University of Aberdeen: Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support
|Institution||University of Aberdeen View institution profile|
|Department||School of Education|
This online programme aims to develop knowledge and skills in the field of support and pastoral care. All participants are expected to have some practical experience to offer and have the opportunity to be involved in aspects of supporting young people in their educational workplace setting or other appropriate agency. This postgraduate programme is open to all professionals who have a caring role with young people. It meets the continuing professional development needs of those who wish to extend their skills and knowledge into new areas of guidance, care and support which pertain within their establishment, but in particular, within an educational setting.
View the programme page to find out about any scholarships and funding you may be able to apply for.
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
Entry requirements for this programme like all other PGT programmes is a 2:2 or better from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted at the discretion of the Programme Director subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of experience, appropriate to the field of study.
A wide range of assessment instruments are deployed within and across courses to ensure the validity, reliability and vitality of assessment in support of personal growth and professional development.
Formative assessment is an important component of modules and programmes. Formative assessment may involve tutor, peer or self-assessment. Formatives are worth 25% each and the summative submission is worth 50% of the final grade.
Students and tutors work in a MyAberdeen virtual leading environment. A reasonable ability in ICT will therefore be necessary to cope with blended or e-learning delivery. Communication by web cam will be expected in addition. Modules will be taken on a part-time basis and participants are required to reach PG Diploma level (120credits) normally within 2 years - 3 at the outset. It is expected that participants will have had some practical experience to share, be willing to work collaboratively in study buddy groups on set discussion tasks and have the opportunity to be involved in aspects of support in their workplace setting or other appropriate agency.
|Channel Islands||640 GBP for Credit|
|EU||640 GBP for Credit|
|Scotland||640 GBP for Credit|
|England||640 GBP for Credit|
|Wales||640 GBP for Credit|
|Northern Ireland||640 GBP for Credit|
|International||1850 GBP for Credit|
University of Aberdeen
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