Professional Graduate Certificate in Education - PGCE (Lancaster University)

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Qualification Obtained: Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Course Overview

The PGCE/PCE combines placement in professional teaching with a classroom study environment to provide the formal accreditation required for teaching within post-complusory education and training. The emphasis of qualification at both levels is on the development of expert practitioner skills, informed by sound pedagogic principles and the capability to apply and evaluate a wide range of theoretical knowledge and understanding to practice. There is also a new focus on practitioner research and scholarly activity to promote evidence based practice. The intention is to develop a reflexive approach to practice as dual professionals, subject specialists with expert knowledge of education and training.

To develop practitioner skills, trainees will be required to engage in 100 hours teaching practice in an appropriate setting in the Post-compulsory sector. This practice will be assessed by eight observations, four undertaken by the teacher education specialists and four undertaken by an appropriate subject specialist mentor.

Course Entry Requirements

  • A Hons degree in your subject area at least a 2:2 classification. We will need to see evidence of your main entry qualification. We also need to see any qualifications you possess in Mathematics and English. Please note that original certificates only are acceptable – we cannot verify photocopies. You will be requested to bring your original certificates to your interview. A GCSE grade C or above is required in Maths and English.
  • A successful interview. The interview process will involve initial diagnostic assessments related to the assessment requirements for successful completion of the course of study and will allow the teaching team to assess your support needs if required.
  • An appropriate work-based placement. A Placement is required for the full time programme where you would teach a minimum of 100 hours to achieve the outcome of the qualification.
  • Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check is required. The DBS check will be carried out during the first week of the course and the cost of the DBS is to be paid for by the learner. Until the College has received DBS clearance your place on the course is conditional.
  • References. Please send the enclosed reference requests directly to your chosen referees.

2017 Entry Requirements

A new UCAS Tariff will be used for courses starting from September 2017, the new entry requirements are as follows;

  • A Hons degree in your subject area at least a 2:2 classification. We will need to see evidence of your main entry qualification. We also need to see any qualifications you possess in Mathematics and English. Please note that original certificates only are acceptable – we cannot verify photocopies. You will be requested to bring your original certificates to your interview. A GCSE grade C or above is required in Maths and English.
  • A successful interview. The interview process will involve initial diagnostic assessments related to the assessment requirements for successful completion of the course of study and will allow the teaching team to assess your support needs if required.
  • An appropriate work-based placement. A Placement is required for the full time programme where you would teach a minimum of 100 hours to achieve the outcome of the qualification.
  • Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check is required. The DBS check will be carried out during the first week of the course and the cost of the DBS is to be paid for by the learner. Until the College has received DBS clearance your place on the course is conditional.
  • References. Please send the enclosed reference requests directly to your chosen referees.

Study Options

Course Code: BE1HE50
UCAS Code: X141
Start Date: 12/09/2016
End Date: 08/06/2018

Duration: 2 Years
Location of Study: University Centre

Course Code: BE1HE50
UCAS Code: X141
Start Date: 12/09/2016
End Date: 09/06/2017

Duration: 1 Year
Location of Study: University Centre

Course Code: BE1HE50
UCAS Code: X141
Start Date: 12/09/2017
End Date: 08/06/2019

Duration: 2 Years
Location of Study: University Centre

Course Code: BE1HE50
UCAS Code: X141
Start Date: 12/09/2017
End Date: 09/06/2018

Duration: 1 Year
Location of Study: University Centre

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