Postgraduate Course

PGCE (Post Compulsory Education and Training)

Plymouth University

Course Options
  • PGCEFull-timeSeptember1 years
  • PGCEPart-timeSeptember1 - 2 years
Course Information
The aim of this PGCE programme is to provide graduates with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes appropriate to their individual professional needs to become teachers, lecturers, trainers and adult education tutors in post-16 education, normally working outside the schools system. All appropriately qualified candidates will be given equal consideration during the selection process. The University of Plymouth does not tolerate discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, colour, disability, religion, nationality, age, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant distinction. Special features Includes accreditation to national standards (FENTO) Open to all professionals in post-16 education and training Combines the learning of theory with practical experience Includes opportunities for overseas visits General programme structure The programme can be studied either full or part time. The one year full-time route involves two days a week at the University and two days in a placement normally arranged by the University. The part-time route involves either attendance on one morning or one evening a week. Students will have teaching practice of 240 hours during the period of the programme. Successful completion of the programme is determined by continous assessment based on core module assignments, option module assignments, teaching observations and professional practice portfolio modules. Teaching within adult and further education is moving towards a qualified teaching profession - this qualification is the nationally recognised teaching qualification for teachers with a degree. The PGCE is committed to developing expertise in both teaching and the support of learning within a framework of reflective practice. The professional practice modules provide the opportunity to reflect on the development of professional practice. This will include teaching observations by tutors, mentors and peers. Entry requirements A Bachelors or Masters degree or equivalent. Part time students must normally be actively engaged in a teaching/training capacity or be working in an educational or training environment.
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