Dates:
09 September 2020 - 12 May 2021
Days:
Wednesdays
Price:
£2750.00
Loans/Remissions:
A Higher Education Loan is available
Level:
Level 5
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

The PCET/PGCE is a teacher training qualification that equips you to educate learners over the age of 14 including adults, sharing your knowledge and helping others fulfil their potential. You may be teaching apprentices, trainees or students in further education and sixth form colleges or training colleagues within your organisation. This is a valuable opportunity to gain a recognised University qualification as you improve your teaching skills.

This course also prepares you to register for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, which is a key qualification for teaching in further education and can be gained in the year after you finish the programme.

You will be supported by a mentor in your subject specialist area.

Applications are now closed for 17/18 but open for 18/19.

Mode: Work based part time
Fee: £2500
UoS Start date: 17/09/18

University weblink:
https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/education/pgce-in-service/

University weblink:
https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/education/undergraduate-pcet-in-service/

Course requirements

These courses are for people who are already working as teachers or trainers. Applicants must meet the following entry criteria to be able to join the programme:

Academic qualification Professional Graduate PCET route:

· An honours degree, 2:2 or higher in a relevant subject

· GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications) in Mathematics and English. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

Academic qualification Professional Certificate PCET route:

· Level 3 qualification or higher, in a vocational or another specialist subject

· GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications) in Mathematics and English. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

Additional entry criteria applicable to both routes:

· A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check that has an issue date within 3 years at the start date of the programme

· A completed medical pro forma

· If you are invited for an interview, you will be asked to complete a pre-interview written task, and complete a literacy assessment.

· 50 hours of appropriate Teaching Practice Hours each academic year

The University of Sunderland and/or any Partner FE College are not responsible for securing Teaching Practice Hours on your behalf. If you are unable to complete the compulsory Teaching Practice Hours, then under no circumstances (other than any negligence on the part of the University or any of its Partner FE Colleges) will the University of Sunderland or any Partner FE College be held liable for any loss you may sustain.

If English is not your first language, please refer to the University of Sunderland English Language requirements:

https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/help/applying/entry-requirements/what-english-language-qualification-do-you-accept/

Entry requirements