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Course summary

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. In a job where no two days are the same, teaching has many benefits and people commit to Teacher Training for a variety of reasons: to pass on their skills and passion for their subject, to inspire a new generation and to benefit from a rewarding career. This L7 Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course develops all the top 10 employability skills that are transferrable to any graduate job, whether this is in or outside a traditional school, college, university or in industry. Whatever your individual reason for choosing Teacher Training, it is clear that great teaching changes lives for the better and, here at Myerscough, we commit to developing the most exceptional educators possible. This qualification (the full award) is open to all in-service, pre-service and pre-employment teachers, trainers and tutors in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Successful completion of this programme will mean that you are a qualified teacher for the Further Education and Skills sector. Through a combination of innovative classroom sessions, dedicated 1:1 tutorials and constructive observations, our trainees receive the best support to ensure they reach their potential towards becoming outstanding teachers. At Myerscough, each student on the programme is valued and we want every trainee to feel they have the scope and support to realise their full potential. In short, choosing Myerscough means both first-rate results and an exceptional student experience.

Assessment method

The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used on the programme are varied and dependent upon active participation and interaction within groups. There are no examinations, so assessment is continuous and is based upon the completion of appropriate assignments, the observation of your teaching and the general gathering together of evidence to demonstrate that the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training – England (ETF 2014) have been achieved. This evidence must be collated in your Teaching Practice Portfolio which contains the various proformas required for logging your evidence of experience and learning and for reflecting on the achievement.


Entry requirements

Admission to the PGCE award will be open to both new applicants to teaching and in-service teachers, trainers and tutors in adult, community, work-based and further education and the wider Further Education and Skills Sector, who, at the time of starting the scheme meet the following entry requirements: An honours degree or equivalent (sufficient credits at appropriate levels 4,5,6); A Level 3 (QCF) qualification in their teaching subject specialism. Under exceptional circumstances some entrants may hold a relevant vocational qualification of at least the level above that of their learners; Five GCSEs at Grade C and above, or equivalent, to include English; The ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English (IELTS 7.5 or equivalent); A teaching or training contract for a minimum of 75 hours of teaching per academic year for the part time programme, or 150 hours of teaching placement for the full time award. In some circumstances, a voluntary teaching placement may also be possible for part time trainees; Trainees must have a current full DBS disclosure prior to commencing the course.


Fees and funding

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