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PGCE (incorporating the Diploma in Education and Training)

This postgraduate qualification will explore and analyse current ideas related to teaching and learning in the Further Education and Skills Sector. It has been designed for suitably qualified new and experienced teachers aiming to achieve Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS).

The programme offers a balance of practical skills, reflection and related educational theories, which will help you develop as a complete and highly skilled practitioner.

Your studies will also consider the processes and theories of learning, teaching and assessment, the relationship between curriculum and society, and wider professional practice.

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Institution code: S32

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Careers & Employability

This PGCE provides the skills and knowledge to take up teaching roles in further education environments, including: - Further education colleges - Sixth-form colleges - Private training providers - Public services - Voluntary organisations Upon completion of this course you will have the option to gain QTLS status or complete further postgraduate study, and will have a route to gaining employment in teaching and education.

Potential Job Roles

"I decided to enrol on the FdSc Animal Science degree at the University Centre South Devon. The tutors were extremely supportive and encouraged me to complete my top up year at University of Plymouth. I had gained so much from completing the Foundation Degree it was an easy decision for me. I went on to graduate with a Bsc (Hons) in Animal Conservation Science. I'm so grateful I decided to return to College; every step of my journey has presented me with new opportunities. I now work at the College as a Lecturer in Animal Science helping students take the first steps toward their chosen career."Lorelei Kirwan

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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