This programme leads to a Professional Certificate or Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training - the main recognised qualification for the post-14 sector in the UK. It can count towards Diploma, Degree and Masters programmes.
The programme will develop your knowledge and practical skills in designing, delivering and assessing post-compulsory learning programmes. It is ideal for teachers, lecturers or trainers. This programme was one of the first in the UK to be endorsed by the Further Education National Training Organisation (FENTO). The programme is offered in association with the following colleges: Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Derwentside, Gateshead, East Durham and Houghall Community College, Hartlepool, New College Durham, Tynemetropolitan, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Stockton Riverside, City of Sunderland and Tameside.
Foundation Certificate in PCET
* Introduction to Planning and Managing: Teaching and Learning
* Practical Teaching and Professional Development 1
Intermediate Certificate in PCET
* Developing Theories of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
* Practical Teaching and Professional Development 2
Professional Graduate/Certificate in PCET
* Contextualising Policy and Curriculum
* Enhancing Learning through Innovation and Change
* Practical Teaching and Professional Development 3
Teaching and Assessment
You will be taught by methods that encourage you to reflect on your professional development and in ways which will help you to engage with relevant educational research and policy developments. These consist of lectures, seminars, tutorials, directed learning, student centred learning, group work and independent research.
Assessment is carried out through assignments, group work, reports, seminars, presentations and observed teaching practice.
Your Professional Certificate or Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training will open up employment prospects throughout the post-complusory sector.