The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE, Post Compulsory Education) offers initial teacher education for those who wish to be employed in a variety of post-14 educational and training establishments.
This could include FE colleges, adult education providers, academies, UTCs and training providers and will eventually enable the holder to submit evidence for Professional Formation and Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) post graduation status once registered with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). This course is designed to meet the ETF Professional standards and has at its heart a model of Critical Reflective Practice that facilitates an ongoing professional dialogue between student, mentor and tutor. The course received a Grade 2: Good in the Ofsted Inspection March 2013.
We are currently looking for applicants who have relevant degrees and would like to teach any of the following subjects:
Accounting, Animal Behaviour/Animal Science, Art and Design, Art & Design - Graphics, Art & Design - Fashion & Textile Design, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science/Programming and IT, Construction, Early Childhood Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Equine Studies, Forensic Science, General Science (Biology AND Physics or Chemistry), Government and Politics, Health and Social Care, Hospitality, Mathematics, Media Production (Creative Digital or TV and Film), Music Technology, Performing Arts (Dance, Drama or Musical Theatre), Photography, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Special Needs/Supported Learning, Sports, Travel and Tourism and Uniformed Public Services.
If your degree subject does not appear here you may still be able to apply.
*Please note some subjects have small numbers and can fill up quickly, therefore if you are successful at interview, you may be placed on a waiting list with an offer for the next intake.
This postgraduate qualification offers 60 Masters-level credits* that can be used towards any of our Masters degrees in the field of education (for those in a position to self-fund the course).
This is NOT an appropriate course for applicants who wish to teach in primary or secondary schools. It does not confer qualified teacher status (QTS) for schools and does not provide the participant with a DfE number.