The programme is a recognised teaching qualification for graduates who would like to teach and/or train, on a full or part time basis, in further or 6th form colleges or within any part of the Learning and Skills sector.
The PGCE – FE is a valuable post graduate qualification for any individual wishing to teach in the FE Learning and Skills sector. This will include FE and sixth form colleges and possibly adult training environments or those wishing to work in adult and community education.
You will develop skills in planning, delivering and assessing learning activities, combined with an understanding of the learning process and background to post-compulsory education and training. You will undertake a short research project aimed at improving an aspect of teaching and learning.
The PGCE is a valuable post graduate qualification for any individual wishing to teach in the FE Learning and Skills sector. This will include FE and sixth form colleges and possibly adult training environments or those wishing to work in adult and community education. You will develop skills in planning, delivering and assessing learning activities, combined with the understanding of the learning process and background to post-compulsory education and training. You will undertake a short research project aimed at improving an aspect of teaching and learning.
This specification is for the Academic Year 2017-2018. The Programme Team anticipate changes to the specification, including the possible exit points and qualifications, for the Academic Year 2018-2019 and beyond. Prospective students should not anticipate that the current specification will be an accurate model of the course that they will undertake in future years.
Our Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education is for staff in Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) institutions who have either completed the Graduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education, or who have more than three years' full-time or equivalent teaching experience.
To apply for this course you must be working in a teaching or supporting learning context for a minimum of one day a week across the year. However, if you've successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education while undertaking a one day per week voluntary (unpaid) teaching placement with an appropriate course, you may be able to continue on this basis - subject to the approval of the Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education course leader and relevant subject course leader or department manager.
The course is delivered between September and April on alternate Wednesdays (10am - 5pm) at our Epsom and Rochester campuses in rotation.
Key study topics you'll explore include:
- Issues of learning and teaching (pedagogy) in creative arts disciplines
- An opportunity to enquire into the pedagogy of creative arts disciplines through conducting a small scale research project
- The opportunity to reflect on professional teaching or supporting learning practice, through the development of a portfolio of evidence.
As a UCA student, you'll have access to excellent facilities at all campuses including library and student development services for support with dyslexia, a disability or with learning in general.
Our course provides the opportunity to focus on developing teaching practice, at the same time as professional art and design practice. This dual professionalism is highly valued in FE and HE contexts.
And developing a small-scale research project provides experience of producing, writing and disseminating research. Past participants have found this valuable when applying for practice-based research funding or writing PhD proposals.
A successful career in teaching or supporting learning in FE and HE contexts requires three key ingredients. These include: a subject discipline qualification (preferably at Masters level), significant professional art and design or professional support practice, and a teaching qualification.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education is the generally accepted teacher or supporter of learning qualification in the FE and HE sectors.
For those working in the FE sector - together with the Graduate Certificate, the Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education covers the FE and skills sector mandatory content of the Diploma in Education and Training.
This course is a follow-on programme for those who have successfully completed the Certificate in Teaching. For acceptance onto the course students must meet the entry requirements as set out and must liaise with their employer in order to provide evidence that they are employed in an FE College or in the work based learning sector.
Advanced teaching skills will be covered on the course. Your classroom practice will be observed and you will be required to draw upon reaserch and academic literature to complete your assignments.
Days and times to be confirmed but duration is part-time for one year.
This course is aimed at individuals already working in the FE or adult teaching sectors.