Start Date:
20 September 2021
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.

Information for new and returning students studying University of SunderlandCertificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) In-service and Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) In-service at Bishop Auckland College
Following the Government guidance that all schools and colleges should fully re-open from September and providing there are no new lockdown measures or further local restrictions introduced, Bishop Auckland College are preparing to welcome new and returning students into college for the new academic year.

We will make all reasonable efforts to provide the Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) In-service and Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) In-service course and student experience as outlined and we will use a variety of teaching methods to ensure this is the case, including blended learning depending on the course requirements. We will continue to follow Government guidance on how to minimise the risk and protect our students, staff and the employers we work with. It may, however, be necessary to make changes in response to COVID-19 whilst we continue to follow government guidance.


For further advice on your course, please contact Andrew Dixon at andrew.dixon@bacoll.ac.uk.
You can find regular updates of our Covid 19 measures by visiting www.bacoll.ac.uk

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