This one-year programme of initial teacher training/education is specifically designed for those wanting to teach in post-compulsory contexts.
It has been designed to accommodate the learning and development requirements of teachers, lecturers, vocational trainers in industry, commerce or other professions such as higher, further, adult, community and nurse education, school sixth forms and for those delivering the 14-19 curriculum within a school or other setting. The PGCE programme addresses a range of teaching subjects and vocational areas and is suitable for those wishing to teach in the post-compulsory or the lifelong learning sector.
We aim to:
Enable you to explore, build on and further develop the professional skills, set of competencies, knowledge and understanding needed for successful teaching and training in the post-compulsory education and training sector. Develop knowledge and understanding of the skills required to engage learners, promote learning and maximise learning potential. Introduce you to the factors needed to be considered in order to promote an inclusive learning environment and meet the needs of a diverse range of learners with individual learning needs. Provide you with the opportunity to review educational debates, investigate issues surrounding teaching and learning and develop higher level analytic and empirical skills and research capacity/competency. Explore a range of sources and empirical data that impact on teaching and learning in post-compulsory education and training. Prepare teachers for the post compulsory sector who are reflexive and committed to the profession. All above aims are cognisance of prevailing policy within the sector.
This course provides you with an opportunity to review educational debates, investigate issues surrounding learning and teaching, and develop higher level analytic and empirical skills. It will provide substantive learning and practical opportunities for professional practice and training.
The full-time course marks the beginning of a period of professional development which will extend into your career as a teacher.
The overall aims of the course are to prepare you for the role as an autonomous professional, who views teaching as a co-operative enterprise and to recognise the need for continuing professional development.
"When I decided to do a PhD my priority was to work with a supervisor whose work I knew and respected. Cardiff is a world class centre for the social sciences and is getting better all the time. The growth of the School means that many leading figures' names I only knew from their literature are now based here. Studying here was certainly the best decision I've made."
Mike Harper (Education)
I recently retired from working in the Welsh Assembly Government’s Education Department and felt I could bring my experience to postgraduate research. I also felt that a PhD could offer me an opportunity to develop new interests and open up the possibility of a new career in research post-retirement. I am funded by a studentship sponsored by the Welsh Assembly Government through the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Teaching and Learning Research Programme.
Pamela Robinson (Labour Governance Structures)
My decision to come and study in Cardiff was based on the knowledge and expertise of research teaching staff at this School, which most definitely stood out from other universities I had considered. To initiate a PhD research project is a huge undertaking, and I was able to benefit from the academic insight, support and commitment from staff here, making it possible for me to develop the ideas and concepts explored in my Masters thesis, the Corporate Social Responsibility of UK Supermarkets, into the study I am engaged in today. My first fieldwork study on banana plantations in Costa Rica was immensely rewarding and I returned with huge amounts of data, an incredible experience which my supervisors helped orchestrate. My studies here have influenced the way I see my career developing and I very much hope to be able to continue researching labour inequalities in global supply chains in the future.
Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships
No. of awards TBC
“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.
We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.