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Certificate in Education (PCET)/PGCE (PCET)

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  • Is this course for you?

    This qualification is available at level 5 (Certificate in Education) and level 7 (PGCE).

    This post compulsory education and training ( PCET) qualification is aimed at teachers who are involved in the main aspects of teaching and learning, which includes, planning, developing teaching and learning strategies, designing learning resources as well using assessment strategies as part of learning. It is a nationally recognised qualification for the sector and engages teachers to develop associated skills as part of professional development. The course is aimed at teachers that are new to the sector as well as experienced teachers wishing to gain the qualification to furthering their own professional development.

    As part of our continuous professional development it provides a strong base to develop in terms accessing higher qualifications in teaching (depending on current entry qualifications) such as a first degree or a masters, or you may want to explore other professional avenues such as mentoring, ICT/ILT skills development, course tutor development or curriculum, specialist development.

    The PCET course is a 2 year, part time programme, validated by Staffordshire University, with the class based sessions taking place at Lichfield College.

    Use the button above to apply for this course directly through Staffordshire University.

  • Required qualifications

    Entry requirements include a level 3 qualification in your subject specialist area and a level 2 in English.

    To complete the PGCE (PCET) level 7 route you also need to hold a 2.1 classification degree.

  • What skills will I develop?

    This qualification is accredited by Staffordshire University and is available at level 5 ( certificate in education) and level 7 (PGCE). Skills and knowledge development in your teacher practice involve undertaking 4 modules over the 2 year part time programme. Modules include examining and reflecting on teaching, learning and assessment, linking in evidence of your teaching practice as supporting evidence.

    You will examine some of the contemporary theories, principles and models in PCET which allows you to examine and develop aspects of teaching via social action against their wider professional practice in PCET.

    You will reflect and provide evidence of your development in teaching, learning and assessment in PCET.

    You will undertake 2 modules per year. In year 1 module 1 is studied at level 4 and module 2 at level 5. Modules 3 and 4 will be studied at level 5 or level 7, depending on your qualifications at entry. All modules will involve assessment of teaching practice via observations.

    Learning and study is a mixture of classroom-based learning; directed study away from the classroom and independent study and research.

  • Careers
    • Teacher
    • Lecturer
    • Trainer
    • Instructor
    • Curriculum manager
    • Coach
    • Mentor
  • Work experience

    You will need access to a minimum of 100 teaching hours and identify a workplace mentor.

  • English and maths

    As part of the course trainee teachers will take the opportunity to work on aspects of their English, maths and ILT skills as part of their minimum core development. This development will not only enhance teacher skills but also enhance their learners’ skills in the same areas.

  • Other important information

    The cost of this part-time course is £2,010 p.a.

  • Is this course for you?

    This qualification is available at level 5 (Certificate in Education) and level 7 (PGCE).

    This post compulsory education and training ( PCET) qualification is aimed at teachers who are involved in the main aspects of teaching and learning, which includes, planning, developing teaching and learning strategies, designing learning resources as well using assessment strategies as part of learning. It is a nationally recognised qualification for the sector and engages teachers to develop associated skills as part of professional development. The course is aimed at teachers that are new to the sector as well as experienced teachers wishing to gain the qualification to furthering their own professional development.

    As part of our continuous professional development it provides a strong base to develop in terms accessing higher qualifications in teaching (depending on current entry qualifications) such as a first degree or a masters, or you may want to explore other professional avenues such as mentoring, ICT/ILT skills development, course tutor development or curriculum, specialist development.

    The PCET course is a 2 year, part time programme, validated by Staffordshire University, with the class based sessions taking place at Lichfield College.

    Use the button above to apply for this course directly through Staffordshire University.

  • Required qualifications

    Entry requirements include a level 3 qualification in your subject specialist area and a level 2 in English.

    To complete the PGCE (PCET) level 7 route you also need to hold a 2.1 classification degree.

  • What skills will I develop?

    This qualification is accredited by Staffordshire University and is available at level 5 ( certificate in education) and level 7 (PGCE). Skills and knowledge development in your teacher practice involve undertaking 4 modules over the 2 year part time programme. Modules include examining and reflecting on teaching, learning and assessment, linking in evidence of your teaching practice as supporting evidence.

    You will examine some of the contemporary theories, principles and models in PCET which allows you to examine and develop aspects of teaching via social action against their wider professional practice in PCET.

    You will reflect and provide evidence of your development in teaching, learning and assessment in PCET.

    You will undertake 2 modules per year. In year 1 module 1 is studied at level 4 and module 2 at level 5. Modules 3 and 4 will be studied at level 5 or level 7, depending on your qualifications at entry. All modules will involve assessment of teaching practice via observations.

    Learning and study is a mixture of classroom-based learning; directed study away from the classroom and independent study and research.

  • Careers

    • Teacher
    • Lecturer
    • Trainer
    • Instructor
    • Curriculum manager
    • Coach
    • Mentor
  • Work experience

    You will need access to a minimum of 100 teaching hours and identify a workplace mentor.

  • English and maths

    As part of the course trainee teachers will take the opportunity to work on aspects of their English, maths and ILT skills as part of their minimum core development. This development will not only enhance teacher skills but also enhance their learners’ skills in the same areas.

  • Other important information

    The cost of this part-time course is £2,010 p.a.