You will undertake the following three generic modules in the first semester:
- The Psychology of Teaching Learning and Assessment
- Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare in Education and Training
- Demonstrating Professional Knowledge and Competence
You will then undertake three specialist modules in the second semester, which may include:
- Creative Teaching and Learning
- Curriculum Design for Inclusive Practice
- Subject Specialist Teaching
The course will develop teachers who can:
- Apply key and current ideas about teaching, learning and assessment in the Education and Training Sector to practice
- Plan, prepare and deliver effective and creative learning sessions for post-14 learners
- Assess students and use assessment to improve their learning
- Solve day-to-day practice problems through use-inspired basic research
- Support learners in the use of language, literacy, numeracy and ICT in the specialist area
- Implement strategies to cope with challenging behaviour in the classroom
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, educational equity and social justice in their practice
- Adopt inclusive approaches to teaching, learning and assessment which address issues of inequality
The assessment tasks are designed to stimulate authentic, meaningful and engaging practice in the workplace and relate, as far as possible, to authentic tasks and realistic contexts. The following summative assessment formats and methods will be used throughout the programme:
- Investigative research within the workplace
- Individual presentations using Web 2.0 technologies
- Academic Poster
- Classroom observation
Opportunities for learners to participate in peer assessment and self-assessment will be given throughout the programme. Other methods of assessing learners formatively include:
- peer observation
- joint observation with subject-specialist mentor
- class questioning
- case study analysis
- concept maps
This course will be delivered at the University Centre where students will have access to a HE-specific study zone, including computer facilities, and social area.
The placement will be held at one of our sites in the region.
All potential applicants are required to attend and successfully pass an interview and will need to fulfil the follow entry criteria to be offered a place on the programme:
Five GCSE subjects, including three at GCSE level Grade C or above (which must include English and Mathematics) and a minimum of two A level (minimum grade D) or equivalent qualifications. These can be in any subject.
A UK degree (min 2:2) or equivalent.
If the degree is not in your main teaching area, you will be required to hold at least a minimum of NVQ (NQF) level 3 in your vocational area.
All places are subject to a satisfactory enhanced check for regulated activity with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau check.
If you wish to apply for one of our full-time teacher education courses for September 2019, please apply here
The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-16 Education and Training) (Full Time) course provides routes to Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) status. Candidates who successfully complete the programme may wish to progress onto Masters level study.
It is anticipated that trainees will have the opportunity to be employed by the institution offering the placement after their traineeship has been completed.
In 2017/18 82%, and in 2016/17 62%, of trainees secured employment in education by the end of their course.