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 at NQF Level 6 by University of Plymouth. This course also has the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) embedded into its structure.
On successful completion, it provides the opportunity to achieve QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) status in the Further Education and Skills Sector.
The modules studied may include:
• Learning, Teaching & Assessment
• Theories of Learning & Managing Behaviour
• Curriculum & Society
• Wider Practice & Professional Development
Teaching and Assessment
A variety of interactive teaching and learning methods are used to engage all learners and provide a stimulating HE learning environment. For example – classroom-based sessions, small and large group work, class discussions, seminars and individual tutorials. Learning technologies are also used where appropriate to offer innovation and creativity.
Each module is assessed by a written assignment, professional portfolio and two observations of teaching practice.
Progression OpportunitiesFull-time or part-time employment in the Further Education and skills sector. Recent graduates have gone on to work in a variety of Further and Higher Education institutions regionally and nationally, including Bridgwater & Taunton College, Petroc (FE and HE college, Weston College and staff training roles within the National Health Service (Musgrove Park).
Typically entrants will possess: