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PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education
Flexible Learning Design Teaching (General)
The Post Graduate Certificate in Education, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, is primarily for those who want to teach in Further Education and sixth form. The aim of the course is to prepare trainees to teach in a range of contexts in the Further Education and Skills sector. Trainees are expected to attend a placement that includes at least 150 teaching hours over the two years (75 hours per year). Trainees are also expected to undertake other department duties such as taking part in meetings, answering queries, and planning and preparation for classes.
The assessment on this course is continuous and based upon demonstrating evidence of meeting the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training (ETF 2014). There are three aspects of assessment:
The University of Central Lancashire and an external examiner moderate each course.
Where can I progress to?
While this qualification is not a school teaching qualification there may be employment opportunities in some schools, particularly for teachers of vocational subjects.
On achieving this qualification, trainee teachers will be able to begin the process of achieving Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS).
For this course (per year)
To be confirmed
Students need to have an honours degree (applicants who do not have a degree should enrol on the Certificate in Education programme. Five GCSEs at C/4 and above or equivalent as a minimum qualification, to include English and maths. The ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English. A level 3 (QCF) qualification in your teaching subject specialism, if other than your degree. A teaching or training placement for a minimum of 150 teaching hours over the two years (75 hours per year). Evidence of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check).