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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - Full Time

FE and Skills Sector

Course Summary

The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (ProfGCE) (FE&S) at Nescot is a one-year full-time course leading to a recognised level 6 teaching qualification, validated by the University of Greenwich. This course provides individuals with a professional teaching qualification for those with a degree and who would like to teach students aged 14 years or older in the FE & Skills sector.

The ProfGCE requires a 250-hour placement during the period of training, of which 150 hours are teaching practice and 20 hours investigating another curriculum area. Nescot will provide teaching practice placements for full time applicants. Placement places are limited and distributed on a first-come first-served basis.

This course is subject to successful validation.


Students are required to have GCSE pass (or equivalent) in Maths and English plus a Bachelor’s degree and at least a L3 qualification in the subject they wish to teach, if different to the degree. A degree with significant related content would also be considered.  If you are teaching or planning to teach in a SEND setting, a L2 SEND related qualification and/or relevant experience will be considered. You must also have, or acquire, a valid enhanced DBS, provide a suitable reference, have access to a suitable teaching placement and participate in an interview to assess suitability for teacher training.

It should be noted that:

  • Functional Skills is not deemed equivalent to GCSE and therefore not accepted as an entry qualification.  If a GCSE in English and/or Maths is not offered then equivalency tests or A star equivalency tests graded as a GCSE equivalent pass can be accepted.
  • If any qualification has been achieved overseas, then equivalency to all English qualifications (including maths & English) may need to be sought, eg through ENIC.

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.

In addition to meeting the entry requirements you will need to complete one of the scenarios below to discuss at interview. If you are from a SEND setting, please complete the SEND scenario.

You will also be asked to produce a piece of writing as an assessment task set by the admissions tutor at interview.

This award will fully qualify you to teach post-14 and in the FE and Skills Sector.

Fees for 2024/25 Entry

£7,700*

* Exam fees included.

Full fee information here

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: YES (Higher Education funding available)

Fees are for 2024/25 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Teacher Trainees without a portable DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check are required to undergo a DBS for which there is a charge of £52. Full time students are able to add the cost of the DBS to their student maintenance loan.

Modules:

The ProfGCE incorporates the mandatory content for teaching qualifications in this sector and additional content to support your continued professional development. The full list of modules is:

  • Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
  • Classroom & Behaviour Management
  • Subject Specific Pedagogy
  • Professional Development 1
  • Professional Development 2
  • Developing Resources & Digital Skills
  • Reflective Practice & Professionalism
  • Exploring the Curriculum

Each week, you will participate in 12 hours of taught sessions at Nescot on a Thursday & Friday (10am-4.45pm); 8 hours of teaching practice in an approved setting; and approximately 6 hours of independent study.

Assessment

The course includes both formative and summative assessments and practice is assessed by lesson observations. All modules are assessed via coursework and aim to facilitate professional development. The qualification is awarded with a pass, merit or distinction classification.

Students on a NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer.

A full programme specification will be made available on the website. Please note reforms nationally for all teacher training programmes come into effect from September 2024. Therefore, our programmes are subject to validation with the University of Greenwich.


For more information, please contact Judith Lawler, by email: jlawler@nescot.ac.uk, or phone 0208 394 3307.

Click here to go to our university-level information and support pages.


Disclaimer:

This Nescot College course information sheet describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2024. The pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated – 29/01/2024

Overview

  • Course Code:

    N6769

  • Study type:

    Full Time

  • Award:

    Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

  • Awarded by:

    University of Greenwich

  • Course length:

    One-year, full-time course comprising 12 hours (2 days) college attendance on a Thursday and Friday and 3 days teaching practice per week, for 30 weeks.

    End Date: May 2025

  • Start date:

    September 2024
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  • Course Code:

    N6769

  • Study type:

    Full Time

  • Award:

    Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

  • Awarded by:

    University of Greenwich

  • Course length:

    One-year, full-time course comprising 12 hours (2 days) college attendance on a Thursday and Friday and 3 days teaching practice per week, for 30 weeks.

    End Date: May 2025

  • Start date:

    September 2024

Students are required to have GCSE pass (or equivalent) in Maths and English plus a Bachelor’s degree and at least a L3 qualification in the subject they wish to teach, if different to the degree. A degree with significant related content would also be considered.  If you are teaching or planning to teach in a SEND setting, a L2 SEND related qualification and/or relevant experience will be considered. You must also have, or acquire, a valid enhanced DBS, provide a suitable reference, have access to a suitable teaching placement and participate in an interview to assess suitability for teacher training.

It should be noted that:

  • Functional Skills is not deemed equivalent to GCSE and therefore not accepted as an entry qualification.  If a GCSE in English and/or Maths is not offered then equivalency tests or A star equivalency tests graded as a GCSE equivalent pass can be accepted.
  • If any qualification has been achieved overseas, then equivalency to all English qualifications (including maths & English) may need to be sought, eg through ENIC.

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.

In addition to meeting the entry requirements you will need to complete one of the scenarios below to discuss at interview. If you are from a SEND setting, please complete the SEND scenario.

You will also be asked to produce a piece of writing as an assessment task set by the admissions tutor at interview.

This award will fully qualify you to teach post-14 and in the FE and Skills Sector.

Fees for 2024/25 Entry

£7,700*

* Exam fees included.

Full fee information here

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: YES (Higher Education funding available)

Fees are for 2024/25 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Teacher Trainees without a portable DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check are required to undergo a DBS for which there is a charge of £52. Full time students are able to add the cost of the DBS to their student maintenance loan.

Modules:

The ProfGCE incorporates the mandatory content for teaching qualifications in this sector and additional content to support your continued professional development. The full list of modules is:

  • Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
  • Classroom & Behaviour Management
  • Subject Specific Pedagogy
  • Professional Development 1
  • Professional Development 2
  • Developing Resources & Digital Skills
  • Reflective Practice & Professionalism
  • Exploring the Curriculum

Each week, you will participate in 12 hours of taught sessions at Nescot on a Thursday & Friday (10am-4.45pm); 8 hours of teaching practice in an approved setting; and approximately 6 hours of independent study.

Assessment

The course includes both formative and summative assessments and practice is assessed by lesson observations. All modules are assessed via coursework and aim to facilitate professional development. The qualification is awarded with a pass, merit or distinction classification.

Students on a NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer.

A full programme specification will be made available on the website. Please note reforms nationally for all teacher training programmes come into effect from September 2024. Therefore, our programmes are subject to validation with the University of Greenwich.


For more information, please contact Judith Lawler, by email: jlawler@nescot.ac.uk, or phone 0208 394 3307.

Click here to go to our university-level information and support pages.


Disclaimer:

This Nescot College course information sheet describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2024. The pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated – 29/01/2024

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