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Diploma in Education and Training (DET)/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE) (CCCU) Generic Pathway - Level 6

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The course provides the opportunity to become qualified to teach in the Further Education and Skills Sector. It is designed to allow you to build up an understanding of key theoretical perspectives in planning, teaching and assessment. You should then be able to apply this understanding to plan, manage and deliver inclusive learning, teaching and assessment in your specialist subject area.

  • Introductory Course Information

    Award: Diploma in Education and Training (DET)/ Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE) – Generic Route

    Awarding body: This award is validated by Canterbury Christ Church University

    UCAS Code: No UCAS code

    Location of study: Wandsworth High Street, South Thames College Campus.

    Course duration: 2 years part-time

    Academic year: September 2019 – July 2021 

    Days of the week: You will be expected to attend for one evening a week (Monday)

    Part time study: Part-time study on this course will involve attending one evening class

    Work placements: 

    You need to complete an absolute minimum of 100 independent teaching hours over the duration of the Diploma/PGCE programme. This is usually split into a minimum of 40 hours in Year 1 and 60 hours in Year 2.

    It is your responsibility to ensure you have sufficient teaching hours to fulfil the requirements. We will help where we can.

    Note that it is a requirement before teaching practice commences that you can produce evidence of your current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) status. Lecturers can provide guidance when dealing with your applications.

    Timetables: Provision will run on Monday evenings (6-9.15) each week during term-time.

    Course leader: David McClymont  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 02089187047

  • Module Information

    Students will study the following modules:-

    Year 1

    • Module 1 (20 credits at Level 4) – Introduction to Teaching and Learning: The module will focus on competent delivery in a range of learning environments and will encourage participants to explore the nature and diversity of learners in the Sector.
    • Module 2 (20 credits at Level 4) – Enhancing Teaching and Learning: The module aims to explore theories of learning and extend knowledge of educational research in order to develop research informed / evidence based practice.
    • Module 3 (20 credits at Level 4) - The Learner and Learner Progress: The module seeks to develop an awareness of some of the main theoretical principles and purposes of assessment, including the examination of a range of assessment methods and strategies that can be employed flexibly to support individual students in an inclusive way.

    Year 2

    • Module 4 (20 credits at Levels 5 or 6) – Reflecting on Practice: The aim of this module is for students to understand how reflection works in action. Students will work collaboratively on the nature of their own subject specialist pedagogy and how they can develop their practice to ensure inclusion of all learners.

    • Module 5 (20 credits at Levels 5 or 6) – Innovating the Curriculum: The module looks to develop awareness of the links between theory and practice in the area of curriculum design.

    Module 6 (20 credits at Levels 5 or 6) – Developing Professional Practice: Relevant recent developments in this context will be explored through an individual research project which involves undertaking a critical evaluation of current policies and their impact on professional development beyond the programme

  • Teaching and Learning

    Within the programme we provide a variety of approaches to teaching and learning with the aim of modelling best practice. Your lecturers will provide a varied programme using a mix of different teaching and learning strategies and resources. As trainee teachers you will be involved in sharing and developing your own ideas, contribute to presentations, seminar groups and participate in guided learning activities of both a theoretical and practical nature.

    Independent learning

    When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Undergraduate Centre, and our computer laboratories.

    Assessment

    Assessment will be through a range of different strategies such as written assignments, presentations, group discussion tasks (all of which will have a strong link between theory and practice) and assessed observations of your teaching practice.

    You will take part in seminar presentations with your peers. You will carry out peer observations and reflect on your experience.

    You must pass all assessment tasks.

    Both your lecturer and your mentor will observe you and you need to be successful in all eight lesson observations over the programme

    Overall workload

    Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity. Your lecturers will provide an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

    Academic support

    Our lecturers will provide support in the following areas:

    • study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
    • written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
    • academic writing (including how to reference)
    • research skills (in conjunction with the library)
    • critical thinking and understanding arguments

    You will also work with a nominated mentor from your teaching practice context

    Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

    Teaching staff

    You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and, professional practitioners with considerable experience in the relevant Sector.

Entry Requirements

For the initial teacher training courses, you would normally be expected to have at least a Level 3 qualification in the subject area in which you want to teach. Considerable industrial experience can sometimes count instead of this. We will also ask all candidates to take a general language assessment.

Additional requirements

Suitable applicants will be invited to interview, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course by talking through their reasons for wanting to enter the teaching profession.

Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience: Graduates will be eligible to apply for the PGCE route at the beginning of Year 2 of the programme.

International Student Entry Requirements

All HE courses are taught in English. You must be able to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0

Skype interviews may be possible – please contact HE Admissions to arrange

Assessment

Assessment will be through a range of different strategies such as written assignments, presentations, group discussion tasks (all of which will have a strong link between theory and practice) and assessed observations of your teaching practice.

You will take part in seminar presentations with your peers. You will carry out peer observations and reflect on your experience.

You must pass all assessment tasks.

Both your lecturer and your mentor will observe you and you need to be successful in all eight lesson observations over the programme.

Course Costs and Financial Support

Applicants have the option to pay tuition fees via a student loan, self-funding or sponsor funding.

The following course-related costs are included in the fees:

  • Annual printing allowance

The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:

  • Additional printing over and above the annual allowance
  • The cost of books and equipment that you might wish to purchase.

Careers and Progression

  • Many students progress on to Masters level study
  • The qualification supports entry into the Further Education and Skills Sector since advertised lecturing roles will usually ask for a relevant teacher training qualification.
  • Once qualified, the Education and Training Foundation offers the opportunity to register for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.

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Where and when
Location:
Wandsworth
Times:
17:00-21:00
Duration:
2 Years
Study mode:?
Part Time Evening
Days:
Monday
Start:
21/09/2020
End:
14/06/2021
Code:
WTE5001UF/2021
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
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19 and older: ?
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Materials fees: ?
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Fee reductions for adult short courses

 Cost of course by campus
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Receiving income-based benefits £40* £40* 50% discount**
Aged 60 or over
  • For courses costing £53 or over you'll receive 30% off
  • For courses costing less than £53, the fee will be reduced to £40*
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How to apply for reduced fees

Come to Student Services at any of our campuses with payment and proof of your age or benefit status.

Accepted proof of age:

  • Passport
  • Driving license

Accepted proof of benefits:

  • A benefits letter dated from the last two months

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There are no discounts available for any of our CELTA courses. To find out more about CELTA email us at teacher.education@south-thames.ac.uk 

Leisure courses

You might be able to get a discount on some courses if:

  • You are 60+ years of age. You may have to pay for materials on some courses
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    Please bring proof of your benefit status that is less than two months old when you enrol.

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Aged 16-18

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Please note that if you're applying for a reduced fee, your benefit evidence needs to be no older than two months.
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Aged 19 or older on other benefits eg income support

You may get a discount depending on the type or level of education you've done already. You may have to pay for materials on some courses.

New government funding for 24 and older!!

If you are taking a Level 3 or 4 course, you may be able to get a government loan to cover your course. Find out more here.

There is a College registration fee of £30 but only if you are on a qualification course that is not 'full cost'. You don't pay it if you're 18 or younger or on Active Benefits.

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Apply for CELTA courses using the application form here. If you're applying for the CELTA taster day you'll need to follow the steps below to enrol.

For courses not leading to a qualification

You can enrol anytime between now and the start of your course using our enrolment form.

In person: Bring your completed form to any of our centres Monday to Thursday: 8.45am-7.00pm (10-4 during College holidays) Friday: 8.45am-4.00pm or Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm with:

  • Evidence of benefits or age(if you are applying for a reduced fee)
  • Payment (cash, cheque, credit or debit card)

By post (only if paying full fee): Send the enrolment form with a cheque or the credit card information completed to:

College Enquiry Unit, South Thames College, Merton Campus, FREEPOST CN2701, London Road, Morden Surrey, SM4 5QX

Please do not send cash in the post. Cheques should be made payable to: South Thames College Corporation. Please note we don't accept Electron or American Express cards.

By phone (only if paying full fee): Call us Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm on 020 8918 7777 with your credit or debit card to hand. You will soon be able to pay online too.

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For CELTA courses

Apply for CELTA courses using this application form. If you're applying for the CELTA taster day you'll need to follow the steps below to enrol.

For courses not leading to a qualification

You can enrol anytime between now and the start of your course using our enrolment form.

In person: Bring your completed form to any of our centres Monday to Thursday: 8.45am-7.00pm (10-4 during College holidays) Friday: 8.45am-4.00pm or Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm with:

  • Evidence of benefits or age(if you are applying for a reduced fee)
  • Payment (cash, cheque, credit or debit card)

By post (only if paying full fee): Send the enrolment form with a cheque or the credit card information completed to:

College Enquiry Unit, South Thames College, Merton Campus, FREEPOST CN2701, London Road, Morden Surrey, SM4 5QX

Please do not send cash in the post. Cheques should be made payable to: South Thames College Corporation. Please note we don't accept Electron or American Express cards.

By phone (only if paying full fee): Call us Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm on 020 8918 7777 with your credit or debit card to hand. You will soon be able to pay online too.

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Advanced Learner Loan

If you're 19 or older at the start of this course and you've lived in the UK for 3 or more years, you could get a loan to help with your tuition fees. It's not means-tested, and you won't need to pay it back until you've finished your course and earn over £21,000 a year.

If you get an Advanced Learner Loan to study an Access course then go on to complete a HE course, your loan repayments will be wiped off.

The amount you'll receive depends on the course and tuition fees. The minimum is £300.

How to apply

You can apply for this loan once you've got a place on the course. After you've accepted your place we'll send you a learning and funding information letter which you need to complete your loan application. You can do this online on the gov.uk website.

For full details about the loan and eligibility, see the UK government website.

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