The Certificate in Education/Post Graduate Certificate in Education is a recognised teaching qualification that will enable you to pursue a career as a teacher in the Further Education and Training Sector, which is predominantly students aged 16 and above.
This course will develop your skills as a teacher through in-service training and the study of theories and contemporary issues within Further Education. You will join fellow trainee teachers from a range of subject backgrounds for a taught session once a week.
You are expected to have secured your own teaching placement where you will teach at least 50 hours per academic year and have an identified subject mentor who will support your professional development.
Cost: £2,095 per year.
You will require:
– A good honours degree or equivalent in your subject delivery area coupled with sufficient experience to establish professional competence. (A degree is not a prerequisite for the Certificate in Education pathway)
– GCSE English language and Mathematics at grade 4 or above, or equivalent
– All short-listed applicants are subject to interview
– All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
The course is split into four teaching blocks that are studied over two years. Year 1 focuses on developing you as a teaching practitioner, this will be delivered and assessed via teaching portfolios and the following two units:
Year 2 is designed to enable you to establish a wider knowledge of the Further Education sector. You will research contemporary issues which are affecting Further Education as well as continuing to hone your teaching practice. This will be delivered and assessed via teaching portfolios and the following two units:
The course encompasses a range of teaching styles which include seminars, workshops, lectures and active group participation. Your time in class will develop your skills and knowledge to inform your own teaching practice and help to develop your own teaching.
The emphasis throughout the course is on inclusive learning and teaching combined with reflective practice.
This Cert Ed/PGCE provides the skills and knowledge to take up teaching roles in Further Education environments, including:
For each teaching block you will complete two units of study. Each unit has varying approaches to assessment. Examples include research based essays/reports, teaching practice portfolios, lesson observations, presentations and personal development reviews which will be supported by reflective accounts.
On completion of the course, students go on to teach in Further Education organisations, however, those wishing to undertake further academic study may wish to top up to a BA (Hons) Education and Training at the University of Portsmouth. In addition, PGCE graduates may apply for membership to the Society for Education & Training (SET).
The course is taught by a team of specialist lecturers, highly experienced in the field of education.
The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.Katie Whittingham, A Level student
Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.Conor Ward, BTEC student
I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.David Stenning, Public Services student