Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Post 14 (Education and Training) Level 7

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    Part Time

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    Two Years

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    September 2019


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The Purpose of the Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - Post 14 (Education and Training) is to develop outstanding teachers for the UK Further Education and Skills sector, as well as for Post-14 education in other domestic and international settings.

What will I do?

The Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is taught over two years, where you will study the following modules.

During your first year you will study the following:

  • Level 6 Effective Teaching, Learning and Assessment OR Educational Practice for the Apprenticeship Standards
  • Level 6 Developing Evidenced-Based Practice to Improve Teaching
  • Level 6 Principles of Educational Theory and Practice

During your second year you will study the following:

  • Level 7 Curriculum in Context
  • Level 7 Optional Module

Over both years you will work on the follwoing module:

  • Level 7 The Reflective Professional

As the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - Post 14 (Education and Training) is a professional programme, personal development planning is threaded throughout. You will be required to reflect on your own personal professional development and practice through work-based learning and assessment, creating your own e-portfolio. This e-portfolio is not only used as a vehicle for reflection and self-evaluation, but it encourages you to develop digital skills and a digital profile.

Within the programme PDP opportunities are incorporated in the following ways:

  • The application of learning materials to current practice within the Post-14 sector
  • The use of critical, work-based reflection within all modules
  • All modules contained within this programme have been mapped against Education and Training Foundation Professional Standards. In all modules you will be required to make explicit links to how learning has helped develop professional practice
  • Observations from ITE mentors are graded in accordance with the ETF Teaching Standards (2015) to help support development and progression of practice
  • The formative assessment of a reflective online journal

The entry requirements for the Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is an undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2). You will also need to possess a minimum of Level 2 in English and maths, which is recognised by the Society for Education and Training’s (SET) list of approved qualifications for QTLS.

You will also be required to evidence 50 hours of full teaching per year.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) will take you two years to complete.

You will attend Boston College for 3 hours per week for a total of 35 weeks a year. Days and times will be confirmed.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) will cost you £3200.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

The careers team based in College can also assist with your application. Please contact them via the Information Line on 01205 313218

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

During the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) each module will be assessed on 50% practrical and 50% theory.

Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) you will be eligible to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status via the Society for Education and Training.

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