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Course summary

This course will help you to develop the essential skills to successfully support learning and teaching in contemporary professional contexts. You'll have the opportunity to tailor learning to your individual environment and graduate with a recognised postgraduate qualification that allows for further study or professional recognition. While studying with us, you'll have opportunities to reflect on and showcase your practice in the workplace. This ‘real life’ aspect of the programme ensures that your studies support your continued professional development in a way that's relevant to your role and professional aspirations. We offer a degree which examines crime from multiple perspectives to understand its impact on individuals and society. On this course you will explore the theories, policies, processes and relationships that influence attitudes, beliefs and behaviour. You will also develop a range of research skills that enhance your employability, such as critical thinking and data interpretation, how to evaluate evidence and write reports, presenting reasoned arguments and making ethical judgements. Why study at BNU? This course is unique in its outward facing approach and engages with contemporary issues in practice education. BNU can draw on the significant experience of its team to deliver professional education and up to date skills, working alongside key local healthcare trusts. Collaboration between fellow students and lecturers plays a big part in the learning and teaching strategy of this course. This way, we showcase how best to develop professional relationships and give a broader perspective on critical issues. Professional conversations in the form of supervisory meetings with an appropriately qualified and experienced member of the course team, will also be scheduled throughout the programme. These discussions will provide you with opportunities to tailor your studies to meet your requirements and interests. In addition to the unique benefits this course at BNU brings you, there are other benefits to studying at BNU too, such as our prime location 30 minutes from London, our apps anywhere service that allows you to work at home, and the big deal which offers you free events, trips and societies. What will I study? The Postgraduate Certificate Practice Education is aimed at you if you are working in education and taking on training responsibilities in the practice setting. Our programme is focused on learning and teaching in professional environments and may also suit you if you work in adjacent fields, including social work or allied health care education. The course provides you with a sound understanding of the fundamental elements of learning and teaching: designing and planning learning, teaching and supporting learning, and assessment and feedback. Education is a valued and recognised certificate for professional development. You will be encouraged, through your assignments, to show your own professional development and its impact on learners and your organisation. Our teaching process is designed to support you and to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Career prospects A postgraduate certificate is a recognised qualification that will provide you with opportunities for further study and career development. Once you complete the PGCert Practice Education you might choose to go on to study our MA Education. This course will prepare you for a wider range of responsibility in your current role and is really designed to push you to the next level of practice. Should you choose to pursue a different career later in your life, you will find the academic process of study and the transferable skills you gain here at BNU useful to you. You may also use the programme as a framework to support your progression to further leadership roles within your organisation or another organisation.

Assessment method

A range of assessment approaches are used, and these are designed to test your knowledge of the learning objectives. Assessments are designed to provide opportunities to show off your professional development against the relevant sector frameworks. The focus of your engagement with the assessment process will be negotiated with a member of the course team. This will ensure that assessed work both meets your interests as well as evidencing the programme learning objectives. Some of the ways you will be assessed include practical and oral assessment, such as observed teaching sessions presentations professional conversations with a course team member

Entry requirements

Individuals with an undergraduate degree, typically 2.1 or higher, with an interest in developing a career in practice education or relevant adjacent field. Individuals without an undergraduate degree but significant experience within an appropriate profession and evidence of being prepared for L7 study will be considered. This may include, for example, qualified nurses who entered the profession prior to the degree requirement being introduced.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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PGCert Practice Education at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS