Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Post-16 Teacher Education - Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Certificate in Education

A two-year practically-focused course that will develop your ability and confidence as a teacher.

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Key information

Course code: QUA005 Course type: Teacher Training, Part-time professional Duration: 30 Weeks Start date: 25 September 2018 Timetable:Start date TBC. Entry requirements: Level 2 English skills. Teaching hours and mentor in place plus experience in a school or training facility End qualification: ProfGCE and CertEd in Post-16 Teacher Education Awarding body: University of Brighton Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £3,000 per year

Course aims and areas

This two-year nationally recognised qualification, validated by the University of Brighton, is for people who are currently teaching/training in post-16 or who have 50 hours of such teaching/training confirmed for the coming academic year.

If you are interested in moving into teaching/training in this sector but have no teaching hours in place, then the Level 3 Award in Education and Training is appropriate.

This is a ‘blended’ course therefore not all sessions are delivered face to face.

This is an in-service qualification, although if you found a placement in order to study on this course, the qualification and experience gained would clearly help with securing employment. Successful applicants on the Cert Ed. have the option of transferring to the part-time BA (Hons) Professional Education Studies at the end of the course.

Course Units

There are five modules studied over two years focusing on teaching, learning and assessment. A range of effective teaching methods are covered and modelled, which you will put into practice in your observed sessions.

in Year 2 you have the opportunity to undertake an in-depth study of an aspect of your choice.

Why the MET?

Students on this course are enrolled at University of Brighton and at Brighton MET and therefore have access to facilities that both institutions provide for learners.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries, and the beach.

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

The cost and whether or not you have to pay for your course depends on your age, circumstances and educational history. To find out which category applies to you, please visit our course fees page by clicking below.

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  • Students on this course are also enrolled at University of Brighton and have access to facilities that both institutions provide for learners
  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
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