
+44 (0) 3455 760 599