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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Bedford Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

Develop as a highly qualified, creative and confident teacher of literature, English language, drama and media studies, putting theory into practice as you gain specialist knowledge and skills in imaginative ways of teaching your specialist subject; and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The course develops you as a teacher with internationally recognised qualifications. It develops your ability to be an evidence informed teacher and one who is well placed to take advantage of further awards such as Chartered Teacher Status.

Why choose this course?

  • Study on a course designed to enable you to join a challenging and rewarding profession - becoming an imaginative and inspiring teacher who draws on broad subject specific knowledge and secure understanding of teaching and learning theories - with the knowledge and skills to lead learning and initiate change in educational settings
  • Explore your understanding of teaching and learning secondary English, as you apply your subject knowledge and expertise to planning and managing teaching literature, language, drama and media; honing your skills of critical self-evaluation and improvement
  • Develop your creativity and team-working skills, preparing you to influence and lead in educational settings and enhancing your own sense of independence
  • Gain confidence in analysing the evidence of your own practical experience during placements in schools, informing your future actions as you evaluate the impact of applying theory to your teaching practice
  • Benefit from a qualification that gives you recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to gain employment in a school, with opportunities for continuous development through further study at MA/MSc, MPhil, PhD and EdD levels.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment strategy is based upon the premise that critical evaluation of theoretical perspectives as they apply to your own teaching is an intrinsic element of best teaching practice. Throughout the course, therefore, you will continually be encouraged to explore what is known about teaching and learning, and to demonstrate independence and creativity in evaluating the relevance of that knowledge in your own context. Sound subject knowledge is a fundamental quality of an effective teacher and you will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing development of that knowledge throughout the course in preparation for the final assessment.

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University information

University of Bedfordshire

  • University League Table

    130th

  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    102 49%

    76th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    45th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    13th

    15

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