The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Post-compulsory) at Nescot is a one-year full-time course leading to a recognised level 6 teaching qualification, validated by the University of Greenwich.
The PGCE requires 100 hours of mandatory teaching practice during the period of training. Nescot will help to provide teaching practice placement for full time applicants. Placement places are limited and distributed on a first-come first-served basis.
Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer.
|Study Type:||Full Time|
|Academic Level:||Level 6|
|Awarded by:||University of Greenwich|
One-year, full time course comprising 12 hours (2 days) college attendance and 3 days teaching practice per week, for 30 weeks. The course runs on Thursday and Friday from September to May.
The PGCE incorporates the mandatory modules for teaching qualifications and additional modules to support your continued professional development. The full list of modules is:
The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year.
Teacher Trainees without a portable DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check are required to undergo a DBS. A charge of £52.00 is levied at enrolment. Full time students are able to add the costs of the DBS to their student maintenance loan.
Students are required to hold a degree in their subject specialism and an English GCSE at grade 4 or above, or equivalent. There is no formal entry requirement for numeracy or IT, however, support will be available for students wishing to achieve level 2 in both these areas by the end of the qualification. This may require some independent study. Also required is access to 100 hours of teaching practice over the two years. (See ’Other Information’ below.)
If you already hold a teaching or training qualification, please refer to the Tariff of Qualifications (ITT) Database for accreditation of prior learning and discuss with the admissions’ tutor at interview.
This award will fully qualify students to teach in the Education and Training Sector (formerly referred to as the Lifelong Learning Sector).
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This course sheet was updated on 1/3/17 and relates to the programme we intend to offer in September 2017. Every care has been taken to ensure that the information is correct at time of printing but the courses are subject to continuing development and changing circumstances that may necessitate the alteration or cancellation of courses.
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