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Post-Compulsory Education and Training PGCE

Post-Compulsory Education and Training PGCE

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

9 months

Start date

20-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching / Training In Post-Compulsory Education

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

If you’re interested in teaching in the Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) sector, this full-time PGCE course will provide the skills and experience you need.

The practical work-based course is designed primarily for those who teach post-16 learners and is built around a framework of professional standards for teaching and supporting learning in the PCET sector.

This course provides opportunities to develop professional understanding and knowledge through academic study, practice and critical reflection on your experiences.

You’ll complete a series of academic modules at Levels 4, 5 and 7. You’ll also spend two days per week on work placement at a local FE or sixth form college, putting the theories you learn into practice.

You’ll need to be self-motivated and self-organised and to engage in online learning, work-based tasks and tutorials. You’ll also need to work with peers and develop your practice through teaching observations.

The focus on creativity and innovation in the workplace supported by research and reflection is aimed at developing your career as well as equipping you with the skills and attributes to develop high-quality teaching and learning to your students.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PGCE Post-Compulsory Education and Training.

Careers

After completing the course, you’ll be equipped to teach in the following sectors:

  • FE colleges
  • Sixth forms
  • Private training organisation
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Work-based training
  • Prisons
  • Young offender institutes

If you’re unsure about teaching in these sectors, most of our FE partner colleges will provide advice and guidance.

After completing the PGCE you can also enter the MA Education at Postgraduate Diploma level and complete a full Masters in two years of part-time study.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed by measurement of your performance on placements, through observed teaching, and through written assignments/observations.

Modules

The purpose of the unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of theories, principles and models applied to education and training. It includes application of theories, principles and models of learning, communication and assessment in education and training, the application of theories and models of curriculum development within own area of specialism, and the application of theories and models of reflection and evaluation to the evaluation of own practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)

£14,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students normally need: A 2:1 classification degree; A minimum of GCSE in English, at Grade C, or Level 2 equivalent. You’ll be required to successfully complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application and be certified fit to teach. You’ll be invited for interview prior to your acceptance and enrolment on to the course.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University has decades of experience providing first-rate postgraduate education across a broad range of disciplines. The award-winning institution offers courses designed in collaboration with learning industry experts in a bid to provide solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare...more

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