• Teacher Training PGDE Pre-Service
    Teacher Training PGDE Pre-Service
    An exciting opportunity to train as a teacher, where no previous teaching experience is necessary.
  • Teacher Training PGDE Pre-Service
    Teacher Training PGDE Pre-Service
    An exciting opportunity to train as a teacher, where no previous teaching experience is necessary.
  • Teacher Training PGDE Pre-Service
    Teacher Training PGDE Pre-Service
    An exciting opportunity to train as a teacher, where no previous teaching experience is necessary.
  • Teacher Training PGDE Pre-Service
    Teacher Training PGDE Pre-Service
    An exciting opportunity to train as a teacher, where no previous teaching experience is necessary.
  • Teacher Training PGDE Pre-Service
    Teacher Training PGDE Pre-Service
    An exciting opportunity to train as a teacher, where no previous teaching experience is necessary.

Overview

If 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.

The awards are Higher Education Academy accredited. If you have appropriate experience you may be able to gain the associated standards whilst completing the course.

​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.

​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 on-site 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.

  • Registered with the Institute for Learning and 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.

Award

Your PGDE (Advanced PGCE) Pre-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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