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Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Education and Training) PGCE (Part-time)

Start Date: September 2017
September 2018
Duration: 2 years part-time
Course Contact: John Cray
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Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Education and Training) PGCE
Programme Specification
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Teaching is a challenging but rewarding profession, one where you will use your enthusiasm and talents to really make a difference.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Education and Training) (PGCE) is a nationally recognised qualification for teachers, trainers and tutors in the Further Education and Skills sector. The qualification is not a secondary PGCE but there are opportunities to work in the secondary education sector on completion of the programme and completion of the professional formation leading to QTLS status.

This course will equip you to educate and influence your learners and help them fulfil their potential. The Further Education and Skills sector includes colleges, training providers, sixth forms, adult and community learning, prison education and apprenticeship provision. There are opportunities to teach a wide range of vocational courses and subjects that will help students of all ages to develop their skills and get jobs.

Course in-depth

What will I study?

The course is comprised of 6 modules that will prepare you for a career in teaching in the very exciting and evolving Further Education and Skills Sector. The course will introduce you to planning and principles of learning together with methods of teaching, learning and assessment. You will also learn about the underpinning educational theory to support your teaching practice and professional development.

How will I study?

You will attend University Centre St Helens one day per week on a Thursday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Additionally, you will need to undertake a minimum of 75 hours of teaching practice per year of the course - ensuring the minimum of 150 hours is achieved over the course of both years.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you'll be assessed by essays, presentations including group presentations, portfolio building as well as self-assessment and peer-assessment methods.

In your placement/place of work you will be formally observed teaching on eight occasions, that is four observations in year one and another four observations in year two. The assessments are designed to showcase the opportunities within the sector and help prepare you for teaching roles.

Who will be teaching me?

The teacher training team at University Centre St Helens are experienced teachers and teacher educators in the Further Education and Skills sector and have the experience and expertise to guide you in becoming a successful teacher. They will model a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment methods so that you have experienced them and are able to use these with your own students. They are also experienced observers and will discuss your teaching with you in order to help you improve and become the best teacher you can be.

Ref: Sue Mather, Mags Parsons or John Cray