PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education
About the course
Participants will develop the professional and practical skills needed to become a teacher working in post-compulsory education, opening up employment opportunities in a wide range of organisations from general FE colleges to universities, prisons, businesses and the voluntary sector.
The course will equip you with the professional knowledge and skills to work within this sector and adapt to organisational and policy change, it will also provide a base for your further personal and professional development.
After completion of the course you will be able to apply for Qualified Teacher: Learning and Skills status (QTLS).
This course is offered in-service as well as pre-service depending on your needs.
Why choose this course?
- Learn through taught sessions and professional practice, applying theory to your teaching practice to develop the core skills for teaching in post compulsory education
- Build on your expertise and experience in your field to develop your teaching skills
- Gain a qualification that includes recommendation for Qualified Teacher: Learning and Skills status (QTLS) opening up employment opportunities in a range of settings from schools and FE colleges to universities, prisons, business and the voluntary sector, and which provides a base for further personal and professional development
- Develop your ability to understand and work with professional, organisational and policy change
- Explore issues in teaching, learning and assessment
- Benefit from a qualification that is quality assured by the Institute for Learning (IfL) endorsed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Services (LSIS) as a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) and can be used to achieve Qualified Teacher: Learning and Skills status (QTLS).
How will I be assessed?
The course adopts a submission based approach, making effective use of a submission proposal process, which enables you to contextualise the outcomes and ensures their relevance to your own professional practice.
There are regular teaching observations and individual target setting will be used to ensure that you are you are making progress towards achieving the required professional standards.
Assessments include portfolios, reports, essays, presentations, teaching observations, practical tasks and teaching materials.
How will this course enhance my career prospects?
This course is primarily ‘in-service’ (although a pre-service route is available at certain locations), which means that all participants will already be employed in a teaching role within the post compulsory sector.
QTLS is now required of all new teachers in state-funded further education. It is available not only to new entrants to teaching, but also to established staff who do not hold a recognised teaching qualification, as a portal to promotion and advancement.
You will be challenged to explore theories of teaching and learning and to examine the implications of such theories for your own development. In doing this you will refine, form and reform your own principles, perspectives and values in relation to professional teaching practice.
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