This nationally-recognised course dramatically enhances your employability as a teacher. It leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, at NQF Level 7 or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education a NQF Level 6 by Plymouth university.
On successful completion it provides the opportunity to achieve QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) in the Further Education and skills sector.
The course comprises four core modules:
- Learning, Teaching and Assessment
- Theories of Learning and Managing Behaviour
- Curriculum and Society
- Wider Practice and Professional Development
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching and learning methods used include classroom-based group sessions, small group work, discussions, and individual tutorials.
Each module is assessed by an assignment or equivalent, as well as the submission of a professional portfolio ecidencing development & observation of your teaching practice.
To enter the course, you need to show that you can fulfil the following requirements:
- Appropriate professional practice (a minimum of 100 hours of direct teaching practice plus 30 hours additional professional practice over the duration of the course). This should be in a role that carries the full range of teaching responsibilities, whether on a full-time, part-time, fractional, fixed term, temporary or agency basis in the Further Education and Skills sector. Appropriate practice is considered to be, for example, a further education college (including HE in FE), teaching in a sixth form college, grant funded work-based learning, offender learning, community/adult education and the public sector.
- A subject-specialist mentor (who holds a suitable teaching qualification and is available to observe your teaching practice and meet with you on a regular basis).
- An appropriate degree.
- English qualifications at NQF Level 2 and Maths at Level 1
- Positive references from two referees.
- A successful interview.