For teaching at Post 16 Level:
Professional Certificate in Education (PCET)
Posfessional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
These qualifications incorporate Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Certificate and Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector and are intended for those who wish to teach in the Post 16 (Post Compulsory Education and Training) sector.
This programme provides initial training of a high quality for practicing tutors and trainers in post compulsory education and training.
The mode of study is part-time flexible learning with study days built into the programme for students who wish to take part in meetings and join other students for sharing experiences of good practice and discussing assignments.
What will I gain?
A nationally recognised teaching qualification from the University of Greenwich that includes the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. This is an award for teaching adults (i.e. 16+). You are able to graduate and receive your award at the University of Greenwich. The course qualifies you to teach students aged 16 and above, in further and higher education. It also leads to Qualified Teacher Status, Learning and Skills.(QTLS).
Part-time: 2 Years Flexible
This programme provides initial training of a high quality for practicing tutors and trainers in post compulsory education and training. The demands of employers in the education sector are changing, this course will help you as a tutor meet such demands.
The course is ideally suited for those with some previous teaching experience or current teaching. Those wishing to take the PGCE must have a degree, which if not in their teaching subject area, must be supported by qualifications relevant to your subject area. Those wishing to take the Cert Ed must have qualifications relevant to their subject area.
You will need to have 100 hours teaching in place over the two year period before the commencement of the course. We can arrange teaching practice if required, but cannot guarantee to provide teaching practice for students because of the potential range of subjects in FE. A minimum of 50 hours must be completed in the first year of study.
You will also need to achieve a recent Level 2 qualification (GCSE or equivalent) in English and Maths by the end of the course to gain full Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status.
University of Greenwich
If you would like to be considered for a place on the course, please complete the application form and return it to the address shown.
Successful applicants will be invited to interview and enrolment at the next available opportunity.
Phase 1 Units
Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Understanding and Managing Behaviour in the Learning Environment
Applying Theories and Principles for Planning and Enabling Inclusive
Learning and Teaching
Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Enabling Learning through Assessment
Phase 2 Units
Curriculum Design and Implementation of Inclusive Practice
Subject Specialist Study
Wider Professional Practice
Continuing Personal and Professional Development
Each phase is worth 60 credits and takes 1 year.
There are exit points available for those who wish to be awarded the independent qualifications of Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector or Certificate of Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
Methods of Study
Students study independently from home with occasional meetings and study sessions. This requires students to be organised and able to manage their own study.
There is an assessment attached to each unit. You will be assessed on your ability to:
• Teach or train in a variety of contexts (different subjects, different levels, different teaching and learning methods.)
• Teach or train groups of no fewer than 8.
• Assess individual student needs and plan sessions that take account of these.
• Access computing facilities for word processing and resource production.
• Observe the teaching of others.
• Investigate the experience of a student of course/institution selection and induction and the institutional arrangements for this.
All of the above form assessment criteria, or are essential for assignments on the course.
Successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) can enable students to progress to Education based Foundation Degrees, HNDs or equivalent Level 4 courses.
Successful completion of the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) can enable students to progress to the Masters in Education (International Masters Programme) at Plymouth University.
These courses include the sector endorsed PTLLS, CTLLS and DTLLS. They allow you to study in your own time, without the need to commit to regular attendance at College.
For the academic year 2013/2014, Truro and Penwith College and the University of Greenwich will be charging tuition fees to home students of £4500*pa.
For 2013/14, students starting part-time ITT courses can apply to Student Finance England for a Tuition Fee Loan, which is only repayable once earnings exceed £25,000pa. There is an online Student Finance Calculator available to help you determine what you are entitled to.
* Please check nearer to the start of your course to confirm the amount. Please note Tuition Fees may rise in line with inflation and are subject to verification.
Programme Leader Telephone: 01736 335033
St Clare Street