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									      and CPCET Centres




              Part-time In-Service Certificate, Professional Graduate Certificate and
             Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Post-Compulsory Education and
                                              Training)


        Reference Request for (name of applicant):


        Proposed centre of study (e.g. Hull College):

        The above-named person has applied to join a course leading to the University’s In-Service
        Certificate, Professional Graduate Certificate or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Post-
        Compulsory Education and Training) and has given your name as a referee. This two-year
        part-time in-service course is designed for teachers, lecturers and trainers working in the
        post-compulsory sector, which includes further, higher and adult education, community and
        youth services, health services, the uniformed services (particularly army, prison, police and
        fire services), private trainers and organisations with training departments.

        A form is provided overleaf for your use in supplying the reference and I would be grateful if
        you would complete it (adding information on separate sheets if you wish) and return it to the
        proposed centre of study (see above) within 5 working days (if possible) using the pre-paid
        envelope provided. As this is an in-service course you are asked to confirm that it is intended
        that the applicant will be employed as a paid teacher or trainer, with direct responsibility for
        students (i.e. not as an assistant), for at least 75 hours during the following academic year. It
        is appreciated that you may be unable to guarantee this. Voluntary teaching hours are
        acceptable only if undertaken on behalf of a charity registered as a charity with the Charities
        Commission.

        We also ask you to confirm (where you have knowledge) that Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)
        checks have been carried out with respect to the applicant.

        Please authenticate your reference with an official stamp or attach a compliments slip or
        letterhead that identifies you and your role within your organisation.

        We do not normally acknowledge receipt of references and so would like to thank you in
        advance for your assistance in helping us to select candidates for training and development.

        Yours faithfully




        Dr Roy Fisher




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                                      University of Huddersfield
                          School of Education and Professional Development

      Part-time In-Service Certificate, Professional Graduate Certificate and Postgraduate
              Certificate in Education (Post-Compulsory Education and Training)

        Reference for:

        Provided by:

 Can you confirm that the applicant will be working as a paid* teacher or trainer, with direct responsibility for
 Post-14 students, for a minimum of 75 hours during the forthcoming academic year? Please tick the
 appropriate box:          Yes                No
 If yes, in what capacity will be applicant be working? If no, please comment further (to assist the application
 process):


 In the course of their teaching/training, does the applicant have access to young people or vulnerable
 adults?                   Yes                 No

 Can you confirm that CRB checks have been carried out with respect to the applicant?
 Yes              No

 Are you satisfied that the applicant is a suitable person to be working in a teaching/training capacity?
 Yes                No

 *voluntary work is acceptable only when undertaken on behalf of a charity registered with the
 Charities Commission
 Applicant’s knowledge of their specialist area of teaching:




 Applicant’s teaching or training ability and experience:



 Relevance to teaching of applicant’s industrial, commercial, public service or voluntary sector experience:




 Applicant’s commitment and motivation:




 Any other comments that you may wish to make:




 Signed:                                   Position:                                  Date:
 Please authenticate with an institutional stamp, or compliments slip, or letterhead.
       Please return to the proposed centre of study (see over)




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        Important information for applicant – Please read first
        You should apply immediately to your Local Authority (Student Support Section) for financial assistance.
        To request an application form for student support, please complete this pro-forma letter and send it to
        the Student Support section of the Local Authority to whom you pay your Council Tax.

        Name:
        Address:




        Date:

        To: The Student Support Section of                                       Local Authority

        Dear Sir/Madam

        Two Year Part-time In-Service Certificate/Professional Graduate Certificate/ Postgraduate
        Certificate in Education (PCET)

        I have recently applied to take up a place as a student on a course leading to one of the above awards of
        the University of Huddersfield. Please note that this is a two year part-time course and I understand that I
        may be eligible for financial assistance. It is not part of the UCAS application procedure and therefore
        does not have a UCAS code number.

        Please send the appropriate form(s), to the above address, to enable me to apply for financial assistance
        associated with this course.

        Please note that the University regulations for the two year part-time course require an intensity of
        student of 50% of the equivalent full-time course of 36 weeks duration. The University therefore requires
        the equivalent of 18 weeks of full-time study in each year of the course (please see over).

        I can be contacted on the following daytime telephone number(s):

        I intend to commence my studies in:
        (insert month and year e.g. Sept. 2010)

        I shall be studying at:

        (Insert "University" if you will be a University based (including Birkenshaw, Bishopgarth, Queensgate, and
        Sheffield sites) student. Those studying at University Campus Barnsley or University Campus Oldham
        should insert one of those names as appropriate. Insert the name of the College at which you will be
        studying if you will be college based e.g." Hull College")


        Yours faithfully




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                                            University of Huddersfield
                                School of Education and Professional Development

                        Statement for Local Authority Higher Education Awards Section

        Important note to the applicant: Please retain a copy of this for your information

        In-Service Certificate in Education (PCET)
        In-Service Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PCET)
        In-Service Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PCET)

        Annual Study Requirements for entry in September 2008

        As a member of an in-service initial teacher-training course a trainee teacher (student) needs to do a
        great deal more than attend classes. Practical teaching, directed or independent private study and
        preparing work for assessments requires a substantial amount of time in the working week. Details below
        show what is expected of each trainee. Full-time equivalents are indicated to assist in assessing eligibility
        for grants.

        The course is normally of two years duration. In each year the trainee teachers complete 60 credits; the
        equivalent one year full-time course is 120 credits, so the part-time trainees study at an intensity of 50%
        of the full-time equivalent. University regulations require 100 study hours per 10 credits, so the total
        annual study commitment for a part-time trainee is 600 hours, or the equivalent of 100 days of full-time
        study at 6 hours per day. A large part of this is done during the working day based on professional
        practice as an in-service trainee teacher.

        Based on a five day working week, the University requires an overall commitment to the course in each
        year that is equivalent to 12 weeks of full-time study and 6 weeks of full-time teaching practice.
        When applying to their Local Authority for a maintenance grant, this is the length of study that
        applicants should state on their application form. Any other response would be an error which
        should be corrected.

        The overall requirement is made up as follows:

        Attendance at taught classes and tutorials:               18 days (full-time equivalent)
        Attendance for Teaching practice*                         30 days (full-time equivalent)
        Attendance for directed study at University or
        local study centre**                                      18 days (full-time equivalent)
        Attendance at University for subject specialism
        module with associated online learning in year 2
        (in Year One or Year Two)                                  3 days (full-time study)
        Private study***                                          30 or 34 days (full-time equivalent)

        *Full-time equivalent for teaching practice is based on a typical teaching load of 10 hours per week for a
        full-time pre-service student plus 20 hours of associated preparation, marking and structured reflection.
        **Please note that actual patterns of attendance for formal tuition will vary between institutions according
        to local arrangements approved by the University. Each day of college based tuition represents the main
        call on a trainee's working day (including elements such as teaching practice, preparation, tutorials etc
        but excluding private study)
        ***Depending on whether year 1 (34) or year 2 (30)


        April 2007




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        APPENDIX D STUDENT FINANCE ENGLAND SCREEN GUIDE 09-10 AND PRO FORMA
        LETTER

         Part-time In-Service Certificate In Education (Post-Compulsory Education and Training),
                                                     and
          Part-time In-Service Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-Compulsory
                                           Education and Training)


        Important information for applicant – Please read carefully


        You should apply immediately to STUDENT FINANCE ENGLAND for financial
        assistance. To request an application form please telephone 0845 607 7577, or you can
        obtain this online from www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance. The form that you require for
        this course is Form PN1 Application for Student Finance 2009/10 (not Form PTG). The
        first screen that you will see is below. Click on the orange text Applying for the first
        time.




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        The next screen that you will see is the one below. Click on Initial Teacher Training.




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        The next screen that you see is below. Here you can either choose
        Register, login and apply online or get the Student finance forms and
        guides.




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        If you click on Register, login and apply online you will get the screen below. You will
        need to click the form for full-time students (even though your course is part-time):




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        If you choose to send for a form and guide you will see the screen below. Click on
        Form for new students




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        Whether you complete your application online or send for a form and guide you should
        ensure that you should complete Form PN1. In section 4, sub-section ‘a’ of Form PN1,
        if you will be a University based (this includes Birkenshaw, Bishopgarth, Queensgate,
        and Sheffield sites) student, then please enter ‘University of Huddersfield, Queensgate,
        Huddersfield HD1 3DH’. Those studying at University Campus Barnsley or University
        Campus Oldham should insert one of those names and details as appropriate.
        Otherwise, you should provide the name and address of the College at which you will
        be studying (e.g." Hull College"). There are no UCAS codes for this provision




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        In section 4, sub-section ‘c’ of Form PN1 you should tick the box for Part-time ITT
        (excluding first degrees) and then, in the associated additional questions, answer ‘12
        weeks’ for number of weeks of full-time study, and ‘6 weeks’ for full-time teaching
        practice (these are the full-time equivalents of the work you will undertake).




        Enclosed is a letter which explains the length and demands of the
        course. You are advised to retain a copy and to provide a copy to
        Student Finance England:




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        Name:
        Address:

        Date:

        To: Student Finance England
        Dear Sir/Madam

         Two Year Part-time In-Service Certificate In Education (Post-Compulsory Education and
                                              Training), and
              Two year Part-time In-Service Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
                               (Post-Compulsory Education and Training)

        I have recently applied to take up a place as a student on a course leading to one of the above awards of
        the University of Huddersfield and have completed your Form PN1 (enclosed with this statement which
        provides details of the course as supporting evidence).

        Please note that this is a two year part-time course and I understand that I may be eligible for financial
        assistance. It is not part of the UCAS application procedure and therefore does not have a UCAS code
        number.

        Annual Study Requirements for entry in September 2009

        Please note that the University regulations for the two year part-time course entail an intensity of study of
        50% of the equivalent full-time course of 36 weeks duration. The University therefore requires the
        equivalent of 18 weeks of full-time study in each year of the course. The annual study requirements are
        detailed below. Full-time equivalents are indicated to assist in assessing eligibility.

        The University expects a trainee teacher (student) to do a great deal more than attend classes. Practical
        teaching, directed or independent private study and preparing work for assessments require a substantial
        amount of time in the working week.

        The course is normally of two years duration. In each year the trainee teachers complete 60 credits; the
        equivalent one year full-time course is 120 credits. University regulations require 100 study hours per 10
        credits, so the total annual study commitment for a part-time trainee is 600 hours, or the equivalent of 100
        days of full-time study at 6 hours per day. A large part of this is done during the working day based on
        professional practice as an in-service trainee teacher.

        Based on a five day working week, the University requires an overall commitment to the course in each
        year that is equivalent to 12 weeks of full-time study and 6 weeks of full-time teaching practice.
        When applying to Student Finance England this is the length of study that applicants should state
        on their application form. Any other response would be an error which should be corrected.

        The overall requirement is made up as follows:

        Attendance at taught classes and tutorials:               18 days (full-time equivalent)
        Attendance for Teaching practice*                         30 days (full-time equivalent)
        Attendance for directed study at University or
        local study centre**                                      18 days (full-time equivalent)
        Attendance at University for subject specialism
        module with associated online learning in year 2           4 days (full-time study)
        Private study***                                          34 or 30 days (full-time equivalent)

        *Full-time equivalent for teaching practice is based on a typical teaching load of 10 hours per week for a
        full-time pre-service student plus 20 hours of associated preparation, marking and structured reflection.
        **Please note that actual patterns of attendance for formal tuition will vary between institutions according
        to local arrangements approved by the University. Each day of college based tuition represents the main
        call on a trainee's working day (including elements such as teaching practice, preparation, tutorials etc
        but excluding private study)
        ***Depending on whether year 1 (34) or year 2 (30)



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        I can be contacted on the following daytime telephone number(s):

        I intend to commence my studies in:
        (insert month and year e.g. Sept. 2009)

        I shall be studying at:
         (Insert "University" if you will be a University based (including Birkenshaw, Bishopgarth, Queensgate,
        and Sheffield sites) student. Those studying at University Campus Barnsley or University Campus
        Oldham should insert one of those names as appropriate. Insert the name of the College at which you
        will be studying if you will be college based e.g." Hull College")



        Yours faithfully,




        [applicant should sign above]




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