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Certificate in Education & Post Graduate Certificate in Education

  • Certificate in Education & Post Graduate Certificate in Education

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  • Course Description

    The Certificate in Education & Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course is for those who would like to pursue a career teaching young people and adults. It provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to begin, or continue, a teaching career. You will study:

    Preparation for Education and Training This introduces you to the teaching, learning and assessment cycle and reflective practice.
    Teaching Learning and Assessment This module provides a link between educational theory and practical application of teaching through reflective observation of practice.
    Curriculum Design and Assessment This module examines influences on curriculum development and design supporting understanding of the construction of schemes of learning. It also develops skills in the design and use of assessment as a means for checking, promoting and increasing learning.
    Action Research: Deconstructing Practice This module enables you to undertake a piece of small scale action research into your own practice.
    Contemporary Issues in Education and Training The aim of this module is to examine current contemporary issues in education and training.
    Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment This module focuses on the development of differentiation and inclusion to meet the needs of all learners, enable trainees to broaden their view of the sector, by working with and observing their peers in other teaching settings and by reflecting on and evaluating practice.
    Methods of study.
    You will be required to compile a teaching practice portfolio and write a reflective learning journal. Please note, this course is not suitable for those wishing to teach at primary level. For further application guidance and government consumer rights visit:
  • Entry Requirements?

    This course is open to applicants who are new to teaching or those already in service like teachers, trainers and tutors in adult, community, work-based further education and the wider further education and skills sector.
    PGCE applicants should hold an honours degree (at least 2:2) in their specialist subject plus five GCSEs 9 - 4 (A-C) or equivalent to include English.
    Applicants for the Certificate in Education must hold a Level 3 (QCF) qualification in their teaching subject specialism.
    Under exceptional circumstances some entrants may hold a relevant vocational qualification of at least the level above that of their learners.
    In addition to the above all applicants must have the ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English (IELTS 7.5 or equivalent).
    You must also have a teaching or training contract for a minimum of 75 hours of teaching per academic year for the part time programme.
    In some circumstances, a voluntary teaching placement may also be possible for part time trainees.
    A DBS check must be undertaken before entry to the programme.
  • Costs

    Please note that student loans are available to cover the cost of the course. To find out more click here Actual Cost is: £2700.00. All costs are subject to slight changes. Please note this is per year (2 year course)
  • What Next?

    By completing the Cert Ed/PGCE you could then complete a top up degree in education or alternatively begin a career in teaching.

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