PGCE

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Part Time
  • Awarding Body
    University of Plymouth
  • Cost
    £ 3900.00 per year
  • Centre Location
    Taunton
  • Course Description

    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 Opportunities

    Full-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).
  • Entry Requirements

    Typically entrants will possess:

    • Access to a minimum of 130 hours of professional practice in education or training (minimum of 25 hours teaching practice per module)
    • Evidence of appropriate professional practice (minimum of 100 hours direct teaching practice, plus 30 hours additional professional practice over the duration of the course)   
    • This should be in a leading role that carries the full range of teaching, learning and assessment responsibilities, whether on a full-time, part-time, fractional, fixed-term, temporary or voluntary basis in the Further Education and Skills sector.
    • English and Maths qualifications at Level 2 (e.g. GCSE grade 4; grade C or equivalent)
    • A subject-specific ordinary honours degree