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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 years full-time

  • Course Type

    PGCE

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    28 March 2019

In further education, literacy is an essential life skill to master, and it is your role to educate and inspire.

If you want to become a teacher of literacy in further education colleges our postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) in the Further Education and Skills sectorwill give you the skills you need. Your training will include teaching and classroom management, leading to the essential qualifications required to achieve your goals. 

The quality of teacher training in Further Education was rated as "Good" in Ofsted report for Initial Teacher Education 2016. The report stated that "Trainees plan and teach lessons that are innovative and supported by the educational theories they have learned."

Our PGCE focuses on a career teaching in colleges, adult education centres, art colleges, health care and community organisations. 

Our programme also encompasses training for public services and a wide range of commercial and voluntary organisations.

Teaching and learning

Our programme will teach you how language and literacy is acquired and learned. You will review and analyse a variety of innovative approaches and resources for the teaching of literacy. This will include the four key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

This is taught in a range of contexts and embedded models. During your time with us, you will plan, deliver, assess and evaluate teaching and learning strategies. Most importantly you will learn how to generate enthusiasm for language learning, as well as how to challenge and empower your learners.

Degree structure

Our core programme will see you based in a placement college where you will participate in a range of professional activities.

In Phase 1, you will be there for three days a week to observe and undertake teaching in your subject area. For the remaining two days, you will be based at the university campus.

In Phase 2, you will attend your placement college for four days a week, and the university for the last day. In total you will complete a minimum of 100 hours of teaching experience.

By the end of your teacher training with us you will have gained an awareness of a range of key theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of literacy in the Further Education and skills sector.

What you will study

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Careers

This qualification is mapped to the national professional standards for the sector. Graduates may pursue teaching careers in the Further Education and Skills sector.


Visit the Further Education and Skills: (Literacy) PGCE page on the University of Greenwich website for more details!

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