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  • Objectives
    Highly praised by Ofsted, and leading to Qualified Teacher Status, this nationally-recognised award is endorsed by SUUK (part of Lifelong Learning UK), and provides teacher training geared towards the post-compulsory sector It helps you develop the knowledge, skills and attributes identified within the LLUK Standards for Teaching and Supporting Learning You can take a Generic route designed for a wide range of post-compulsory subjects, or an Integrated route, which offers a Level 4 qualification for aspiring teachers of Adult Basic Skills: ESOL, Numeracy and Literacy You'll be placed in a local FE college for two days per week, and you'll also get to go on two block placements during the year - you are supported and supervised by college teacher mentors, as well as by a University Personal Tutor whom you meet on a weekly basis
  • Entry requirements
    You must be sure that you wish to embark on a career of teaching in Post-Compulsory Education before applying for this course You should normally possess a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in the subject you wish to teach For the Adult Basic Skills pathway, you should normally possess a Level 3 Literacy or Numeracy qualification, however we will examine qualifications on an individual basis Vocational experience within the subject area is highly valued and taken into consideration during the selection process We also expect you to research your subject area within the post-compulsory context, and to visit a further education establishment to make an informed decision about how your subject specialism fits into the national vocational framework We also require GCSE Maths and English Grade C or equivalent - or you could take a computer-based Key Skills Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy equivalency test
  • Academic Title
    PGCE Post-Compulsory Education
  • Course description
    Future prospects

    A current shortage of qualified lecturers points towards jobs for suitable candidates nationally

    Further Education teaching ranges from Adult Basic Skills to Higher National Diplomas and Foundation Degrees

    This postgraduate qualification offers 60 Masters-level credits that can be used towards any of our Masters degrees in the field of education

    Typical modules may include

    -In Generic Route:
    -Lesson plan analysis (teaching your subject specialism)
    -Curriculum Development in an Institutional Context (preparing a scheme of work, and researching an area of institutional provision)
    -In Integrated Adult Basic Skills Route:
    -Developing Numeracy Skills for Life, Work and Education (report on barriers to learning, case studies and ICT)
    -Basic Skills Numeracy Curriculum (investigation into implementation and aspects of ANCC in two institutions)
    -Methods and Skills in Teaching ESOL (including course book-based essay and case study-based essay)
    -Developing Literacy Skills for Life
    -Exploring Language and Literacy Variety
    -The Reflective Practitioner

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