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Education and Training Level 6 Professional Graduate Certificate

Leicester College

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  • Qualification

    Professional Graduate Certificate in Education - PGCE (Professional)

  • Location

    St Margaret’s Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This is a two year part-time in-service programme which is validated and certificated by De Montfort University. The course will introduce you to aspects of teaching, learning and assessment to enable you to develop your work as a teacher, trainer or tutor. This course is for those working or wanting to work with learners who are aged 16 or over, and includes areas such as sixth form, further education, offender learning and adult and community education. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be eligible to apply for QTLS (Qualified Teacher in Learning and Skills status). Please note this is not suitable for those wishing to pursue primary education.The level 6 Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is available to candidates who have already achieved an undergraduate degree. This doesn’t have to be in the subject you want to teach so long as you have significant industrial experience or a minimum level 3 qualification in your specialist teaching area. If you do not have a Degree (or Level 6 Equivalent), you may be referred to the Level 5 version of this programme. You will study eight modules which include two teaching practice components and a piece of action research. Assignments vary from essays and presentations to collaboration with peers (lesson study). A strong focus is placed on the practical development of you and your classroom performance.It is essential that you have secured at least 100 hours (minimum 50 hours per year) of independent, practical and group teaching hours before the start of the course. This can be paid or voluntary – we may be able to assist you in finding a suitable placement if you are struggling, depending on your subject specialism.Once you have completed the course you will be a fully qualified teacher in the post-compulsory education and training sector and will be able to apply for QTLS status. You may wish to move on to take a subject specialist qualification in literacy, ESOL or maths, or progress on to an MA in education.

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : C

You must have: GCSE grade C/4 or Functional Skills level 2 in English and maths (international students may be required to attain an IELTS score of 6.5). An undergraduate degree (or higher). Minimum level 3 qualification or significant industrial experience in your specialist area if not covered by your degree (if you are unsure, please contact the team). Evidence of a minimum of 50 hours per year of independent and practical teaching to groups of learners while studying (these hours can be found after you have been int


University information

Leicester College

  • Campus address

    Leicester College, Freemen's Park Campus, Aylestone Road, Leicester, Leicester, LE2 7LW, England

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