The School of Education is one of the largest in the UK and is an internationally recognised research centre. Our courses are informed by our cutting-edge research, as well as by current educational policy. Our teaching has been rated 24/24 by the QAA, and students can tailor most programmes to pursue their own professional interests.rt) to research degrees (MPhil, PhD, EdD) and PGCE teacher training. We are proud of the support we offer students to help them thrive within our academic community and get the most from student life.
We offer over 30 courses, from undergraduate (BA) and postgraduate (MA, MEd, MSc, PGCert) to research degrees (MPhil, PhD, EdD) and PGCE teacher training. We are proud of the support we offer students to help them thrive within our academic community and get the most from student life.
What you study
On completion of the programme, you will be able to:
* Demonstrate competence in all aspects of the design, delivery, assessment and evaluation of teaching in Post-compulsory Education and Training (PCET)
* Demonstrate a familiarity with selected policy developments in PCET
* Demonstrate a familiarity with historical and political perspectives on PCET
* Demonstrate a familiarity with selected curriculum issues in PCET
* Use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities:
be able to communicate the results of their work orally and in writing;
present a structured and coherent simple argument;
be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the discipline;
gather and evaluate relevant qualitative and/or quantitative data;
* Demonstrate an ability to evaluate your own professional practice and that of others
* Appreciate your strengths and weaknesses both as learners and as teachers;
* Identify requirements and opportunities for your continuing professional and intellectual development
The programme also aims to build on your previous experience and current practice through course assignments and course project work.
A description of the course can also be found on the department's website.
How you study
You will take three modules in the first year, of differing credit-weighting but all intended to help you in your teaching. One of these focuses on the design, deliver, assessment and evaluation of teaching and training; a second focuses on your learning skills; you have a choice of several modules (psychology, information technology, basic skills, and working one-to-one) for your third first year module.
In the second year, you will also take three modules. This time, we will focus on the context of the learning and skills sector, your professional development, and again a choice from the list above. We will visit you in both years on at least three occasions, to work with you to develop your teaching and reflective capabilities. You will have the chance to learn from your fellow students as well.
One of your modules is at Masters level, enabling you to gain credit towards a Masters degree, should you wish to pursue this