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Selby College: Pre-Service Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) (copy)

Institution Selby College
Department Education
Telephone 01757 211114
Study type Taught


What is the course about? The Professional and Post-Graduate Certificate in Education are 2 unique awards of the University of Huddersfield. On this course, you'll have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding needed to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, and the ability to identify your ongoing needs for professional development. The course helps to prepare you for playing a full part in the teaching, administrative, and curriculum development activities in colleges and in other education and training organisations. Which include sixth form, further, higher and adult education such as hospitals and the prison service, uniformed services such as the military and private training providers. Why study this course This is a 1 year full time programme running for the full academic year. The course allows you to focus on your particular subject specialist area with a significant amount of your learning happening whilst in placements which is normally spread over 2-3 days depending on timetables. The structure of in class study and teaching placement allows you to put theory into practice. The focus of this course is on practical teaching. You'll have the opportunity to gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals with support from tutors and mentors. You'll be supported to develop the necessary skills to become an outstanding teacher. You'll be taught through a wide range of teaching and learning methods and there's a wide range of assessment activity including the creation of resources to support learning, seminars, lectures and presentations. Observations are an integral part of the course and an online teaching portfolio is also required. Upon successful completion of this course, you'll be eligible to proceed, following a process of professional formation through the Society for Education and Training to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. This is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector. What will I study? The course is divided into modules, each addressing a different aspect of teaching and learning which will be supported by individual tutors and by a virtual learning environment. Year One: • Research informed Teaching, Learning and Assessment • Becoming a subject specialist tutor Year Two: • Policy and Professional issues • Being a subject specialist tutor Within those modules you will be required to keep and update an online e-portfolio and undertake 8 observed teaching and learning sessions with students. Please note that modules may be subject to change from year to year, due to curriculum updating/sector changes/changes in delivery staff specialisms or awarding body requirements. Attendance at the Subject Specialist Conference at the University of Huddersfield is also a course requirement. Further information regarding the conference will be made during interview.

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