University of Bolton: Post Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ (Masters Level) Art, Creative Practice and Performance (Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE)
|Institution||University of Bolton View institution profile|
|Department||Education and Teacher Training|
Do you have a bachelor’s degree in a creative or performance subject and wish to teach people aged 14 and over? If you want to inspire and educate others in your specialist subject, this nationally-recognised Master’s level teaching qualification opens the door to teaching and assessing in further and higher education, work-based learning, pre-employment training and more.
Teaching is a challenging and rewarding career, and it’s not limited to schools. Further education and sixth form colleges, adult and community education, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning are also environments where talented teachers are needed. If you’re already qualified in an area such as art and design, special effects, dance, theatre, or performing arts, then this course offers you the skills and knowledge needed to teach your specialist subject to people aged 14 and above. Offering 60 credits at Master’s level that can be transferred to a full Master’s award, it’s designed to show your ability to work independently at a high level in the field of education.
This is a pre-service Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course – you don’t need prior experience of teaching or current employment in education. Through a combination of traditional study and work-based learning, you’ll be able to explore the key theories and techniques of teaching, learning and assessment. We’ll support you as you discover how to apply them in practice, how you can mould them to the teaching of your specialist subject and how they link into current research in education.
We’ll guide you as you learn to plan lessons, deliver classes, assess your students’ performances and provide constructive feedback. Our expert and supportive tutors will work to help you become an expert, engaging and inclusive teacher with high standards of professionalism.
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|Qualification||Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE|
|Level||RQF Level 7|
You must have at least an Upper Second Class (2:1) Honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject that is related to art, creative practice or performance; for instance, Art and Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Fine Art, Performing Arts, or Dance. If your degree is not from a recognised UK higher education institution advice will be taken from the International Office on comparability.
If you have an HND, Foundation Degree or DipHE, then you will need to look at the Generic pathways. Please see our CertEd Certificate in Education 14+ (Generic) course details.
If you have a Lower Second Class (2:2) or Third Class Honours degree (or equivalent), please see our PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ (Art, Creative Practice and Performance).
You'll be required to attend an interview as part of the application process. This will involve written diagnostic tests for English/literacy and mathematics/numeracy, a short oral presentation, and a face-to-face interview.
This course involves working unsupervised with children and/or vulnerable adults and you must gain an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before starting your studies. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service.
You'll need to provide satisfactory references, a satisfactory health declaration and a satisfactory student agreement prior to enrolment on the course.
If English isn't your first language you'll also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you don't have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent) by applying for our English Foundation Programme.
Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course:
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