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Award in Education and Training

The Award in Education & Training (AET) is designed for individuals who would like to begin the path towards becoming a teacher in Further Education and the Post-Compulsory Sector (i.e. teaching ages 16+). The AET provides basic preparation for people entering the profession who want to begin working towards full certification.

Content will include: responsibilities and boundaries of the teaching role, teaching and learning strategies, communication skills, creating an effective learning environment, introduction to assessment, reflection, evaluation and feedback from teaching practice and/or micro teaching.

Diploma in Teaching in Education and Training Level 5 (CCCU)

Students on this programme come from a wide range of teaching or training environments such as the Police Force, London Ambulance Service, local authority services, private companies and the National Health Service. Applicants from a registered charitable organisation who are teaching/training in a voluntary capacity will also be considered on an individual basis.

If you already have a degree, you will study for the PGCE (Professional Graduate Certificate in Education). If you do not have a degree, you will study for the DET (Diploma in Education and Training). In year 2 those who already have a degree select the PGCE pathway for their end of programme classification. Those without a degree have an end of year 2 classification of Diploma in Education. The programme offered through the Canterbury Christchurch University is a taught (attending) programme with weekly classes and is suitable for those who would prefer to study alongside other trainees in a more traditional classroom setting.

Diploma in Teaching in Education and Training Level 4 (CCCU)

Learn how to become a teacher on part-time teaching qualifications. Your teaching career is in safe hands when you study with us. Our results speak for themselves. The success rates for most of our courses are higher than the national benchmark. In fact, on many of teaching and CELTA courses over 90% of students achieve the qualification. Courses are offered with City and Guilds, Cambridge ESOL and Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU); these were graded Outstanding at CCCU’s recent Ofsted inspection.

There are many reasons why teaching is an increasingly popular choice of career for a wide range of skilled and talented people. Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions and provides you with the opportunity to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds, it offers fantastic career prospects and development opportunities in addition to competitive financial benefits.

Kensington and Chelsea College offers courses that will help you to progress into teaching and develop your skills for the classroom. We offer teaching courses for those who are looking to teach English to Speakers of other Languages or for those who would like to teach in the lifelong learning sector. All programmes will enable students to progress towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and open the gate to employment in the teaching of adults.

Certificate in Teaching English to Adults CELTA (Level 5)

The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is an internationally recognised teaching qualification awarded by Cambridge ESOL. This 120-hour course is suitable for you if you have little or no previous teaching experience.

On the course you will receive instruction on methods of teaching language and the analysis of the English language for teaching purposes. Teaching practice is an integral part of the course and you will teach 6 hours at two different levels. Your teaching will be observed by your tutor and fellow trainees. After teaching you will be given verbal and written feedback and your tutor will support you in planning your next lesson. Assessment on the course is based on your teaching practice and 4 CELTA written assignments. These assignments will be on the practical aspects of teaching and altogether require no more than 4,000 words. In order to be successful on the course you must complete all the assignments and reach the required standard in your teaching practice.

Entry Requirements

You need to be at a level that will allow you to enter Higher Education or University as well as being able to speak English at a high enough level (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English grade A or Cambridge Proficiency). You also need to be able to communicate clearly with people as well as show an awareness of language.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

A recommended reading list will be provided during induction.

Where will I Study ?

Chelsea Campus, Hortensia Road, London SW10 0QS

What will I learn? .

Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context

  • Understanding the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of learners, and how this might affect their learning of English
  • Understanding different learning styles and preferences.

Language analysis and awareness

  • Understanding key terminology used in English language teaching, applying this terminology in planning and teaching
  • Demonstrating a working knowledge of English grammar, lexis and phonology.

Language skills: reading,
listening, speaking and writing

  • Understanding basic concepts and terminology used for describing reading, listening, speaking and writing skills, applying this to teaching
  • Understanding how approaches to texts may vary depending on the purpose, making practical use of this in teaching.

Planning and resources
for different teaching contexts

  • Understanding the purpose and principles of planning for effective teaching
  • Selecting and planning the kinds of lessons that are most appropriate for particular learners
  • Evaluating lesson preparation and reflecting on this for planning future lessons.

Developing teaching skills
and professionalism

  • Effectively organising the classroom, both in terms of layout and pair/group activities
  • Making appropriate use of a range of materials and resources
  • Involving learners of different ability levels, enabling them to feel a sense of progress.


How will I be taught?

20 full day sessions one day per week (09:30 – 16:30). Applicants are requested to allow an additional 6 hours per week to complete homework & assessment tasks.

How will I be assessed?

You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with adult classes at a minimum of two levels of ability. Continuous assessment is based on your overall performance.

You will complete four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words). These focus on:

  • analysing and responding to adult learner needs
  • analysing language for teaching purposes
  • teaching language skills
  • reflecting on classroom teaching.

What can I do next?

Find teaching work in the private or state sector in UK and abroad as it is a widely recognised and respected qualification. For the State sector – namely ‘Further Education’ -you need to be ready to undertake further state-sector oriented teaching qualifications as well i.e. AET and the DET (Award and Diploma in Education and Training)

Diploma in AAT Level 4

Diploma in AAT Level 4 – Advanced Diploma in Accounting is the final level of the AAT qualification. It covers higher level accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements for limited companies, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialize in areas including tax, external auditing and credit control.The AAT Level 4 is ideal if you have completed the AAT level 3 and want to develop your accounting skills further.Successful completion of this course will open up a wide range of careers in Accounting at management level. The course also provides exemptions from part of the Chartered Accountancy courses such as CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW.The course fee includes assessment fees. There will also be additional costs for AAT registration & membership fees and study resources.

Diploma in AAT Level 3

The AAT Accounting qualification at Level 3 gives you the skills to work in a wide range of accounting and finance positions and is recognised in many countries around the world. The course is designed for people who wish to improve their career prospects by gaining professional qualifications in accounting and finance.ContentLevel 3 Diploma for Accounting TechniciansSkills learned: administrative and management processes, preparing final accounts for small businesses, cost accounting recording, preparing reports and returns.This course comprises a total of six modules:Individual modules may be taken separately, subject to approval. Advice given on ProgressionProgression to AAT Level 4.Further professional study and career progression in Finance and Accountancy.Entry RequirementsGCSE Grade C English (or equivalent) and GCSE Grade C Maths (or equivalent).Successful completion of AAT Accounting Certificate/Foundation NVQ (Level 2) or equivalent Level 2 Accounting qualification and AAT Registered.Please note all learners enrolling on the AAT courses are required have AAT student membership (fees apply). Registering as a student member with AAT will allow you to:Study with your training provider (KCC)Sit AAT assessmentsAccess a host of resources to help with your studies and career progression. We advise that you register with AAT as soon as you enrol to avoid any delays in taking your assessments.

Access to Radiography Level 3

There is far more to Radiography than taking X-rays, you can choose to specialise in diagnostic or therapeutic radiography. What ever route you choose you will be entering a rewarding and varied profession. Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study Radiography this is the course for you.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Radiography: City, South Bank, Hertfordshire, Portsmouth, Exeter Suffolk

Access to Midwifery Level 3

There is a shortage of midwives in the NHS and there are plans to increase the numbers in the next few years. Would you like to be a part of this rewarding profession? Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study midwifery this is the course for you.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Midwifery: Kings, West London, Middlesex, South bank, Huddersfield,, Kingston

Access to Nursing Level 3

Would you like to be a part of this rewarding profession? Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study nursing this is the course for you.

Accesses to Higher Education Diplomas are national qualifications which allow students without traditional Level 3 qualifications to apply for degree courses and enter university.

Our highly successful Access to Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic Studies, Radiography, Science and Sports Science courses run over one year and are for students wishing to gain a level 3 qualification that allows them to progress onto a degree program.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Nursing: Kingston, South Bank, Buckinghamshire

Access to Science Level 3

The Access to Science course is for students wishing to progress to university, to study on science-related courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Paramedic Science, Pharmacy, Food Science and Microbiology and some healthcare related degree courses. This is an intensive study programme and you will need to be completely committed and prepared to undertake self-study. It is recommended that you gain some experience in a relevant setting by the time you begin your Access to Science course.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Science: Kent, Royal Holloway, Brighton, Kings, Southampton, London Metropolitan, St Mary’s