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PGCE (part-time evening) Teacher Training for Post-16 Further Education

COURSE OVERVIEW

This two-year nationally recognised qualification, validated by the University of Brighton, is for those who are unqualified, but are currently working in teaching or training with post-16 learners. You are also eligible for this course if you do not currently teach, but have secured 50 or more hours of teaching or training for the coming academic year.
The course offers two distinct routes – ProfGCE and Certificate in Education – and which route you will study on depends upon your previous highest level of qualification (see Entry requirements tab for further details). However, both are formal qualifications that allow the recipient to teach Post-16 education in formal education settings, such as FE colleges, Sixth Form colleges, and private training institutions.
The course consists of one evening of lessons a week, for 30 weeks. The new framework, requires trainees to secure a total of 250 placement teaching hours. 150 of which need to be solo teaching, 20 hours of synchronous online teaching and supported by two mentors within a Post-16 teaching or training institution. Lessons are delivered face-to-face at our central Brighton campus, with some sessions being delivered as distance “blended” sessions.
Our part-time courses are “in-service” which means that we expect students to either be employed in an educational institution already, or be able to secure their own teaching placement – we do not find placements for students on this route.
If you are interested in moving into teaching or training in this sector but have no teaching hours in place, then the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, or full time PGCE may be appropriate alternative routes.

FURTHER INFORMATION

ProfGCE:
The course offers two distinct routes – ProfGCE and Certificate in Education – and which route you will study on depends upon your previous highest level of qualification:
  • An Undergraduate degree
  • A Level 2 qualification in English language and a Level 2 maths at grade 4/C or above
  • A secured teaching placement of 50 hours minimum per year
  • A secured mentor who is PGCSE qualified and ideally works within your discipline
  • Successful interview

Certificate in Education:

  • No formal qualification is necessary, but a Level 3 in Education and Training is desirable
  • A Level 2 qualification in English language at grade 4/C or above. Level 2 maths at a grade 4/C is desirable
  • A secured teaching placement of 50 hours minimum per year
  • A secured mentor who is PGCE qualified, and ideally works within your discipline
  • Successful interview

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