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

University of Greenwich

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.  

Introductory course information

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

Awarding body: University of Greenwich

UCAS Code: Not applicable – apply directly to University 

Location of study: Kingston Hall Road, (School of Science Technology, Engineering and Professional Studies)

Course duration: 2 years (part-time)

Academic year dates: September 2019 - June 2020

 

Days of the week: Three hours per week on a Wednesday evening (6pm – 9pm) 

 

Part-time study:  Studying part-time means you will study the programme of study over two years instead of one.  You will attend three hours per week on a Wednesday evening (6pm – 9pm) 

 

Teaching placements: Over the two year course, students will need to complete AT LEAST 100 hours of teaching practice at an establishment within the  Further Education and training sector. Students are responsible for finding their own placement and will need to have down so before the commencement of the course.

 

Timetables: Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. 

Course leader: Anne Maloney, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel 02082683165

Entry requirements

Students require a subject qualification at Level Four or above (eg First Degree, HND) or a professional qualification at Level Three or above, as well as at least three to five years of appropriate full time work experience in the field in which you wish to teach.

A good level of competence in English is also required in accordance with the national guidelines on literary levels in Initial Teacher Training. The University of Greenwich will wish to see evidence of a qualification of at least Level Two or IELTS 5.5.

Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcomed. These must be verified by NARIC.

 

Additional requirements

References from an official email address (ie. NOT Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) This can be from your previous institution if you were a student in the last 4 years or from a line manager if you are currently working.

International Student Entry Requirements

 All Kingston College HE courses are taught in English. You must be able to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.5 in each of the 4 papers.

International students must possess qualifications equivalent to Level 3 study in the UK to apply for HE courses. Please be aware that this may mean we suggest an alternative course for you.

Portfolios can be submitted electronically if required.

Skype interviews may be possible – please contact HE Admissions to arrange.

Audition via Skype or recorded video may be possible – please contact HE Admissions to arrange.

Course overview

Students on the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education/Professional Certificate in Education study on a two year, part time basis at Kingston College and on successful completion of the course gain a Further Education and Training Sector teaching qualification. There are no formal examinations – the assessment is assignment based and submissions are made to Greenwich twice a year. The qualification is not suitable for those wishing to teach in primary or secondary education. This course is validated by the University of Greenwich.

Module information

Students will study the following modules:



Year 1

  • Professional Development Portfolio Part 1 (15 credits): Students will learn to develop their planning and delivery skills in teaching and learning, use reflective practice to enhance their professional skills and collate evidence of professional experience of teaching and learning.
  • Theories of Learning and Inclusion ( 15 credits): Students will learn to develop an understanding of the role of the teacher in creating and sustaining a safe and inclusive learning environment; recognise key aspects of theories and principles of inclusion; and apply and evaluate these theories and principles to their own practice.

Year 2

  • Policy and Curriculum Issues (30 credits): Students will learn to examine the social, political, and economic context of education and training in the lifelong learning sector (LLS). They will also explore professionalism, dual professionalism and underpinning values as well as exploring  curriculum development and design in terms of inclusion.
  • Research and Scholarship for the Development of Subject Specialist Expertise (30 credits): Students will develop an awareness of the importance of research in their professional development and practice. They will also develop knowledge and understanding of the role of research in the subject specialist areas and engage with the use of different approaches to collecting and analysing data used in research in their specialist areas.
  • Professional Development Portfolio Part 2 (30 credits): Students will learn to develop their planning and delivery skills in teaching and learning, use reflective practice to enhance their professional skills and collate evidence of professional experience of teaching and learning

Teaching and learning

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will have access to library facilities throughout your course, both at Kingston and at Greenwich.

 

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for asessments. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Undergraduate Centre, and our computer laboratories.

 

Assessment

Over the two year course, students will need to complete AT LEAST 100 hours of teaching practice at an establishment within the  Further Education and training sector. Students are responsible for finding their own placement and will need to have down so before the commencement of the course. Over the two years, students will be observed four times by their tutor and at least four times by their work-based mentor.

There is no formal examination on this course. Assignments are submitted to Greenwich in the January and June of each year. The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete these formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include coursework assessments such as essays, reports, presentations and observations.

 

Summary of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This is for the KIS information- this section will be completed in September when further training on the underlying calculations will be available.  Please do not complete this now, a spreadsheet will be circulated nearer the time with the required format. A detailed version will still be required for all programme specifications. The detailed version includes tutorial time/timetabled and compulsory trips etc.

 

Academic support

Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:

  • study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
  • academic writing (including how to reference)
  • research skills (in conjunction with the library)
  • critical thinking and understanding arguments
  • revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Visit their pages for more information.

 

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers.

Course costs and financial support

Fees: For the academic year 2018-19 the tuition fees for this course are:

  • UK/EU students: £2,450

 

Inflation linked tuition fee rises: The College may decide to increase tuition fees year on year at a reasonable rate in line with inflation. Any increases would not exceed the Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecast for RPI-­‐X (the retail price index, excluding mortgage interest payments). This intention will be clearly advertised on the College’s promotional material.

 

The following course-related costs are included in the fees:

  • annual printing allowance
  • BTEC registration fee (if applicable – ask if unsure)
  • starter kits 

The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:

  • additional printing over and above the annual allowance
  • the cost of books that you might wish to purchase.

 

Accommodation and living costs are not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation page.

 

Sources of financial support: You may be eligible to apply for additional support. Details can be obtained from our Money to Study page.

 

Bursaries, scholarships and prizes: The College also provides a number of scholarships and prizes for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. Some of these are available to students on any course, and some have specific conditions. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes page.

Careers and progression

  • Upon completion of the course, students are able to apply for QTLS which has direct equivalence to QTS. This qualification is done through the Society for Education and Training and incurs an additional cost.
  • On completion of the course, students can lecture/teach in the Further Education and Trainingg sector in a variety of roles.

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