New College Stamford

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bishop Grosseteste University

Certificate in Education PGDE

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Course summary

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This course provides high-quality initial training for practising and aspiring Teachers and Trainers in the education and training sector. The course will enable you to develop your effectiveness as a Teacher and facilitate your self-development as a Reflective Practitioner with training that is flexible, supportive, challenging and rewarding. The course will also provide you with a specialist strand if you wish to work specifically in English or mathematics. How will you Learn? The course is delivered through a variety of methods, which you will be encouraged to critique and form a community of practice. Therefore discussion is a core element of the delivery, together with practical activities and seminar-based learning. You will be encouraged to trial ICT methods in the classroom and experiment with a range of delivery and assessment tools. Developmental observations by tutor and mentor are an essential feature of the course and you will be supported in the development of a professional portfolio throughout your two years of study. Methods of Assessment: You will be assessed through the creation of a portfolio of evidence, such as lesson observations and reflective elements, including a diary and Personal Development Plan. As well as the portfolio, you will complete assignments, for example written, oral and research tasks. Progression Routes: This qualification carries 120 Higher Education credits which you might later put towards a University degree. For those undertaking the Certificate in Education route, successful completion of this programme will allow you to ‘top-up’ to a full degree with at a university offering an appropriate pathway. Completion of this qualification will enable successful students to apply for the professional status of Qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills (QTLS), with the Society for Education and Training. Work-based Learning and Employability Development: You will be required to secure 100 paid or voluntary hours teaching to enable you to complete this course. The observations by a mentor and a tutor, together with peer observations, over the two year programme relate directly to the professional standards of the course. The modules in the course link directly to teaching practice and provide you with the opportunity to develop your confidence and skills over the two year period. The qualification itself provides you with further opportunities to teach in the Further Education sector. Facilities and Support: You will have access to various study facilities including a recently refurbished Library which provides all the study material you may need on your course. You will also have access to an Academic Support Tutor to assist you with your studies and careers advisors to help you with your future employment.

Course details


Year 1: Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Education and Training Responsive Teaching in the Education and Training Sector Year 2: Professional Engagement in the Education and Training Sector Teaching a Specialist Subject in Education and Training (if you are undertaking a specialist pathway, this will be in English or maths).

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeX300
Institution code N33
Campus nameNew College Stamford
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff •Minimum of a Level 3 qualification (e.g. A Level, NVQ) in thesubject(s) that you intend to teach •Access to 100 hours teaching over2 years with no fewer than 50hours in one year •Appropriate Disclosure and BarringService (DBS) check •For PGDE, you must hold a UK first degree (or equivalent) If you wish to undertake specialist pathways you will need to provide evidence of personal skills in English or maths at QCF Level 3.

Fees and funding

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Certificate in Education PGDE at New College Stamford - UCAS