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Lifelong Learning Sector (ESOL and Literacy), PCE/PGCE


Course Description

This programme leads to initial teaching qualifications for those who intend to teach in further education colleges, sixth-form colleges, adult education centres, art colleges, healthcare or community organisations, the public services and a wide range of commercial and voluntary organisations. The programme covers the skills needed for teaching and classroom management and helps students to explore the theory underpinning teaching and learning. The core programme takes place in a placement college. Student teachers complete a minimum of 125 hours of teaching experience during the programme. In Phase 1, you will be attached to a placement college of further education or similar institution for three days a week to observe teaching and undertake teaching in your subject area. You will be supported and assessed by a mentor as well as your tutor at the university. You will attend the university for the remaining two days of the week. You will complete between 25 and 50 hours of teaching during this phase. In Phase 2, you will attend your placement college for four days a week to complete your teaching practice and to participate fully in a range of professional activities. You will attend the university for the remaining day of the week.

The aims of the programme are:

- To enable trainees to gain awareness of a range of key theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Literacy and ESOL in the lifelong learning sector

- You will be able to consolidate your knowledge of how language and literacy is acquired and learned, and consider issues relating to language change and empowerment in light of a range of learning theories

- You will also have the opportunity to review and analyse a variety of innovative approaches and resources for the teaching of literacy and ESOL, including the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, in a range of contexts and embedded models

- You will be expected to plan, deliver, assess and evaluate teaching and learning strategies that generate enthusiasm for language learning.

Visit the website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/edll/litesolpgce

Education - Lifelong Learning Sector

Our lifelong learning programmes leads to teaching qualifications for those who would like to qualify or are already teaching in further education colleges, sixth-form colleges, adult education centres, art colleges, healthcare or community organisations, the public services and a wide range of commercial and voluntary organisations.

Course content

Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Full time
- Year 1:
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Professional Development Portfolio Part 1 – Literacy and ESOL Specialism (Level 5)
Professional Development Portfolio Part 2 – Literacy and ESOL Specialism (Level 5) (30 credits)
Theories of Learning, Behaviour and Inclusion (30 credits)
Policy and Curriculum Issues (Level 6) (30 credits)
Research and Scholarship for the Development of Subject Specialist Expertise (Level 6) (30 credits)
ESOL and Literacy Theories and Frameworks (20 credits)
Literacy and ESOL and the Learners (20 credits)

Fees

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Assessment

The programme is entirely coursework based. You will be assessed on the quality of written assignments and also your classroom teaching. Your teaching will be observed on eight occasions and you will need to pass all courses.

Career options

Graduates for this programme can pursue a teaching career in the lifelong learning sector.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.gre.ac.uk/apply

Visit the Lifelong Learning Sector (ESOL and Literacy), PCE/PGCE page on the University of Greenwich website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Claudia Starbuck

"I enjoy the supportive community atmosphere of studying at University of Greenwich. Meeting up with everyone twice a week in my first semester and then once a week in the second, has been such a benefit, helping me through my teacher training. Without meeting all the other students, going through the same situation, I don't think I would have been as happy and fulfilled on my course. It also helps that all our tutors have been tutors in the Further Education/ Lifelong Learning Sector and completely understood our concerns, worries and stresses throughout the year and helped us focus on and realise our own achievements and successes!"

(Student Profile)

Brigette Neita-Bailey

"University of Greenwich is one of London’s most prestigious places of study. This is because they take pride in the quality of their services and had a ‘student-centred’ approach. The things I enjoyed best at the University of Greenwich were the teaching and learning experiences. The tutors and staff were very supportive, polite and had a passion for what they were doing. As a trainee teacher this was an inspiration for me to experience and it gave me an opportunity to emulate good practice. The facilities were modern and self sufficient for students to access and use efficiently. The opening hours of the library at Avery Hill Campus were convenient to suit part-time and full-time students."


(Scholarship)

Fast Forward Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Our Fast Forward Master's Scholarship will provide £5000 support which can be taken either as a discount from the normal fee or a cash bursary.Up to 80 scholarships will be available across the university.Criteria and who can apply?- Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.- Available for part time programmes. Part time fees will be split across the first two years of study.- Students will need to have a declared household income of £40,000 or less, and will be asked to demonstrate this by providing certain information as requested by the university.- Students funded by Student Finance England (SFE) will need to ensure that SFE have "consent to share" their household income assessment with the university.- Students who receive funding from Student Finance Services European Team, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland will be asked to by the University to provide documents from their funding provider to verify their household income.- Fees will be subject to a 5% prompt payment discount if paid in full by the end of September 2016. Other fee waivers (for example the Alumni and First Class Honours waivers) will not be payable in addition to Fast Forward Master's Scholarships.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.

Application Procedure

Before applying for this scheme you must first make an application for an eligible University of Greenwich Master's programme.Applications for Fast Forward Master's Scholarships will be addressed to check whether:- They meet the eligibility tests as summarised above and as set out more fully in the self-check eligibility test (see below)- They are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree.Those applications which pass this assessment will result in scholarship offers, on a first come/ first serve basis. These offers will be conditional on the achievement of a first or upper second class degree.

Further Information

http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/finance/postgraduate/scholarships/fastforward



Entry Requirements

A level 3 qualification in a vocational subject (PCE) • Degree in a relevant subject with a minimum 2:2 (PGCE) • Degree in a relevant subject with a minimum 2:1 (PGCE FE) AND GCSE English at minimum grade C (or equivalent). You will be required to attend an interview, undertake generic/specialist screening assessment, undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.

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