York College
Lifelong Learning PGCE (pre-service) (X34X)

PGCE full time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) is recognised internationally. This course does not lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020

About the course

This course is ideal if you are wishing to teach in the post-compulsory sector, which includes sixth form, further, higher and adult education such as hospitals and the prison service, as well as community and youth services, uniformed services such as the military, private training providers and large organisations with their own training departments.

During the course you will undertake project work, such as developing new course materials. Academic work includes critical examination of creativity in teaching, subject specialist related studies, quality assurance and professional issues. Both full and part-time students will learn all the fundamental skills of teaching, facilitation of learning and curriculum development. You will be able to take part in tutorials, gain masses of real teaching experience, hear from visiting speakers and attend conferences.

Course Themes

  • Research informed teaching, learning and assessment
  • Becoming and being a teacher in your specialist subject
  • Personal and professional development
  • Reflective Practice
  • Cognitive theory
  • Behavioural management
  • Lesson planning and delivery
  • Observations
  • Curriculum development
  • Policy and professional issues

You will attend a specialist conference at the University of Huddersfield where you will meet with teachers in the same specialist subject from a variety of different institutions to share best practice and experiences.

How school placements work

We aim to get all full-time students into a York College placement, depending on subject and availability. You will need to complete 100 hours’ teaching experience to complete the qualification.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £7,200
EU students £7,200

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Cert Ed applicants

(Level 5): You should have a qualification and credit framework (QCF) Level 3 or above in the area that you teach.

Professional (Level 6) and Postgraduate (Level 7) Certificate in Education applicants: You should hold a UK degree or equivalent. You should also hold a qualification at QCF Level 3 or above in the subject area you teach in if this is different from that of your degree.

Contact details

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: Y70
  • Training programme code: X34X

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Main site
Sim Balk Lane, York YO23 2BB
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Support and advice

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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