Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Education & Training) Awarded by UCLan

21228B1 | Leigh College
Start Date | Sept 18
Time/Day | 18:00 - 21:00 THURSDAY

Is this course for me?

With a learning and education sector that encompasses further education colleges, sixth forms, adult and community learning, the National Health Service and private sector training organisations there are a large number of teaching opportunities available. This course will qualify you to teach in the Post-compulsory Education and Training sector. Successful PGCE applicants may be able to undertake their teaching practice at Wigan & Leigh College.

What will I study?

Modules include: Preparation for Education and Training, Curriculum Design & Assessment, Teaching Learning and Assessment, Practitioner Research: Contemporary Issues in Education, Developing Teaching Learning and Assessment, Action Research: Deconstructing Practice. You will also gain a minimum of 150 hours Teaching Practice.

How long is the course?

This course is offered on one evening per week for two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

The PGCE is assessed through a variety of methods including assignment writing, presentations and observations. You will also be required to keep a reflective portfolio which will be handed in at the end of the programme.

What qualifications do I need?

5 GCSEs grade C and above; a degree; 150 hours of teaching placement ( 75 hrs per year) and a satisfactory DBS. Other qualifications or experience may apply see UCLan's Accreditation of Prior Learning scheme. Students must also possess a Grade C or above in English at GCSE or equivalent.

What can I progress onto?

Previous students have progressed to teaching in a variety of positions within the education and training sector. Trainee teachers have also gone on to complete a MEd. (Masters in Education) at UCLan.

Other Information

You will need to complete 150 hours of teaching practice over two years. You will need to arrange their own teaching placement and have a clear DBS and good references.

Course Fees

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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