• If you would like to teach post-14 learners in the Further Education (FE) and Skills Sector with a specialism, then this course is for you • The specialist pathways allow you to focus on a key subject area in English: Literacy, Maths, Engineering* or teaching learners with disabilities • We were rated 'Outstanding' in our most recent Ofsted inspection for the training and assessment of our trainees • You may be entitled to a bursary, depending on your degree classification. * Our Engineering pathway is currently subject to validation for September 2016 entry.
About this course:
This course will enable you to apply for Qualified Teacher of Learning and Skills (QTLS) via the Education and Training Foundation (formerly the Institute for Learning). Depending on your preference and prior experience, you can either specialise in English: Literacy, Maths, Engineering* or teaching learners with disabilities.
We will thoroughly prepare you for the practical demands of teaching in the FE & Skills sector within one academic year. The course will also provide you with 60 credits at masters level.
You’ll be based at the University for two days a week, where you’ll be taught in our specialist teacher training facilities. For two days a week, you’ll be on a teaching placement, and you’ll undergo a six-week block placement in February. You will also complete an alternative placement in a different setting which you are expected to have fulfilled before the course starts. This information will be relayed to you on pre-induction.
If you are interested in teaching post-14 learners in areas outside of English: Literacy, Maths, Engineering* and teaching learners with disabilities, then we also offer a generic PGCE Post-14 (Education and Training) course. Bursaries
There is a government initiative that currently provides bursaries for teaching English, Maths, and SEN disabled learners. The amount is dependent on your degree classification. Please see the Fees and finance section for further details.
You'll need an undergraduate degree with a minimum of a 2:2. For the English specialism you'll need an English language degree and for the Maths specialism you'll need a Maths degree or or a degree with a significant mathematical content. For the Special Needs specialism you can hold any degree but you must have an interest in special educational needs as you'll be placed in a special educational needs setting.
Recipient: University of Derby
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