Course Name: Level 6 Full Time PG Certificate in Education

Entry Requirements

GCSE at grade C or above in English (or equivalent)

- 2.2 honours degree or above

- a satisfactory enhanced DBS check for regulated activity

- a teaching practice placement of at least 100 hours in an appropriate context for full-time programmes or 40 hours in the first year and 60 in the second year for part-time programmes

- successful completion of a formal interview.

For entry requirements please click here to visit the Teesside University website.

What's Involved

The full-time programme is a pre-service award for those intending to teach in the sector

You study a range of modules that takes you from preparing to teach through to more advanced practice skills. You also study issues affecting the education and training educational sector, such as educational policy, quality assurance, and your own personal and professional development needs.

If you are studying a subject-specialist award, there are modules that develop your subject knowledge and understanding as well as modules that focus on how you develop this into subject-specialist pedagogy in your teaching practice.

All programmes are mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training – England (The Education and Training Foundation) and are in line with national requirements for Award in Education and Training, Certificate in Education and Training, and Diploma in Education and Training. These are referred to throughout your progression through the programme, as they are the occupational standards used throughout the sector.

Core modules (all awards)

> Educational Theories and Concepts ?

> Extending Approaches to Learning and Teaching ?

> Introduction to Learning and Teaching ?

> Learning and Teaching in the Specialist Subject ?

> Theory and Policy in Education ?

Course Assessment Method

Typically you are assessed by a combination of written assessments, reflective teaching journals, teaching portfolios, and observations of your teaching practice.

Within the academic year there is a compulsory (assessed) student conference where you work with fellow subject specialists. If you are already in employment you must make arrangements to attend. The date for the event is identified within induction week.

What's Next

Upon completion of the Introduction to Teaching and Learning module, you will have met the requirements for a threshold license to practice. Completion of the full certificate will enable you to apply for QTLS status.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type:
Level: Level 6
Awarding Body:
Academic Year: 19/20
Start Date: September 2019

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