This course is a postgraduate teaching course which will enable you to apply for Qualified Teacher of Learning and Skills via the Institute for Learning. Depending on your preference and prior experience, you can either specialise in English, Maths or teaching learners with disabilities. The course will thoroughly prepare you for the practical demands of teaching in the FE & Skills sector within one academic year. The course will also provide you with 60 credits at masters level.
You will also complete an alternative placement in a different setting which you are expected to have fulfilled before the course starts. This information will be relayed to you on preinduction. If you are interested in teaching post-14 learners in areas outside of English, Maths and teaching learners with disabilties, then we also offer a generic PGCE Post-14 (Education and Training) course.
You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) in English Language, Maths or a degree with an element of teaching disabled learners/Special Educational Needs. You will also need GCSE grade C or above in English
Language and Maths (or Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy).
You will complete the five mandatory 20 credit modules:
Introductory award in Education and Training
Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Theories and Principles of Educational Practice
Subject Specialist Professional Practice
Curriculum in Context
You will also choose one of the following optional modules in relation to your specialist area:
Teaching English: Literacy
Teaching disabled learners
The optional module is a blended learning module which requires only 20% attendance and 80% independent learning.
This course will ensure that you are prepared to teach in the FE & Skills sector. You will be qualified to teach in; FE Colleges; secondary schools (post-14 only); sixth form colleges; academies; training providers; offender learning/prison education or in the voluntary sector. From our 2013/14 postgraduate teacher education cohort, 87% have secured jobs within the sector.
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