This course is validated by The Open University.
The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-16 Education and Training) is a part-time, in-service courses for teachers who are currently teaching in the Education and Training (Post-16) sector with a degree qualification.
The course has been developed to reflect the diversity of practice across the Education and Training (Post-16) sector and its increasingly complex nature. They provide training for those with an extensive range of teaching or training responsibilities in the sector and have been designed to reflect the professional communities in which teachers work and the factors that shape the contexts and nature of their professional practice.
The course is relevant to applicants from a diverse range of occupational and academic contexts. In-service applicants may hold teaching or training roles in a very broad range of organisations and sites for learning including Training Providers, local Skills Centres, hospital or prison education, charities or Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-16 Education and Training) will help you to achieve a sound conceptual and practical understanding of how to influence the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in the post-16 sector. Through innovative teaching and learning strategies, such as collaborative teaching and in-the-moment coaching, the course aims to model practices that trainees can enact in classrooms across different curricula and changing contexts in the Education and Training (Post-16) sector.
A pre-service route is also available. Applicants to the pre-service route may include current and aspiring teachers or occupational experts from industry who want to become teachers in the Education and Training Sector.