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PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Coventry University

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

A teacher training course tailored specifically for trainee teachers either in independent schools (junior, preparatory and senior) in the UK or in schools abroad.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education teacher training course is tailored specifically for trainee teachers employed either in independent schools (junior, preparatory and senior) in the UK or in schools abroad. It has been designed to sit alongside the national Teachers’ Standards in England and upon successful completion could significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at a later stage. Qualified Teacher Status is the recognised award to teach in state-maintained schools in England.

If you are interested in the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status, see our PGCE with QTS course or our Assessment-Only Route to QTS.

The PGCE course is school-based, which means that you will study while in employment in a school as a trainee teacher, teaching assistant or learning assistant, under the supervision of an in-school mentor and university tutor. It combines the flexibility of online learning with practical in-school experience, which aims to provide you with relevant study to complement your work in-school. You can choose to study solely online but also have the opportunity to attend up to six days of face-to-face sessions at the university.

The course is designed to be highly practical in nature because we believe that learning the craft of the classroom is best done on the job. It is also grounded in applicable pedagogical research and aims to provide successful teaching practice that is geared to enable you to become a first-class teacher upon successful completion.

We offer multiple start dates throughout the year, so you can start at the right time for you. The course is usually studied over an academic year, but is also flexible and can take longer to allow for individual circumstances –for example, if you work part-time or simply wish to take more time to complete the course. Whenever and wherever you choose to study, our aim is to help you become not just a teacher but a great teacher.


Why choose this course?

If you have been thinking about teaching for a while and aspire to be a teacher who is respected and remembered by your pupils, our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) may be the course you are looking for. It combines the flexibility of online study with practical in-school experience, which is designed to help you train on the job under the supervision of skilled school-based mentors and experienced university tutors.

The online segments are designed to be studied at your own pace, which should fit more naturally with the changing patterns of life and work, while the in-school and optional face-to-face components offer hands-on teaching opportunities and collaborative learning experiences.


On completion

The PGCE is a standalone formal teacher training qualification resulting in 60 Level 7 Master’s credits that may be transferred as prior learning credits for future study at Master’s degree level.

While this course does not provide Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) – the recognised award to teach in state-maintained schools in England – it has been designed to sit alongside the national Teachers’ Standards in England and national guidelines for Initial Teacher Training (ITT), as prescribed by the Department for Education.

Application deadline

09 January 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 4,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

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