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PGCE Level 7 Diploma (full-time)

Course Overview

With options to work in further education colleges, adult and community education, work-based training, offender learning and public sector organisations, this programme helps you develop the required skills, knowledge, and professional values. With a large proportion of your time spent on placement, you will have the chance to gain real-world experience, preparing you for a ful?lling and rewarding career. After completing this course you'll have the option to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.

Core modules may include:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DLLS690)
This module addresses processes, principles, and theories of planning, preparing, and enabling learning. It critically examines theories, principles and processes of assessment including inclusive assessment practices. It critically investigates key aspects of the roles and responsibilities of teachers, trainers, and tutors in this sector.

Theories of Learning and Behaviour Management (DLLS681/781)
The module allows you to critically examine the relationship between the theories and principles of learning and behaviour management. You will apply these theoretical ideas to a range of scenarios and typical encountered behaviours inherent to your own professional practice.

Curriculum and Society (DLLS679/779)
This module critically explores curriculum theories, principles and ideologies and social, economic, political, and cultural differences affecting inclusive curriculum design, equality and diversity and education for sustainable development. It enables reflexive evaluation of individual subject specialisms in relation to inclusive curriculum design.

Wider Practice and Professional Development (DLLS680/780)
This module focuses upon notions of professionalism and wider professional practice enabling critical examination of professional conduct, accountability, quality assurance and improvement, and the wider context of teaching. You will reflexively evaluate your professional and personal development and plan future development.

Course Overview

Course Overview

With options to work in further education colleges, adult and community education, work-based training, offender learning and public sector organisations, this programme helps you develop the required skills, knowledge, and professional values. With a large proportion of your time spent on placement, you will have the chance to gain real-world experience, preparing you for a ful?lling and rewarding career. After completing this course you'll have the option to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.

Core modules may include:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DLLS690)
This module addresses processes, principles, and theories of planning, preparing, and enabling learning. It critically examines theories, principles and processes of assessment including inclusive assessment practices. It critically investigates key aspects of the roles and responsibilities of teachers, trainers, and tutors in this sector.

Theories of Learning and Behaviour Management (DLLS681/781)
The module allows you to critically examine the relationship between the theories and principles of learning and behaviour management. You will apply these theoretical ideas to a range of scenarios and typical encountered behaviours inherent to your own professional practice.

Curriculum and Society (DLLS679/779)
This module critically explores curriculum theories, principles and ideologies and social, economic, political, and cultural differences affecting inclusive curriculum design, equality and diversity and education for sustainable development. It enables reflexive evaluation of individual subject specialisms in relation to inclusive curriculum design.

Wider Practice and Professional Development (DLLS680/780)
This module focuses upon notions of professionalism and wider professional practice enabling critical examination of professional conduct, accountability, quality assurance and improvement, and the wider context of teaching. You will reflexively evaluate your professional and personal development and plan future development.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

A variety of interactive teaching and learning methods are used to engage all learners and provide a stimulating learning environment. For example, Classroom-based discussion, small and large group work, student-led seminars, and individual tutorials. A balance of synchronous face to face delivery, combined with asynchronous and flipped learning (using digital technologies) offers innovation and creativity to the programme.

Each module is assessed by coursework, a professional portfolio and two observations of teaching practice.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

Completion of the course could lead to full-time or part-time employment in the Further Education and skills sector.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a relevant subject  
  • English and Maths qualifications at Level 2 (e.g. GCSE grade 4; grade C or equivalent)
  • Good information and communications technology (ICT) skills.

Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their compatability with the UK equivalent through UK ECCTIS, who provide an advisory service.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then we’ll need evidence of your proficiency in English as follows:

• IELTS 7.0 overall with 7.0 in all four elements, or accepted equivalent English qualification as listed on Plymouth University’s website.

You’ll normally be pre-service and your entry onto the programme will be conditional upon BTC/UCS identifying a suitable placement and mentor in the subject specialism.

Non-academic requirements

• You’ll be required to complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) Enhanced Disclosure and complete a criminal convictions self-declaration form
• You must be deemed fit to teach.

All appropriately qualified candidates will be given equal consideration during the selection process. BTC/UCS does not tolerate discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, colour, disability, religion, nationality, age, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant distinction.

Entry onto these programmes is conditional on the BTC/UCS identifying a suitable placement and mentor.

An interview is a pre-requisite for entry onto this programme

There is a two-stage interview process for this course. The first stage is conducted by a member of the teaching team and if successful there will be a second interview with a subject specialist tutor from the placement college. This interview is to ascertain your level of subject knowledge in the areas that you might reasonably be expected to deliver whilst on your teaching placement.

Fees

The course fee is £7800.00* per year of study.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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