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.
The programme consists of three core modules and one enhancement module. Over the four modules, you will explore and analyse current ideas related to learning and teaching in post compulsory education and training, also known as the Further Education and Skills Sector. The programme will offer a balance of practical skills, reflection and related education theories. The core modules will be concerned with the processes and theories of learning, teaching and assessment, curriculum and society and development of wider professional practices. The opportunity to consider all these areas specifically in the light of your own teaching practice, subject specialisms and experience will be central to your professional development. Through a Professional Portfolio, the programme gives you the chance to evidence your developing practical skills, knowledge and understanding in relation to a range of aims and targets, and also to reflect upon the complex relationships between practice and theory.
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Institution code: S32
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.
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