The Professional (Graduate) Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a part time, in-service teacher training programme run through the University of Greenwich.
Some modules are available via Online Attendance.
It provides a great opportunity for those new to teaching in the Further Education and Skills Sector and those teachers who already have some experience who want to develop their teaching skills and become fully qualified. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to develop effective practice and gain up to date knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment strategies.
✓ Degrees awarded by the prestigious University of Surrey
✓ Nationally-recognised HNC/Ds awarded by Pearson
✓ Small campus experience where you won’t get lost in the crowd
✓ Dynamic new University Centre building and Study Centre
✓ Cash bursary of up to £2k for those students/courses that are eligible
✓ Welcoming environment for both mature students and college leavers
✓ Work-focused qualifications that link to the needs of the workplace
✓ Recognition of prior learning and experiences mean you could join a degree in the second or third year
✓ Graduation ceremony to share your successes
|Tuition||£3000 per year|
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
Structure and Attendance
This is a two year, part time course and there are two modes of delivery. You can either attend on one afternoon per week for two years. Alternatively, if you have a degree and some teaching experience, you can choose the ‘Distance Learning’ option, in which you attend for 16 sessions in the evening over the two years.
Candidate will be assessed on the basis of written assignments for each module and will be observed in their teaching practice on four occasions in year one and four occasions in year two.
The aims of the programme are:
The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.
Once you have completed your PGCE, you can apply for a Qualified Teaching and Learning Skills status. QTLS is the badge of professionalism for post-16 education and training, helping practitioners advance in their careers and demonstrate their expertise and experience to colleagues, employers and learners.
As this is an in-service teacher training programme, you will need to already be teaching in an appropriate educational establishment for a minimum of 50 hours for each year of the programme. You will also need to have a Level 3 Subject Specialist qualification.
All candidates will be required to attend an interview before joining the programme. Interviewers will seek evidence of: