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Post Graduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL) PGCE

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL) PGCE

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Literacy / Basic Skills Teaching English For Speakers Of Other Languages (Esol)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course explores the key theories and techniques of teaching, learning and assessment. Using a combination of traditional study and work-based learning, we’ll support you as you discover how to apply this knowledge in practice. Teaching placements are key to this and offer you experience supporting learning of both literacy and ESOL up to Level 2 (GCSE standard). Good verbal and written English skills are associated with access to better jobs and higher pay as well as better overall health, happiness and wellbeing. If you are seeking a career helping people aged 14 and over to gain these skills, whether they are native English speakers or learning English as a second language, this course is ideal.

Course Highlights: Ofsted rated us as ‘outstanding’ for the quality of leadership and management across our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) partnerships at the last inspection in December 2012, and rated the quality of outcomes for our trainee teachers, the quality of the training they receive and the overall effectiveness of our partnerships as ‘good’; Work-based learning through teaching placements is essential for success on this course and you’ll have the opportunity to gain a minimum of 120 hours’ experience planning and delivering learning; We’ll organise your work placements and these may be in a variety of settings, helping you gain a rounded appreciation of the types of environment you can work in and experience teaching a diverse range of learners.

Key Features: The University of Bolton is one of the largest providers of teacher training for further and higher education in the UK. Sitting at the heart of an extensive network of partners, we offer access to an impressive range of educational environments. This is a pre-service ITE course – you don’t need prior experience of teaching or current employment in education; Our highly qualified and dedicated team offer a wealth of experience of teaching both in post-14 education and training and teacher education, as well as educational research, ensuring you have access to the latest thinking in teaching and learning; We offer a warm and friendly environment for your studies, with relatively small class sizes and excellent IT and library facilities. This PGCE 14+ course meets the requirements of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET) which is the recognised full teaching qualification for the sector. It’s ideal if you wish to teach in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning.

Career Opportunities: This course offers the necessary skills and practical experience required to prepare you for a teaching career, with the emphasis being on the further education and skills sector. In this sector, you’ll have the opportunity 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. There is no national curriculum in FE and therefore courses are often tailored to meet employer’s needs.

Different course options

Full time | University of Bolton | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Literacy, ESOL and the Learner - Core
Promoting Positive Behaviour - Core
Literacy and ESOL Theories and Frameworks - Core
Literacy and ESOL Learning and Teaching - Core
Professionalism and Quality in the Curriculum - Core
Preparation for Education and Training - Core
Professional Practice Portfolio - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must have a UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, plus a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in language (e.g. A-level English Language or English Literature). If they do not have the required language qualifications, then the University has a pre-course task book and assessment which will enable they to show evidence of their language skills at level 3 and which may be accepted as meeting the entry requirements. If their qualifications aren’t from a recognised UK education institution, advice will be taken from the International Office on comparability. If their Honours degree is in English, our PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education 14+ course details. If they have an HND, Foundation Degree or DipHE our CertEd Certificate in Education 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL) course details. If they have a Lower Second Class (2:2) or Third Class Honours degree (or equivalent), our PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL).

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more