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Lifelong Learning PGCE

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Entry Requirements
No prior teaching experience is needed. · UK degree (normally 2:2 or above) or equivalent related to your specialist area In addition you must also: · Provide Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances · Provide two satisfactory references · Complete a satisfactory interview You’ll normally be offered a place on the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education or you may be considered for a place on the Postgraduate Certificate in Education. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. We seek and encourage applications from under-represented groups in order to widen participation, improve access and apply the principles of equal opportunities. Applicants with disabilities are under no obligation to declare their disabilities, but we are committed to making the adjustments necessary to promote equality and access for disabled applicants. Applicants are encouraged to identify any special arrangements they may require.

No prior teaching experience is needed.

• UK degree (normally 2:2 or above) or equivalent related to your specialist area

In addition you must also:
• Provide Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances
• Provide two satisfactory references
• Complete a satisfactory interview .You’ll normally be offered a place on the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education or you may be considered for a place on the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

We seek and encourage applications from under-represented groups in order to widen participation, improve access and apply the principles of equal opportunities. Applicants with disabilities are under no obligation to declare their disabilities, but we are committed to making the adjustments necessary to promote equality and access for disabled applicants. Applicants are encouraged to identify any special arrangements they may require.

Lifelong Learning PGCE

If you’re looking to progress into a career teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, including sixth form and further education colleges, adult education and a wide range of other training and educational settings, then this course could be ideal for you. We welcome applicants with relevant academic qualifications and a passion for teaching and training others.

Please note: This course accreditation is awarded by the University of Huddersfield and we are part of The Education and Training Consortium

Course Structure
Course Information

• Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be eligible to proceed, following a process of professional formation through the Society for Education and Training to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. This is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

• On this course you’ll have the opportunity to develop the skills to play a full part in teaching and curriculum development. While you study, you’ll focus on your subject specialist area, alongside general teaching in the lifelong learning sector.

• A significant amount of your learning takes place whilst on placement at Wyke College. You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from being able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and to be mentored to help you develop into a successful and effective teacher.

Why study a PGCE with us?

• We are a large college whose students achieve excellent results on a wide variety of A level and vocational courses.

• You’ll be taught by outstanding teachers in a vibrant atmosphere, with fantastic students. You’ll also have access to University of Huddersfield’s extensive professional and academic network, and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

Please note: * This course is accredited by University of Huddersfield (taught jointly with students on the PGCE qualification), available through the Education and Training Consortium if they choose to.

preparation for the course

To help prepare yourself for this course, we recommend that you visit our PGCE Information Evening where you can speak to course leaders and current PGCE students.

What are the
Next Steps?

Gaining a PGCE qualification is an ideal choice if you are wanting to progress into a professional teaching role. The qualification can also be a stepping stone to opening the doors to leadership and management roles within the education sector.

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The Wyke Experience

As part of this course, you will have the opportunity to observe and shadow expert teachers from around the college from different subjects and vocational areas and take part in our expert teacher training days.

Towards the end of your course, you will also have the opportunity to attend a subject specialist conference at The University of Huddersfield where you will engage with other trainees in your subject and share knowledge and ideas.

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