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Post-compulsory Education - PGCE

Course Description

This course offers participants the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to helping future generations of students to improve their life chances. The teaching team at Newport have a huge range of experience in a variety of post-compulsory settings in the UK and overseas.

The Post-compulsory Education PGCE is for you if you are a graduate from a relevant subject looking to gain a nationally recognised qualification to work in further education and the broader post-compulsory sector.

On the course you will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of successful practice in Post-compulsory Education and your confidence as a professional practitioner. At the University of South Wales, you will be encouraged to take responsibility for planning and managing your professional experiences and development as the course progresses, with the guidance of your personal tutor and your subject specialist workplace mentor. You will also experience a supported placement in one of our partner colleges enabling you to develop professionally with the support of an experienced subject specialist mentor.

What you study
The structure of the course corresponds to the learning and teaching cycle, and includes identifying needs, planning for learning, managing learning, assessment and evaluation of learning. Other themes include diversity, equal opportunities, inclusive learning, curriculum and policies in Post-compulsory Education. You will be encouraged and supported in developing your skills and understanding in language, literacy, numeracy and ICT, to the professionally required level, by addressing the minimum core requirements in these areas.

This course, like all teacher education courses, develops a very wide range of skills and aptitudes that can be applied in many different settings, though the focus is on your own personal, professional development as a subject teacher in this sector.

Our trainee teachers are drawn from a wide range of subjects which reflect those currently offered in our partner further education colleges.

Where Next?
The qualification is recognised nationally as the requirement for teachers entering the post-compulsory sector, a very wide field that includes further education, adult and community education, work-based learning, the work of many voluntary organisations and community development.

Visit the Post-compulsory Education - PGCE page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

Entry Requirements

• A 2:1 degree or above is desirable, or a recognised equivalent, in a relevant subject area. If you are offering a vocational subject you are normally expected also to demonstrate that you have some relevant vocational experience. • Mathematics and English language GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) are desirable • Health Declaration and enhanced DBS check required as appropriate

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