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PGCE M Post Graduate Certificate in Education M 14+

PGCE M Post Graduate Certificate in Education M 14+

Different course options

Full time | Burnley College | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching / Training In Post-Compulsory Education Education Studies Teaching (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About this course
Teaching is a challenging and rewarding career, and it’s not limited to schools. Further education and sixth form colleges, adult and community education, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning are also environments where talented teachers are needed. If you’re already qualified in an area such as art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths, science, or technology, then this course offers you the skills and knowledge needed for a wide variety of roles teaching people aged 14 and above. Offering 60 credits at Master’s level that can be transferred to a full Master’s award, it’s designed to show your ability to work independently at a high level in the field of education. Through a combination of traditional study and work-based learning, you’ll be able to explore the key theories and techniques of teaching, learning and assessment. We’ll support you as you discover how to apply them in practice, how you can mould them to the teaching of your specialist subject and how they link into current research in education. We’ll guide you as you learn to plan lessons, deliver classes, assess your students’ performances and provide constructive feedback. Our expert and supportive tutors will work to help you become an expert, engaging and inclusive teacher with high standards of professionalism.

Awarded By
The University of Bolton

Progression & Careers
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ is a teacher education course for graduates who wish to teach in the Further Education and Skills sector of education; for example in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. This sector offers opportunities to work with further education learners who range in age from 14 years old to adult. These students come from different backgrounds and experiences and may enter further education from local schools, the community, industry or local businesses. What Can I Do With This Qualification? In addition to working in FE colleges, sixth form colleges and schools there are significant opportunities to work in a range of other educational sectors. The work-based learning sector ensures people are ready for work and have the latest skills. It includes working with apprentices, young people who are not yet ‘job ready’, and employed adults who need to update their skills. Job opportunities in this sector are often with training providers in the private sector, but can also be within the work-based learning units in colleges. The adult and community learning sector delivers a range of community-based courses, including practical and creative, basic skills, language and computer courses. The justice sector involves working in prisons and youth offender institutions teaching basic skills. Some offender institutions offer vocational preparation courses. Much of this work is sub-contracted out to local FE colleges who then provide relevant staff. On successful completion of the PGCE M 14+, you’ll be awarded 60 credits at level HE7 which can be transferred to a full Master’s award (comprising 180 credits including the dissertation). Alternative Career Options Higher education Education officer Mentoring Family liaison Educational psychology Education administration Student services advice Student liaison Educational writing and journalism Examinations Counselling Careers guidance Training Quality Standards.

Modules

Preparation for Education and Training Promoting Positive Behaviour
Integrating English and Maths in Teaching and Learning
Teaching, Learning and Assessing Professionalism and Quality in the Curriculum
Professional Research Project Professional Practice Portfolio

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You must have at least an Upper Second Class (2:1) Honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject that is relevant to the area you wish to teach. If your degree is not from a recognised UK higher education institution advice will be taken from the International Office on comparability. If you have an HND, Foundation Degree or DipHE, please see our CertEd Certificate in Education 14+ course details. If you have a Lower Second Class (2:2) or Third Class Honours degree (or equivalent), please see our PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+. You'll be required to attend an interview as part of the application process. This will involve written diagnostic tests for English/literacy and mathematics/numeracy, a short oral presentation, and a face-to-face interview. If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications.