|Mode of study||HE Part Time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||9 September 2019 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change|
|Tuition Fee||£4,500 Tuition fees stated are the annual cost|
|Course code||PLR5CET001 (1921)|
This course is designed for those who want to teach in a Further Education College, a Sixth Form College, a work-based learning setting, adult and community education, sector or in public sector training such as Police, Fire Service, Health Service or Prison Service. The equivalence of QTLS and QTS also offers a route into teaching in the secondary sector, particularly 14-18 curriculum.
You should have Level Three in a subject that is clearly part of the further education training curriculum. You should have GCSE in English at a minimum Grade C or a Level Two equivalent. It is expected that if you do not already hold a Grade C or level 2 equivalent for maths then throughout the course you aim to be operating at level 2 by the end of the programme. You do not take the Professional Skills Tests in English and Maths for this course. It is not required that you have accessed a placement or voluntary work in a Further Education College however such experience would be welcome. What is required is a clear awareness of the sector so think about your experience and use that in your application.
Please read the Staffordshire University recruitment pack for further guidance on entry requirements and the application process.
The course provides a variety of content and experience which will give you a range of skills and knowledge in the Further Education and Training sector. The course has been validated against the Professional Standards published by the Education and Training Foundation in 2014. The course is delivered one afternoon/twilight per week. In addition you will need to undertake 2-3 hours teaching per week (100 hours a year), this can be paid or voluntary and the College may be able to support you in finding a placement within its curriculum areas. The course consists of the following modules:
The course is delivered through a number of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. All tuition is face to face with tutors, although online resources and use of a virtual learning environment is part of the course. You will be allocated a personal tutor to support you.
There are no exams. Assessment consists of coursework eg reports, presentations, reflective accounts as well as observations of professional practice supported by portfolios of evidence. You will be assessed at Levels 4 and 5. You must pass all modules to achieve the award.
£9,000 for UK and EU applicants, £12,250 for International students. Financial support is available through student loans. www.gov.uk/teacher-training-funding How do I apply? Complete an online application form You will only be selected for interview if you fully complete the online application form to include details of your qualifications, personal statement and provide two referees. Please apply early, this is a popular course.
This course is awarded by Staffordshire University
I decided to do the PGCE, partly because my employer wanted me to and partly to increase my skills and qualifications. Teaching is a way of giving something back and sharing my knowledge with the next generation.
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