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Level 4 Certificate

Key Facts

Education

Duration: 2 years Campus: Wood Street

Level 5-7 Post Graduate Certificate

Education Post-14 PGCE

Career Progression Further Education Teaching Professional Average wage £41,594

Who is this course for? If you would like to teach post-14 learners in the Further Education (FE) and Skills Sector, then this course is for you. You will develop your teaching skills through a combination of practical teaching experiences and theoretical learning and discussions. This course is either in service or voluntary.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is also required at the point of accepting a place at the university.

What will I study?

What can the course lead to?

n Introductory Award in Education and Training

Progression from this course is very good, whether that is onto further study at masters level or into employment.

n Enhancing teaching, learning and assessment

Level 4

n Theories and principles of educational practice

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is also required at the point of accepting a place at the university. Level 5-7 You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) in a subject that is applicable to the Further Education and Skills sector, such as psychology, law, media, sports and music technology. You will also need GCSE grade C (4/5) or above in English language and maths (or Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy). 8

You will be assessed through assignments, reflective accounts, seminar discussions and 8 classroom based observations.

You will complete 6 modules over a 2 year period (3 Modules per year):

What qualifications or experience do I need? You will need a Level 3 in a subject that is applicable to the Further Education and Skills sector, such as psychology, law, media, sports and music technology. You will also need a GCSE grade C (4/5) or above in English language and maths (or Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy).

How will I be assessed?

n Subject specialist professional practice

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be eligible to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) via the Education and Training Foundation. An average salary is between £28,000 - £38,000 once qualified.

n Curriculum in context You’ll also choose one of the following optional modules: n Principles and practice of leadership and management in post-14 education n Post-14 teaching in schools and academics n Promoting and maintaining behaviour for learning n Learning technologies for education n Higher education teaching in colleges n Research project: The Enquiring Professional

For the latest information please visit www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or call 020 8266 4000

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