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Early Years and Primary (Flexible) (Professional Graduate Certificate of Education)

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  • Entry requirements
    Compulsory Requirements Applicants should have attained GCSEs in English Language, Mathematics and a science at grade C or above. Recent experience in mainstream UK schools in the chosen age range is essential. Standard Entry In addition to the above, the usual entry requirements are one from the following: A good honours degree from a UK university 1 of 2 (normally at 2.1 or above) or A recognised equivalent qualification. Other: Within the previous year, and prior to interview, applicants must have at least 10 - 15 days of experience in mainstream UK schools in Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1 and/or Key Stage 1/2 which should be clearly described on the application form. Any prior experience in supporting the educational opportunities of children in the 3-11 year age range should also be given in detail.
  • Academic Title
    Early Years and Primary (Flexible) (Professional Graduate Certificate of Education)
  • Course description
    COURSE INFORMATION

    The subjects studied are delivered through web-based modules in two distinct parts (1&2), supported by the university. ICTcompetence and access to a personal computer with broadband internet facility are essential requirements.

    Following the needs analysis and the successful completion of preliminary academic studies combined with school experience, students have the opportunity to carry out their first assessed school placement. (Part 1) Further extended study follows culminating in a final assessed block school placement. A pass outcome with regard to the evidence students present against the National Teaching Standards is required for successful completion of the course (Part 2).

    PGCE 'Flexi' Students gain a good knowledge and understanding of the Early Years and Primary National Curriculum, whilst obtaining a broad range of experiences.

    You will be expected to demonstrate your ability to work independently as a self motivated distance learner with support from your curriculum and professional tutors on line. There is a compulsory "face to face" training weekend in each part of your course.

    This is a route for highly motivated people, from all walks of life, to have the opportunity to enter a hugely rewarding profession. In following this route you will receive an excellent introduction to the teaching profession.

    MODULE INFORMATION
    Year 1 Modules

    TE0607 General Professional Studies (, 30 Credits)

    TE0608 Assessed School Placements (, 30 Credits)

    TE0609 Curriculum Studies Part One (, 30 Credits)

    TE0610 Curriculum Studies Part Two (, 30 Credits)

    TE0607 General Professional Studies (, 30 Credits)

    TE0608 Assessed School Placements (, 30 Credits)

    TE0609 Curriculum Studies Part One (, 30 Credits)

    TE0610 Curriculum Studies Part Two (, 30 Credits)

    TE0607 General Professional Studies (, 30 Credits)

    TE0608 Assessed School Placements (, 30 Credits)

    TE0609 Curriculum Studies Part One (, 30 Credits)

    TE0610 Curriculum Studies Part Two (, 30 Credits)
    Year 2 Modules

    TE0203 PGCE: English in Primary Education (, 20 Credits)

    TE0204 PGCE: Mathematics in Primary Education (Flexible) (, 20 Credits)

    TE0205 PGCE: Science in Primary Education (Flexible) (, 20 Credits)

    TE0206 PGCE: Information and Communication Technology (, 10 Credits)

    TE0208 Flexible PGCE: General Professional Studies (, 10 Credits)

    TE0209 Assessed School Placement (1) (, 10 Credits)

    TE0210 Assessed School Placement (2) (, 20 Credits)

    TE0211 PGCE:- Foundation Subjects in Primary Education (, 10 Credits)

    TE0607 General Professional Studies (, 30 Credits)

    TE0608 Assessed School Placements (, 30 Credits)

    TE0609 Curriculum Studies Part One (, 30 Credits)

    TE0610 Curriculum Studies Part Two (, 30 Credits)

    TE0607 General Professional Studies (, 30 Credits)

    TE0608 Assessed School Placements (, 30 Credits)

    TE0609 Curriculum Studies Part One (, 30 Credits)

    TE0610 Curriculum Studies Part Two (, 30 Credits)

    COURSEWORK AND ASSESSMENT

    The content of the course will reflect the curricular requirements of the National Curriculum for England.

    There will also be tasks and assignments that will relate to the extended life of a school, educational theory and a wider understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the teacher.

    Assessed school placements must be undertaken either in the North East or in the London borough of Newham partnership schools.

    SELECTION

    Candidates should be aware that this is a programme designed for students unable to access traditional ITT programmes who have the skills or experience to be a motivated distance learner. Candidates must be in a position to undertake two assessed placements in our Partnership Schools either in the greater Newcastle area or the London borough of Newham for 5 weeks (Part 1) and 8 weeks (Part 2) At interview applicants will attend a detailed presentation about the course and then be expected to make a brief presentation, enter into group discussion and complete written tasks. An individual interview will be conducted with a member of the University education staff and a local headteacher.

    Applicants must have a rationale for wishing to undertake a Flexi Programme rather than a full-time PGCE and be prepared to discuss this at interview.

    Any offer of a place is conditional upon satisfactory police clearance and medical report.

    CAREERS
    Most PGCE trainees are successful in entering teaching straight away. Career opportunities include teaching in maintained and independent infant, nursery junior, primary, first and middle schools, as well as in other areas of education, such as Children's Centres.

    FUNDING
    Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and receive information as to potential financial support for this course. Further information may be available from the TDA website.

    OTHER INFO
    Equal opportunities

    As one of the UK's largest Higher Education institutions, Northumbria University has a diverse international and multicultural community and is committed to providing equal opportunity to all regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, marital status, family responsibility, mental, physical or sensory disability, political or religious beliefs and activities.

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