Full-time Certificate in Education, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Teaching in the Education, Training and Skills Sector)

Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 1 year full time

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Full-time Certificate in Education, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Teaching in the Education, Training and Skills Sector) Awarding body

Your Programme

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

This 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, and suitable for those who are not currently teaching. This is a one-year course.

Entry Requirements

You will need to be competent to level 2 in 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 attendance during 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 taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

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 undertake 100 teaching hours during the duration of the course in your own classroom setting, with the support of a subject specialist Mentor.

Programme Benefits

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.

What next?

This course prepares learners to study at MA level and to work in an educational setting at various levels, eg teacher, manager, director, principal.