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Course Type: Higher Education

Professional Certificate/Professional Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PGCE)

  • Course Code AAA0162
  • Day Weekdays
  • Time Evening
  • Start Date 10th September 2018
  • Fee £2,440
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

If you’re thinking about becoming a teacher or are already working as a teacher, this course will give you the skills, knowledge and experience you need to become a qualified teacher in a college, training agency, public sector or third sector organisation.

Offered on a flexible, part-time basis of four hours a week, the course is linked to the University of Sunderland’s Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT), one of only 10 centres nationally.

 

You’ll learn from a highly experience teaching team and take part in a range of practical activities to enhance your learning and help you to become a professional teacher, equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach lively, interesting and challenging lessons.

 

The focus of this programme is on practical learning and you’ll undertake 50 hours of teaching practice hours each year. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend a specialist workshop at the University of Sunderland, exploring the latest classroom management approaches and teaching initiatives and a Summer Conference which brings together student teachers

 

What will I study?

Modules on this course include:

Year 1

  • Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (20 credits)
  • Developing theories of teaching, learning and assessment (20 credits)
  • Practical teaching and professional development (20 credits)

    Year 2

    Professional Certificate pathway

  • Contextualising policy and curriculum (20 credits)
  • Enhancing learning through innovation and change (20 credits)
  • Advancing practical teaching and professional development (20 credits)

    Or

  • Professional Graduate pathway
  • Contextualising policy and curriculum (20 credits)
  • Enhancing learning through innovation and change (20 credits)
  • Advancing practical teaching and professional development (20 credits)

    Inspected by Ofsted, this programme has been recognised for key strengths such as:

  • Student retention, completion and achievement rates are consistently high
  • Trainees and NQTs work with confidence and expertise to plan and teach lively, interesting and challenging lessons that enable learners to make progress and achieve
  • Trainees and NQTs ensure that learners recognise the impact of the values of tolerance, respect for the law, democracy and equality on their day-to-day life and work

I've complete one year of this course elsewhere, can I join year 2?

Yes. If you meet our entry requirements you can complete the second year of this course with us.

Please note:

Whilst every effort is made to run advertised programmes, this course will run subject to suitable student numbers.

You are fully responsible for securing the required hours of teaching practice needed to enter and complete this programme. 

An interview is required and a DBS check is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

2 GCSEs grade C (4) or above in English and maths.

2:2 Honours Degree in a relevant subject

Completion of a University of Sunderland Declaration of Health medical pro forma

Hold a DBS within the last 3 years

Secured 50 hours of teaching practice

There are loans available that you can apply for to help cover the costs of course fees or living costs (if studying full time).

For more information or advice, contact our Student Finance Officer on 0191 490 2325 or email grace.harrison@gateshead.ac.uk

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