About the Full-time Certificate in Education, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Teaching in the Education, Training and Skills Sector) programme
The full-time programme is suitable for those wanting to pursue a career in teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector; that is teaching students age 14 years and above. The programme is full-time and suitable for those who are not currently teaching.
This is a one year course.
You will need to be competent to level 2 for English and maths, evidenced by a short assessment prior to registration. You will be advised to register for a formal level 2 qualification upon admission if you do not already have one. If you wish to pursue QTLS, you will need formal GCSE level qualifications in English and maths.
You will need to have a level 3 qualification in the subject specialism you wish to teach or have substantial workplace experience.
You will also need to have a clean enhanced DBS.
If you are applying to study the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education or Postgraduate Certificate in Education you will need to hold a full bachelor’s degree.
In addition to the prescribed entry qualifications, if you are applying to the Pre-Service route we would expect you to have spent five days shadowing a teacher or assisting in a classroom prior to starting on the course
What you will learn
- Principles and Practice in Post Compulsory Education
- Practical Teaching and Learning
- Exploring Specialist Teaching
- Advanced Professional Practice in Context
Certificate in Education is studied at levels 4 and 5; Professional Graduate Certificate in Education is studied at levels 5 and 6; Postgraduate Certificate in Education is studied at levels 6 and 7
Learning & Teaching Methods
This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support. We will make decisions on the delivery hours for each programme as government advice becomes clearer. For the placements in your programme, TEC Partnership will do everything it can to ensure you have the opportunity to complete the placement element of your programme and/or potentially, where possible, amend the programme removing the requirement for placement (or part of it) if there is likely to be difficulty. We are currently reviewing this programme and some elements of the published programmes may need to change in order for students to achieve. We will advise you of these changes once they are completed.
One day per week structured seminars and lectures from your PGCE tutors and specialist guest lecturers. Lessons will also include on-line learning, work placements, peer assessment, presentations, poster presentation and a year end conference.
You will also do 100 teaching during the duration of the course in your own classroom setting with the support of a subject specialist Mentor.
We aim to produce teachers who are reflective, flexible and innovative, who can work as members of interdisciplinary teams and who have an interest in the academic and pastoral well-being of students.
This course prepares learners to study at MA level and to work in an educational setting at various levels, eg teacher, manager, director, principal.