Postgraduate Certificates are one-year, part-time courses for educational professionals who want to acquire postgraduate-level skills and knowledge.
Each 60 credit PgCert consists of two units, which you select according to your chosen pathway.
You will decide your assignment themes together with your tutor, enabling you to organise your studies to suit your own career development aspirations and inform improvement within your organisation.
Intermediate qualifications available:
Advanced Professional Certificate in Education
Choose Behavioural Issues in Schools PgCert at Bedfordshire and:
- Study on a course designed for education professionals, which will help equip you to meet a diverse range of learning needs within your teaching environment, and to support your colleagues - Explore course content highly relevant to mainstream and special school practitioners alike, focusing on behavioural and learning needs of children and young people, and how potential barriers to learning can be removed - Develop your understanding of concepts, theories and approaches to student behaviour, behaviour management and inclusion in schools and on your potential for influencing change - Gain insight into challenging behaviours – causes and appropriate responses - Benefit from a qualification that could lead you into more specialist roles in Education (such as SENCO) and/or further study (eg the National Award for SEN Co-ordinators), and may also be used as the basis for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) claim into an MA Education course (Level 7).
Why choose this course?
This course will enable you to gain a better grasp of behaviour viewed as problematic in schools and other educational institutions, know how to address such behaviour and develop the skills to improve aspects of provision designed to support improved behaviour and, hence, learning and achievement also.
This is an online version of the course. All the materials are available through the Universitys web site so you will be able to study the whole course at a distance. Support from course tutors is available through the web site, by email or by telephone.
Career Management Skills
The course is specifically designed to enable students to develop a deep understanding of issues around behaviour in schools. It enables students to be able to assess and address behavioural issues as they arise, and to address behavioural policy at an institutional level. The course also frequently enables its graduates to feel they are in a good position to apply for positions of greater responsibility in schools/colleges.
Career/Further study opportunities
Typically graduates of this course either continue working in their own institutions or else are promoted to positions of greater responsibility. Graduates may also wish to continue their postgraduate study through a Masters qualification.