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PGCE M Post Graduate Certificate in Education 14+

University of Bolton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Aquinas College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Do you have a bachelor’s degree and wish to teach people aged 14 and over? If you have a passion for your specialist subject and want to inspire and educate others, this nationally-recognised master’s level qualification offered at Aquinas College opens the door to teaching and assessing in further and higher education, work-based learning, pre-employment training and more.

Course Details

Teaching is a challenging and rewarding career, and it’s not limited to schools. Further education and sixth form colleges, adult and community education, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning are also environments where talented teachers are needed. If you’re already qualified in an area such as art and design, business and legal studies, health and childhood studies, humanities, language and communications, maths, science, or technology, then this course taught at Aquinas College offers you the skills and knowledge needed for a wide variety of roles teaching people aged 14 and above. This PGCE (M) course is 120 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.

Through a combination of traditional study and work-based learning, you’ll be able to explore the key theories and techniques of teaching, learning and assessment. We’ll support you as you discover how to apply them in practice, how you can mould them to the teaching of your specialist subject and how they link into current research in education.

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.

Highlights

  • This is a pre-service Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course – you don’t need prior experience of teaching or current employment in education.
  • While you’ll be based at Aquinas College for the duration of your studies, you’ll graduate from the University of Bolton.
  • You’ll have access to the University’s e-learning resources, an extensive e-library and the support of University librarians.
  • A link tutor provides academic communication between Aquinas College and the University of Bolton’s academic school. This ensures the experience you receive as an off-campus student is equivalent to that of an on-campus student.
  • As an off-campus student, you'll also have access to the support of the University’s dedicated Off-Campus team and resources to help make you truly feel part of the institution.
  • At Aquinas College, there’s no need to find your own placement. We’ll provide one for you on-site (subject to availability in your subject area), so you’ll have your lectures and placement all in the same building. Where possible, we offer opportunities to help you gain experience in different educational settings, such as local secondary schools and other colleges. Additionally, we’ll encourage you to get involved with our pastoral and enrichment programmes to enhance your training further.

Professional recognition

The University of Bolton’s Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) M 14+ programme meets the requirement of the FE-specific Diploma in Education and Training (DET). All new FE and Skills teachers must complete a teacher education qualification as the first step in obtaining QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills).

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    124th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    89th out of 90 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    104 49%

    84th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    43.0 43%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    10th

    3

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