Pre-Service PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training Validated by Canterbury Christ Church University Level 7
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This is a Pre-Service course, which means that no previous teaching experience is required. A teaching placement will be arranged for all candidates. Completion of this course leads to employment in sixth form colleges and FE colleges. As an example, our previous graduates have found employment teaching a range of courses from Levels 1 and 2 to BTEC and A-Levels. This is a part-time two year course. The modules you will cover in your studies are designed to complement your professional practice. You will study the following 6 modules: • Introduction to teaching and learning • Planning, teaching, learning and assessment • Wider professional development • Professional sector skills • Curriculum design for inclusive practice • Enhanced studies. You will develop the generic skills required for teaching and learning, as well as honing your subject specific teaching skills. In addition, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the functional skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT and will be able to integrate these into your teaching. You should have a good honours degree and demonstrate competence regarding communication, literacy and numeracy. In your personal statement you will need to indicate sound reasons for wanting to teach in post compulsory education and have a clear awareness and experience of the sector. You should also have academic and/or industrial and commercial experience to demonstrate involvement with young people or adults in the community. You will need to attend College for an interview, complete an initial assessment, which is a test to check your level of English and maths and have a good reference. You will be taught in a variety of ways using group work, reflective discussion, lectures, practical sessions and presentations Written assignments and work-related assessment tasks including supervised teaching observations during the course You could progress into employment or other HE programmes including Diplomas (Teaching English and Maths), MA Professional Learning and Education and other CPD coursesApplication closed