Post Graduate Certificate in Education - Level 7 PGCE

Course Code: TE1HE02

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Start DateLocationDuration
09/09/2019University Centre1 YearApply

Course Overview

Train for a rewarding career in teaching with the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). This nationally-recognised course combines teaching theory with 300 hours’ teaching and teaching-related practice to allow you to develop your own effective teaching style. Ultimately, you will be equipped to teach in a wide range of education and training settings, and make a positive difference to people’s life chances and future employment. The PGCE is delivered by expert tutors at a Grade 1 Outstanding college and benefits from unique content (such as positive behaviour management), extensive 1-2-1 support, no exams and an excellent graduate to employment rate.

Entry Requirements

To do the PGCE you will need an honours degree in your chosen subject area (minimum 2:2 classification) as well as GCSE English grade 4 (previously grade C) or above.

If you do not have GCSE Maths you will have the opportunity to study this alongside the PGCE (functional skills are not accepted).

You will need to complete a successful interview and micro-teach; you will also need to secure an appropriate work-based teaching placement, where you can undertake at least 100 hours’ solo teaching practice.

In addition, you must obtain DBS clearance prior to starting the programme.

Qualification Obtained

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Coursework

Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.

Exam

Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.

Practical

Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Coursework50%80%100%
Exam0%0%0%
Practical50%20%0%

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Preparation for Education and TrainingTE4MD00320Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Promoting Positive BehaviourTE5MD00120Mandatory

Level 6 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Developing Teaching Learning and AssessmentTE6MD00720Mandatory

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.

Placement

Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Scheduled150150150
Independent505050
Placement000
Total200200200

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Handbook

Programme Specification

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