• Teacher Training PGCE and Professional Graduate Certificate (PGC) Pre-Service
    Teacher Training PGCE and Professional Graduate Certificate (PGC) Pre-Service
    An excellent option for graduates who have knowledge and industry experience and now have a passion to teach. No previous experience of teaching is necessary.
  • Teacher Training PGCE and Professional Graduate Certificate (PGC) Pre-Service
    Teacher Training PGCE and Professional Graduate Certificate (PGC) Pre-Service
    An excellent option for graduates who have knowledge and industry experience and now have a passion to teach. No previous experience of teaching is necessary.
  • Teacher Training PGCE and Professional Graduate Certificate (PGC) Pre-Service
    Teacher Training PGCE and Professional Graduate Certificate (PGC) Pre-Service
    An excellent option for graduates who have knowledge and industry experience and now have a passion to teach. No previous experience of teaching is necessary.
  • Teacher Training PGCE and Professional Graduate Certificate (PGC) Pre-Service
    Teacher Training PGCE and Professional Graduate Certificate (PGC) Pre-Service
    An excellent option for graduates who have knowledge and industry experience and now have a passion to teach. No previous experience of teaching is necessary.
  • Teacher Training PGCE and Professional Graduate Certificate (PGC) Pre-Service
    Teacher Training PGCE and Professional Graduate Certificate (PGC) Pre-Service
    An excellent option for graduates who have knowledge and industry experience and now have a passion to teach. No previous experience of teaching is necessary.

Overview

​If you know you have precious knowledge and experience, and all you need are the skills and qualifications required to make your contribution in teaching, this course could be for you. No previous experience of teaching is necessary. Successful students have gone on to teach in further education colleges, adult education and a wide range of other training and educational settings.

This course provides a route to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS), the full professional status for teachers in Lifelong Learning. The course can also lead to employment in secondary schools.

​On this course you will acquire the knowledge and understanding needed to appreciate the place of your skills in the lifelong learning sector, and the ability to identify your on-going needs for professional development. You will learn how to play a full part in the teaching, administrative, and curriculum development activities of colleges or training organisations.

The course allows you to concentrate on your choice of the following subject areas:

  • Art and Design Technology
  • Business, Law, Recreation and Leisure, Travel and Tourism
  • Construction, Engineering, Hair and Beauty and Hospitality
  • English, Media Studies and Performing Arts
  • Health, Social Care and Early Years, Science, Sport and Public Services
  • Literacy, Numeracy, Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
  • Mathematics, Multimedia Studies (including Music Technology) and ICT.
Several other subject areas can be offered for placement. Please enquire for further information.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment
This module develops an understanding of how people learn in post-compulsory education and training and of the role of assessment. You will be assessed on an assignment in two parts (coursework together worth 100% of the module). For the first part, you will plan, prepare, deliver and reflect on a learning session contextualised within your own role in PCET. You will also write a critical account investigating the learning needs of specified learners and discussing how you have planned, enabled and assessed their learning.

Personal and Professional Development
This module is designed to help you learn how to identify and respond to learners’ needs with suitable teaching, learning and assessment strategies. You will engage in personal and professional development planning and, through two pieces of coursework, together worth 100% of the module marks, develop your practice. The first task, a teaching practitioner file, will include a personal development plan, observations of your teaching and a structured, reflective journal; and the second task, a reflective personal skills presentation, may take the form of your choice.

Studies in Teaching a Specialist Subject
This module builds on previous generic and subject specialist development in two ways. Firstly, it contributes to the development of more advanced strategies and methods for promoting learning and, secondly, it involves a sharper focus on specific specialist areas and the critical analysis of their pedagogy. The module achieves these purposes by enhancing the ability to reflect critically on, and to evaluate, teaching and learning; by recognising particular curriculum and professional challenges; and by developing critical responses to these concerns in sophisticated, innovative and creative ways. Key learning activities of the module are practical teaching experience and the engagement with other specialists through collaborative practice.

Studies in Curriculum and Professional Issues
This module will develop your understanding of the concept of curriculum and the influences that shape it. Through two pieces of written coursework, together worth 100% of the module marks, you will discuss curriculum theories, relating them to your own professional role while evaluating a specific curriculum; and review the debate on professionalism in education and its impact on the teacher or trainer.

​Much of the course is focused on the experience of practical teaching. You gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals with support from tutors at the university, as a vehicle for your professional development. We help you to find a suitable placement.

Practical experience allows you to gain competence in planning, teaching and learning, and in working with students both in formal classrooms and in student centred learning situations, such as drop in study centres.

During the course you undertake project work, such as developing new course materials.

Students also benefit from onsite Careers Advisors, alongside full access to the award winning careers services at the University of Huddersfield. So from compiling the perfect CV to specialist, tailored help to reach your career goals, students at University Campus Oldham have access to the best support possible to achieve their career goals.

​Students have gone on to work as further and higher education lecturers. Others have taken the opportunity to engage in further studies such as relevant MA or MSc courses at the university.

​The focus of this course is on practical teaching. You gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals with support from tutors and work based mentors. You will gain competence in planning, teaching and learning; and in working with students; with assessment of your progress taking place in formal classrooms and in student centred learning situations.

  • Accredited by the Higher Education Academy.
  • UCO is a member of the Consortium for Post-Compulsory Education and Training (CPCET)
The Consortium is an extensive and equal partnership of PCET providers delivering professional higher education qualifications of recognised excellence. We together provide thousands of staff in the post compulsory sector with professional development and qualifications from the University of Huddersfield - a centre for excellence in teacher training. See the Consortium website for information.

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Key Information
Start date:
September 2017
Institutional code:
O10
UCAS code:
X371
Duration:
1 year
Course type:
Full Time
Fees per year:
£7500
Additional costs per year:
Disclosure and baring check, £44 cost as of 22/02/2016
WIS:
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Entry Requirements

UK degree or equivalent related to your specialist area.
Significant work experience in the area you wish to teach.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly Criminal Records Bureau) clearance checks; date and associated reference number.
Satisfactory interview.

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