Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies

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  • Objectives
    To develop teacher knowledge, skills and approaches to secure improved pupil performance; develop participants’ ability to contribute to school improvement; to offer a progressive framework for teacher development from NQT to skilled teacher and subject leader, then senior manager.
  • Entry requirements
    Normally qualified teachers working in primary, special or secondary schools in the United Kingdom, preferably with at least one year of teaching experience.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies
  • Course description
    Course modules

    Certificate students are required to complete a course of study leading to a portfolio of evidence (4,000 words in total), and an extended curriculum study or action research report (4,000 words).

    Each single module may involve formal teaching sessions, distance learning activities, school-based research or evaluation. Courses are available in:

    -Teaching English and Issues in English Education
    -Teaching Mathematics and Issues in Mathematics Education
    -Teaching Science and Issues in Science Education
    -Issues in Geography Education
    -Issues in History Education
    -Education for Citizenship
    -Early Years Education
    -Philosophy and Practice of Nurture Groups
    -SEN/SpLD including Dyslexia
    -Understanding and Supporting Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

    Teaching and assessment methods

    Students attend lectures, seminars and workshops up to a maximum of 60 hours. A similar amount of time is spent on classroom application or school-based evaluation activities, which contribute to the portfolio of evidence required for accreditation. Most certificate courses are assessed by a portfolio plus a curriculum or action research study

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