PGCE (part-time evening) Teacher Training for post-16 Further Education - Central Brighton Campus

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional, Degree and university-level Campus: Central Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2021 Duration: 2 Years

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This two-year nationally recognised qualification, validated by the University of Brighton, is for those who are unqualified, but are currently working in teaching or training with post-16 learners. You are also eligible for this course if you do not currently teach, but have secured 50 or more hours of teaching or training for the coming academic year.

The course offers two distinct routes - ProfGCE and Certificate in Education - and which route you will study on depends upon your previous highest level of qualification (see Entry requirements tab for further details). However, both are formal qualifications that allow the recipient to teach Post-16 education in formal education settings, such as FE colleges, Sixth Form colleges, and private training institutions.

The course consists of one evening of lessons a week, for 30 weeks, and the expectation that each student will deliver a minimum of 50 hours of teaching per year within a teaching or training institution. Lessons are delivered face-to-face at our central Brighton campus, with some sessions being delivered as distance “blended” sessions.

Our part-time courses are “in-service” which means that we expect students to either be employed in an educational institution already, or be able to secure their own teaching placement - we do not find placements for students on this route.

If you are interested in moving into teaching or training in this sector but have no teaching hours in place, then the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, or full time PGCE may be appropriate alternative routes.

ProfGCE:

The course offers two distinct routes - ProfGCE and Certificate in Education - and which route you will study on depends upon your previous highest level of qualification: 

  • An Undergraduate degree
  • A Level 2 qualification in English language and a Level 2 maths at grade 4/C or above
  • A secured teaching placement of 50 hours minimum per year
  • A secured mentor who is PGCSE qualified and ideally works within your discipline
  • Successful interview 

Certificate in Education:

  • No formal qualification is necessary, but a Level 3 in Education and Training is desirable 
  • A Level 2 qualification in English language at grade 4/C or above. Level 2 maths at a grade 4/C is desirable
  • A secured teaching placement of 50 hours minimum per year
  • A secured mentor who is PGCE qualified, and ideally works within your discipline
  • Successful interview

Course content

This course consists of six modules, studied over two years.

Modules; 

  • An introduction to Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
  • Contemporary issues in Education and Training
  • Teaching Practice in Education and Training
  • Applied Learning Theory and Inclusive Practice
  • Wider Professional Practice in Education and Training
  • Practitioner Enquiry

The course content is expertly designed by the University of Brighton, to assist you in becoming a forward thinking and reflective practitioner. It is devised with local and national initiatives and legislation in mind, so that you can be confident that your working knowledge is based on current theory and practice.

Why the MET?

Students on this course are enrolled at both University of Brighton and at Brighton MET and therefore have access to facilities that both institutions provide for learners, including well-resources libraries, and Students Unions.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to providing you with the tools necessary to become an excellent teaching practitioner.

Our central campus, where the course is delivered, is right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, and within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities.

Facilities at Brighton MET

  • 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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