Professional Graduate Certificate in
Education 14 + (PGCE 14 +)
Diploma in Education in Training (DET)

Course duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time



Attendance:

Full–time: Classes will take place 10am-3pm two days a week. In addition you should also be available for up to three days for the duration of the programme for teaching practice.

Part-time: Classes will take place 3pm-7.30pm one day a week. You should also be available for either one full day or two half days for the duration of the programme for teaching practice.
 

 

Start date: September



Pathways:

Choose from one of four pathways.

1.  Mathematics (Numeracy)+
2.  Generic
3.  Literacy/ESOL (Skills for Life)
4.  *Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English (ESOL/Literacy) or Mathematics Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
 

*Full teaching qualification required. Please enquire for details. + Subject to validation.


Career and professional development:

This course prepares you for a teaching career in the post compulsory sector. It is a requirement that all new FE teachers must complete a teacher training qualification as the first step in obtaining QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills). The course does not lead to Qualified Teacher status (QTS) to teach in schools. However, since April 2012 those with QTLS are allowed to teach in schools on the same basis as those with QTS for 14+ students.
 


About the course:

This is a teacher training course for graduates who wish to teach in the post-compulsory sector of education. This includes: adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway. For teaching ESOL, literacy or mathematics in the lifelong learning sector you will choose the relevant pathway as outlined below. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement that may involve daytime or evening teaching or both.

 

Attendance

Full–time: Classes will take place 10am-3pm two days a week. In addition you should also be available for up to three days for the duration of the programme for teaching practice.

Part-time: Classes will take place 3pm-7.30pm one day a week. You should also be available for either one full day or two half days for the duration of the programme for teaching practice.

 

Pathways

Choose from one of four pathways.

1. Mathematics (Skills for Life)

2. Generic

3. Literacy/ESOL (Skills for Life)

4. *Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English (ESOL/Literacy) or Mathematics Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

*Full teaching qualification required. Please enquire for details. + Subject to validation.


Entry requirements:

This course requires a DBS clearance and a health declaration before enrolment. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English Language qualification at the appropriate level for this course e.g. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. For those not holding the required numeracy/English qualifications there are pre-course task books and assessments which will enable you to evidence your numeracy/English skills at level 3. These must be successfully completed before the start of the course.

There are also specific requirements outlined below for each pathway.

1. Mathematics (Numeracy): An honours degree (or equivalent) in a mathematical related subject; plus a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in numeracy (e.g. A Level or NVQ Level 3).

2. Generic: An honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject that is relevant to the area in which you wish to teach.

3. Literacy/ESOL (Skills for Life): An honours degree (or equivalent); plus a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in English language (e.g. A Level or NVQ level 3).

 

 

 

Topics covered:

Each pathway will involve studying seven modules worth a total of 120 credits, except Literacy/ESOL (Skills for Life) is worth 135 total credits.

1. Mathematics (Numeracy)
Phase 1 :Preparation for Education and Training (20 credits at Level 4), Numeracy & The Numeracy Learner (15 credits at Level 5), Promoting Positive Behaviour (10 credits at Level 5), Numeracy Learning and Teaching (15 credits at Level 6).
Phase 2 Professionalism and Quality in the Curriculum (20 credits at Level 6), Numeracy Theories and Frameworks (20 credits at Level 6),Professional Practice Portfolio (20 credits at Level 6).

2. Generic:
Phase 1: Preparation for Education and Training (20 credits at Level 4), Promoting Positive Behaviour (10 credits at Level 5), Integrating English and Maths in Teaching and Learning (10 credits at Level 5), Teaching, Learning and Assessing (20 credits at Level 6).


Phase 2: Professionalism and Quality in the Curriculum (20 credits at Level 6), Professional Practice Portfolio (20 credits at Level 6), Professional Research Project
(20 credits at Level 6).

3. Literacy/ESOL (Skills for Life)*:
Phase 1: Preparation for Education and Training in ESOL and Literacy (20 credits at Level 4), Literacy, ESOL and the Learner (20 credits at Level 5), Promoting Positive Behaviour (10 credits at Level 6), Literacy and ESOL Learning and Teaching (20 credits at Level 6).

Phase 2: Professionalism and Quality in the Curriculum (20 credits at Level 5), Literacy and ESOL Theories and
Frameworks (20 credits at Level 5), Professional Practice Portfolio (25 credits at Level 5).

4.Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE 14 +) in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs
Diploma in Education in Training (DET)
Phase 1: Preparation for Education and Training (20 credits at Level 4), Theories and Frameworks for Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (15 credits at Level 5), Promoting Positive Behaviour
(10 credits at Level 5),

Phase 2: Professionalism and Quality in the Curriculum (20 credits at Level 6), Action Research Project for Teaching in a Specialist Area of Additional Needs (20 credits at Level 6), Professional Practice Portfolio (20 credits at Level 6). Inclusive Learning and Teaching for Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (15 credits at Level 6),

Modules in bold are studied on the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy) CPD.

4.Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE 14 +) in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs
Diploma in Education in Training (DET)
Phase 1: Preparation for Education and Training (20 credits at Level 4), Theories and Frameworks for Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (15 credits at Level 5), Promoting Positive Behaviour
(10 credits at Level 5),

Phase 2: Professionalism and Quality in the Curriculum (20 credits at Level 6), Action Research Project for Teaching in a Specialist Area of Additional Needs (20 credits at Level 6), Professional Practice Portfolio (20 credits at Level 6). Inclusive Learning and Teaching for Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (15 credits at Level 6), Modules in bold are studied on the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy) CPD.

 

Career and professional development

This course prepares you for a teaching career in the post compulsory sector. It is a requirement that all new FE teachers must complete a teacher training qualification as the first step in obtaining QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills). The course does not lead to Qualified Teacher status (QTS) to teach in schools. However, since April 2012 those with QTLS are allowed to teach in schools on the same basis as those with QTS for 14+ students.

 

Link to programme specification - click here

 

Additional costs:

All students receive an initial allocation of 600 credits per academic year for printing and photocopying, additional credits can be purchased if required.

 

Enquire Online for more details.

 


For further information please call:

0161 280 8280

or email: guidance.centre@burycollege.ac.uk

 

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