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PGCE M 14+ English and ESOL

University of Bolton

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Large numbers of people need help to improve their English language, literacy and employability skills. If you have a bachelor’s degree along with English skills at Level 3 and a passion for communication, this nationally-recognised master’s level qualification opens the door to teaching and assessing learners aged 14 and over.

Course Details

Good verbal and written English skills are associated with access to better jobs and higher pay as well as better overall health, happiness and wellbeing. If you are seeking a career helping people aged 14 and over to gain these skills, whether they are native English speakers or learning English as a second language, this course is ideal. This PGCE (M) course is 135 credits at master's level (HE7), demonstrating your ability to work independently at a high level in the field of education. 90 credits at HE7 can be transferred to a full master's award, depending on the specialist masters pathway.

Including two English specialisms – Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – this course explores the key theories and techniques of teaching, learning and assessment. Using a combination of traditional study and work-based learning, we’ll support you as you discover how to apply this knowledge in practice. Teaching placements are key to this and offer you experience supporting learning of both English and ESOL up to Level 2 (GCSE standard).

We’ll guide you as you learn to plan lessons, deliver classes, assess your students’ performances, and provide constructive feedback. Our expert and supportive tutors will work to help you become an expert, engaging and inclusive teacher with high standards of professionalism.

Career opportunities

This course offers the necessary skills and practical experience required to prepare you for a teaching career, with the emphasis being on the further education and skills sector. In this sector, you’ll have the opportunity to work with further education learners who range in age from 14 years old to adult. These students come from different backgrounds and experiences and may enter further education from local schools, the community, industry or local businesses. There is no national curriculum in FE and therefore courses are often tailored to meet employer’s needs.

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    113th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    69th out of 84 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    101 49%

    79th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    7th

    6

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