• Teacher Training PGDE In-Service
    Teacher Training PGDE In-Service
    This course leads to a professional teaching qualification if you are currently teaching in further education, adult education, higher education or other educational settings including the schools sector.
  • Teacher Training PGDE In-Service
    Teacher Training PGDE In-Service
    This course leads to a professional teaching qualification if you are currently teaching in further education, adult education, higher education or other educational settings including the schools sector.
  • Teacher Training PGDE In-Service
    Teacher Training PGDE In-Service
    This course leads to a professional teaching qualification if you are currently teaching in further education, adult education, higher education or other educational settings including the schools sector.
  • Teacher Training PGDE In-Service
    Teacher Training PGDE In-Service
    This course leads to a professional teaching qualification if you are currently teaching in further education, adult education, higher education or other educational settings including the schools sector.
  • Teacher Training PGDE In-Service
    Teacher Training PGDE In-Service
    This course leads to a professional teaching qualification if you are currently teaching in further education, adult education, higher education or other educational settings including the schools sector.

Overview

This course leads to a professional qualification if you are already teaching in further education colleges, adult education, higher education and a wide range of other training and educational settings. If you are appropriately employed in the learning and skills sector, it provides a route to the status of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS). Please note that the course does not confer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for those working or intending to work in schools, although currently it is possible for people with QTLS to obtain work in maintained schools as a qualified teacher.

​The Certificate in Education (lifelong learning), Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) are structured around modules which are based on different aspects of teachers’ work such as designing learning materials, assessing students, and evaluating learning and teaching.

In-service trainees will normally have a placement when they apply, as they are already working in a teaching role; however, it is possible to join the course with a volunteer placement and this should be arranged by the applicant prior to starting the course.​

The growth of lifelong learning should enhance your career opportunities. The awards are currently registered with the Education Training Foundation (ETF) and are accredited by the Higher Education Academy, the relevant professional bodies for further and higher education teaching.​​

Much of the course is focused on practical teaching. Through your employment or voluntary teaching, you gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals, with support from tutors and your mentor, as a vehicle for your development. Practical experience allows you to gain competence in planning, teaching and learning, and in working with learners 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. Academic work includes critically examining creativity in teaching, subject specialist related studies, quality assurance and professional issues. Modules also allow you to explore particular areas of interest.

  • 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:
Apply direct to UCO
Duration:
2 years
Course type:
Part Time
Fees per year:
£3250
Additional costs per year:
Disclosure and baring check, £44 cost as of 22/02/2016
WIS:
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Entry Requirements

You should normally be in paid employment, as a teacher or trainer, for a minimum of 100 hours (at least 50 hours in any one year) at a recognized training or educational establishment. Voluntary teaching/training may be acceptable in some circumstances. You should also have relevant work experience (where appropriate to the subject field).

For the Postgraduate Diploma (Advanced PGCE) in Education:

  • UK first degree or equivalent, normally at 2.2 or above
  • Qualifications at a minimum of NVQ level 3 in the subject area you teach (if this is different from that of your degree)
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly Criminal Records Bureau) clearance checks; date and associated reference number.
  • In paid or voluntary employment.
  • Evidence of qualifications.
If you hold a basic teaching qualification (such as DTLLS Part One) or have substantial knowledge and experience of teaching you may be able to make a claim for accreditation of prior learning.

Award

Your PGDE in-service in Teacher Training (Lifelong Learning) is validated by Huddersfield University
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Our programmes are aligned with career opportunities in Oldham and Greater Manchester's growth sectors. It means on graduation you will be very well prepared to enter the career pool and swim with big fish.

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