The Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers (CertPT) is an in-service vocational teaching qualification at Level6 on Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  It is defined around pedagogical outcomes and requires the completion of four practical teaching activities related to the teacher’s professional context.

We offer the Trinity CertPT as an ‘add-on’ to your NILE course, focussing on the same area of specialism in both the course and the Trinity CertPT.  For example, if you have taken the NILE Teaching Young Learners course, your Trinity CertPT assignments will be based on the context of teaching young learners. This means that the content areas you learn about in your NILE course are directly relevant to your assignments in the Trinity CertPT.

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You can work towards the Trinity CertPT as an extension to any regular face-to-face or online course.

Is this course for you?

 
Location: Distance supervision post course
 
Experience:
An initial teacher education qualification, e.g. a Trinity CertTESOL or Cambridge CELTA, or local state sector qualification, plus a minimum of 6 months' teaching experience
 
Language Level: 
 
Course dates: Post-course, year-round
 
Certification:
The Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers is awarded at three levels of successful completion: Pass with Distinction
Pass with Merit
Pass
 
Course Length: 8 weeks
 
Course fee:
£250 

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of the process, successful participants will be able to demonstrate an ability to:

 
Evaluate teaching/training resources, making suggestions that will help meet the needs of a specified learner group
 
Adapt teaching/training resources to meet the needs of a specified learner group
 
Create teaching/training resources to meet the needs of a specified learner group
 
Reflect on pedagogical decisions made to meet the needs of a specified learner group
 
Demonstrate an awareness of formative assessment on a specified learner group
 
Use academic referencing to meet the needs to the intended learning outcomes above

To obtain the Trinity CertPT you must commit to completing the 4 tasks below in an 8-week period immediately after your NILE course.

Assignment overview

Task 1

Produce an evaluation of a printed or online teaching/training resource

750 - 1000 words

Task 2

Produce a rationale for a resource you have adapted to be suitable for at least 15 minutes’ teaching/training for a specified learner group

750 –1000 words

Task 3

Produce a rationale for an original resource you have created that is suitable for at least 15 minutes’ teaching/training for a specified learner group

750 –1000 words

Task 4

Write a reflection on the use of either the adapted resource (task 3) or the original resource (task 4)

750 –1000 words

 

What do I have to commit to?
You have to commit to completing the 4 tasks in an 8-week period immediately after your NILE course, allowing enough time to submit a draft and final version to your tutor according to the timetable agreed.
What support do I get?
You will be allocated a tutor who will hold a tutorial with you at the beginning of the 8-week assignment period in order to talk through your ideas, timetable and assessment criteria. The tutor will look at and comment on one draft of each of the four tasks prior to you submitting the final versions.  
Who marks my work?
Your tutor marks your work initially, but it is also sent to Trinity for moderation.  The marking and moderation process takes around 6 weeks.

Further Information

To obtain the Trinity CertPT you must commit to completing the 4 tasks in an 8-week period immediately after your NILE course, allowing enough time to submit a draft and final version to your tutor according to the timetable agreed.

You will be allocated a tutor who will hold a tutorial with you at the beginning of the 8-week assignment period in order to talk through your ideas, timetable and assessment criteria. The tutor will look at and comment on one draft of each of the four tasks prior to you submitting the final versions.  

Your tutor marks your work initially, but it is also sent to Trinity for moderation. The marking and moderation process takes around 6 weeks. 

If you fail one, two or three of the assignments on first submission, you have the opportunity to resubmit each of them (once only), with support from your tutor. Both first and second submissions are moderated by Trinity.

 

 

If you fail all of the four assignments on first submission, you do not get the opportunity to resubmit and will be awarded a Fail grade.

You must pass all four assignments after resubmission to be awarded a passing grade.

 

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To apply, navigate to your preferred CPD course (face-to-face or online), select the option with your chosen dates and Trinity CertPT and apply through the website.

If you have already started your CPD course, please contact Erin on online@nile-elt.com to register.