Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Level 7 (1)

Start Date
Level
7
Course Course
P00230
Area
Childcare & Education
Campus
City Campus

About this Course

The course provides opportunities for learners to obtain a recognised teaching qualification and progression towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status in the Post 16/Further Education sector.

Key Units

Year 1

  • Introduction to Teaching, Learning & Assessment (Levels 4/5)
  • Professional Practice 1 (Levels 4/5)
  • The Learner Experience (Levels 4/5)

Year 2
  • Extending Teaching for Learning (Levels 5/7)
  • Exploring Your Specialist Context (Levels 5/7)
  • Professional Practice 2 (Levels 5/7)

Entry Requirements

Certificate in Education
  • Level 3 qualification in chosen specialist area
  • GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent), grade C and above
  • IELTS score 7.0 or above for international applicants
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • A minimum of 120 hours teaching over the duration of the course
PGCE in Education: Post 16 and FE
  • A degree in your specialist area - we normally accept a 2:2 classification or above
  • GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent), grade C and above
  • IELTS score of 7.0 or above for international applicants
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • A minimum of 120 hours teaching over the duration of the course
On application, if the entry criteria are met then you will be invited to interview. This will involve a short, micro-teach session, an English and Maths initial assessment and a formal interview. You will also be asked to produce evidence of your qualifications at interview.

Assessment

You will be assessed using a number of different methods. This will include:

  • Written assignments
  • Reflective practice
  • Observations (you will undergo four formal observations each year)

Where does this Lead

The Certificate in Education is a professional qualification designed for people who wish to teach in a post 16 and Further Education context. You will therefore be equipped and qualified for a teaching role in a suitable organisation.

Future Opportunities

There are many opportunities to progress within both teaching and academia. Graduates will be able to progress to Masters level study and beyond, and/or towards managerial roles within their place of work. 

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Mode of Attendance
Part-time:1 day (6 hours) per week. 180 contact hours per year, 60 teaching hours per year.


In-service trainees will be expected to provide evidence that their employer supports their application and will provide the required number of lead teaching hours and other support as specified (namely, a suitable mentor).

The Sheffield college have a collaborative partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and for part-time, Pre-Service trainees, they will be actively working with you to source and facilitate your placement requirements. They will require certain information to enable this to happen, and will be in touch with you as necessary. 

Fees and Further Information
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If you have any further queries please email the Higher Education Unit via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk leaving your name, contact details and the title of the course you are interested in together with a brief summary of your query. Alternatively, you can call the College on 0114 260 2600.

How to Apply
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Office for Students
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