Certificate in Education (PCET) / Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE PCET)
Level: 5/7 | Duration: 2 Years | Start Date: September 2021
Details: 4 Hours Per Week
Part Time Course
Qualification awarded by Staffordshire University
If you are following the Certificate in Education pathway:
• A Level 3 qualification in the subject/skill area you wish to teach
If you are following the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) pathway:
• As above PLUS normally a 2:1 classification degree
In addition for both awards:
• GCSE Grade C in English Language (or equivalent)
• A current enhanced satisfactory DBS
• 100 hours teaching practice and access to a subject specific mentor
Course Fee (Per Year): £3,750
The Certificate in Education (PCET) is an ideal course for vocational experts who wish to gain a full teaching qualification in order to seek employment in the Further Education Sector. In Year 2, there is an option for candidates with a degree, to work towards the Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
This is a 2-year in-service qualification meaning that candidates must have a paid teaching position or an organised paid or unpaid teaching experience. There is a requirement for candidates to have a minimum of 50 hours teaching in each year in a “full teaching role”.
A “full” teaching role is one with wider responsibilities, including materials you have designed yourself, teaching across a range of levels, learners or types and contributing to a range of programmes of varying lengths.
Riverside College may be able to offer voluntary teaching experience to exceptional candidates, depending on subject availability and candidate suitability. You will learn how to plan and deliver inclusive learning by gaining an in depth understanding of the principles of learning, assessment and curriculum design.
What will I learn on this course?
You will learn how to plan and deliver inclusive learning through gaining an in depth understanding of the theories and principles of learning, assessment and curriculum design. You will also complete a Continuing Personal and Professional Development module in Year 2 and undertake an action research project to develop your practice and skills.
The qualification will consist of 4 x 30 credit modules including Level 4 and 5 for the Certificate in Education and Levels 4, 5 and 7 for the Post Graduate route. You will be required to attend taught sessions each week as well as undertaking self-study and substantial wider reading.
- 100% pass rate over the last 5 years
- Grade 1 teachers with Advanced Learning Coach status
- Nationally recognised in the sector for innovative approaches to CPD
- Recognised by Frank Coffield, Emeritus Professor of Education at the Institute of Education
Why choose Riverside College for this course?
We have highly experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff who offer a supportive and inclusive learning environment. We have an excellent success rate on this programme. The College also offers learning support for candidates who require extra help with their course studies.
How will I be assessed?
There are both theory and practical assignments. You will also be assessed by observation. The practical assessment of teaching requires the completion of 100 hours of teaching practice over 2 years (this could be as little as 2 hours per week but across two different levels). It will include 8 formal observations. Two of the 8 teaching observations must be undertaken by a subject specialist mentor. There is no examination on this course but please note that all assignments must be word processed.
What will this course lead on to?
Upon completion, successful teachers can undertake a period of professional formation leading to the achievement of Qualified Teaching and Learning Status (QTLS).
Higher Education Links
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes