Students enrolling on this course will normally hold.
Students also need to be able to undertake 100 hours of teaching over the two years of the course – this can be paid or voluntary hours. Students also need someone to act as their mentor where they undertake their teaching hours.
All students are interviewed for a place on the course. At interview, you'll need to demonstrate your ability to benefit from the course and to meet the teaching requirements for the course.
The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us and should be used as a general guide.
This course, which runs across two academic years, comprises six modules of 20 CATS (Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme) points and the final award provides 120 points at either professional or postgraduate level.
Course content is kept up to date with changes in local and national initiatives and legislation, so you will be confident that your working knowledge is based on current theory and practice.
You will be given access to a wide range of learning and teaching strategies. Modules may include seminars, lectures, group discussions and projects, with many utilising individual and peer presentation format. Given that teaching delivery is an essential part of the learning, maximum use is made of student experience and expertise gained in the classroom, including student-led sessions aimed at sharing examples of good practice with colleagues.
Methods of assessment of the programme: Assessments for each module are based on observations of teaching practice, individual reflections, entries in a Professional Development Journal and academic essays/assignments. Students are required to undertake eight teaching observations. These provide the opportunity for you to apply your knowledge and understanding, to improve subject specialist teaching and to receive practical advice.
Preparing for your teaching career
You will graduate from this course equipped with the skills and knowledge to become a confident and competent teacher in the further education sector. You will consider the learning and teaching strategies that are relevant to your specialist subject and develop leadership and management skills.
As well as gaining a PGCE, for those interested teaching in a secondary setting can also apply for Qualified Teaching and Learning Skill status (QTLS) through the Society for Education and Training once you have successfully completed the course and are in full-time employment. QTLS is recognised in law as having parity with QTS for teaching in schools as a qualified teacher.
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If you already hold a degree, it is anticipated that you will graduate with a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and there may also be an opportunity to gain masters-level credits.
Applicants without a first degree will graduate with a Certificate in Education.
As well as gaining a PGCE, for those interested teaching in a secondary or sixth form setting can also apply for Qualified Teaching and Learning Skill status (QTLS) through the Society for Education and Training once you have successfully completed the course and are in full-time employment. QTLS is recognised in law as having parity with QTS for teaching in schools as a qualified teacher.
Programme accreditation: The University of Brighton (subject to validation)
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