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PGCE (incorporating the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector)


Course Description

This programme aims to provide graduates with the opportunity to develop professional knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to become teachers, tutors and/or trainers in the lifelong learning sector (post-16 education and training).

This PGCE is a nationally recognised teaching qualification. In further education colleges, all new staff are now expected to achieve the PGCE (incorporating the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) within four years of taking up a post and five years to achieve QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills).

The programme consists of eight core modules:

Processes of learning and teaching (preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector and planning and enabling learning)
- Enabling learning and assessment
- Theories and principles for planning and enabling learning
- Continuing personal and professional development
- Curriculum design for inclusive practice
- Wider professional practice
Plus two enhancement modules

Entry Requirements

Bachelors or Masters degree in a relevant subject. National Test in Adult Literacy and Numeracy pass at Level 2, Numeracy and ICT pass at level 1.

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