Professional Graduate (PGCE) and Certificate (PCE) in Education with the University of Greenwich

Part Time

This course is for people who are working in the lifelong learning sector and would like to gain a professional and recognised teaching qualification.

Are there any additional costs involved?

There are no additional costs involved.

Entry Requirements

At least:

  •  Level 3 qualification in the subject/vocational area in which you will be teaching or training.
  • Level 2 in English and Maths (includes language, literacy and numeracy qualifications).
  • 30 - 50 hours practical teaching in phase 1.
  • 50 - 70 hours practical teaching in phase 2 (minimum of 100 hours for the whole programme).

Accreditation of prior achievement which was completed no more than five years previously can give exemption up to 25% of the course.

How will I be taught?

Students will be supported through:

  • Itchen College based tutorials
  • Skype based tutorials
  • Individual observations of teaching practise
  • Greenwich website materials support

2 phases totalling 120 credits – generally covering two academic years.

Year one:

  • Professional Development Portfolio  part 1
  • Theories of learning, behaviour and inclusion (30 credits)

Year two:

  • Policy and Curriculum Issues (30 credits)
  • Research and Scholarship for the development of subject specialist expertise(30 credits)
  • Professional Development Portfolio part 2 (together with part 1 = 60 credits)

What does the course involve?

2 phases totalling 120 credits – generally covering two academic years.

Year one:

  • Professional Development Portfolio  part 1
  • Theories of learning, behaviour and inclusion (30 credits)

Year two:

  • Policy and Curriculum Issues (30 credits)
  • Research and Scholarship for the development of subject specialist expertise(30 credits)
  • Professional Development Portfolio part 2 (together with part 1 = 60 credits)

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