Professional Graduate Certificate in Education/ Professional Certificate in Education (PGCE/PCE)

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Students on the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education course study on a two year, part time basis at Kingston College and gain a lifelong learning teaching qualification on successful completion of the course. There are no formal examinations. The qualification is not suitable for those wishing to teach in primary or secondary education. This course is validated by the University of Greenwich.  

Course Content

Students study on a two year part time basis at Kingston College, gaining a lifelong learning teaching qualification on successful completion of the course. There are no formal examinations. The qualification is not suitable for those wishing to teach in primary or secondary education.

The award is made upon the accumulation of 120 units, comprising 60 for each year of study.

Modules studied include:

 

Year 1

Theories of Learning, Behaviour and Inclusion

Professional Development Portfolio Part 1

Lesson Plan Proforma

Scheme of Work Proforma

Year 2

Policy and Curriculum Issues

Research and Scholarship for the Development of Subject Specialist Expertise

Professional Development Portfolio Part 2         

 

For full programme specification please refer to the University of Greenwich.

Entry Requirements

A subject qualification at Level 4 or above (eg First Degree, HND) or a professional qualification at Level 3 or above, with at least three to five years' appropriate full time work experience in the field in which you wish to teach.


A good level of competence (Level 2 qualification) in written English is also required in accordance with the national guidelines on literacy levels in Initial Teacher Training.


Students will need to complete a minimum of 100 hours of teaching practice over the two year course. Students are responsible for their own placement.


This course is validated by the University of Greenwich.

Applications from International students with equivalent qualifications and IELTS 5.5 or above are welcome.

Duration and Delivery

Two years, part time - three hours per week - 6.00pm until 9.00pm.

Next course start date: September 2018

Progression

Upon completion of the course, students are able to apply for QTLS which has direct equivalence to QTS.

Additional Information

Tuition Fee for Academic Year 2018-2019 :  £2450 per year.

Generally, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to confirmation and may change.  They are likely to increase in line with inflation each year. Please contact us for the latest advice.  


To apply for this course please follow the application link on this page; we would also ask that, when you come to interview, please bring with you a completed copy of the University of Greenwich application form which is available to download from the foot of this page.

Awarding Body: University of Greenwich


The course will be held at Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston on Thames KT1 2AQ.

Campus

Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road

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