PGCE (Education and Training) at Blackburn College - UCAS

Blackburn College

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

PGCE (Education and Training) (Taught)

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Course summary

This University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) approved PGCE is a pre-service teacher training course leading to a professional qualification that will allow you to teach in Further Education Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges, adult education and a wide range of other training and educational settings. You can study this course full-time for one year, or part-time over two years. If you study the course full-time, you will be in College for 2 full days a week and will also undertake 3 days a week of work placements. This a 6 module University award and each module carries 20 credits. If you choose to study the course part-time you will study over two years. ITE Bursaries If you’re a full-time or part-time applicant, you could be eligible for an ITE (Initial Teacher Education) bursary depending on your relevant qualifications or professional experience and your intention to teach a designated priority subject in the Further Education sector. Priority subjects applicable to Blackburn College include Science, Engineering, Computing and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Other eligibility criteria applies

Assessment method

Throughout the course you’ll be assessed by Essays, Presentations including Group Presentations, Portfolio Building as well as Self-Assessment and Peer Assessment methods. You will also undertake assessments of your teaching practice during your placements. The assessments are designed to showcase the opportunities within the sector and help prepare you for teaching roles. Formative and summative assessments enable lecturers or tutors to monitor the learning that has/is taking place. Formative assessment is not always noticeable by the student as it is a continuous process; lecturers or assessors may observe participation and responses to class discussions and group work, a student’s response to question and answer sessions, participation in workshop practical and engagement with demonstrations. Each module is formally assessed through, for example, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence. Students receive both formal and informal feedback. Formal feedback is through assessments, is usually in writing and given within 3 weeks following the submission date. However, some lecturers will provide group feedback, for example, following an assessment they may choose to work through this in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.

Entry requirements

You will need a degree in your specialist area. All applicants will need to have at least 5 GCSEs (grades A-C) including at least a grade C in English Language and at least a Level 2 (GCSE equivalent qualification) in maths. You are expected to have the ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English (IELTS 7.5 or equivalent). You will be expected to have a keen interest in teaching and learning.

Fees and funding

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PGCE (Education and Training) at Blackburn College - UCAS