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Lifelong Learning Sector, PGCE


Course Description

This Lifelong Learning teacher education programme leads to the required qualification for those who intend to teach in further education colleges, sixth-form colleges, adult education centres, art colleges, health care 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 full-time programme takes place in a placement college where students complete a minimum of 100 hours of teaching experience. In Phase 1, you will be attached to a placement college of further education or similar institution for three days a week to observe and undertake teaching in your subject area. You will be supported and assessed by a mentor and a tutor at the university. You will attend the university for the remaining two days of the week. 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. You will specialise in your chosen subject during your placement and through your assignments. Study at the university, meanwhile, focuses on pedagogic skills and underpinning knowledge and provides a space for you to explore the relationship between theory and practice.

We are currently able to offer placements to full-time students, in the following subject areas: Art and design art (3D/2D); Beauty; Business; Catering; Childcare; Construction; English; ESOL; Graphic design; Hairdressing; Health and social care; IT and computing; Law; Leisure and tourism; Literacy; Media studies; Music technology; Numeracy; Performing arts; Photography; Psychology; Science; Sociology; Sports science.

The distance learning mode offers you the opportunity to study flexibly in your free time. You will be given study guides to work through and receive extra support via our virtual learning environment, where you can access course material and interact with tutors and other students. You will also be supported by a personal tutor throughout the programme. Mentors supporting will be responsible for carrying out three teaching observations a year and regular progress meetings.

The aims of the programme are:

- To provide initial training for prospective teachers and trainers

- To respond to the changing needs of employers in the lifelong learning sector

- To encourage the growth of professionalism in the lifelong learning sector.

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

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.

What you'll study

- Professional Development Portfolio
- Theories of Learning, Behaviour and Inclusion
- Policy and Curriculum Issues
- Research and Scholarship for the Development of Subject Specialist Expertise
- Professional Development Portfolio

Fees and finance

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 based on coursework and teaching observations.

Career options

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

Find out how to apply here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply

Visit the Lifelong Learning Sector, 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 degree in a relevant subject with a minimum classification of 2:2 for entry onto the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Prof); A degree in a relevant subject with a minimum classification of 2:1 for entry onto the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE FE) AND GCSE English at minimum grade C (or equivalent).

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