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Further and Post-Compulsory Education (PGDE)

Duration: 12 months

Overview

Liverpool Hope University is one of the country's leading providers of Initial Teacher Education.  The PGDE in Further and Post-Compulsory Education is a Master's level qualification which is aimed at high quality graduates wishing to pursue a teaching career in further education colleges, work-based learning, adult education, community education, offender education and the charitable sector.

It is an intensive, demanding, yet very rewarding programme running from early September. Students will be on teaching placement at local educational institutions as an integral part of the programme.  You will gain experience of teaching and learning alongside other education professionals with support from university-based tutors and institution-based mentors.  Tutors are dedicated to individual student support and to working closely with partners in educational providers to develop excellent educational practitioners.

For further information, please download the PGDE Leaflet

UCAS Course Codes

2NJR - Further and Post-Compulsory Education 

2NJQ - Further and Post-Compulsory Education (English)

2NJS - Further and Post-Compulsory Education (Mathematics) 

2NJT - Further and Post-Compulsory Education (SEN) 

Curriculum

The PGDE in Further and Post-Compulsory Education provides a recognised teaching qualification for those who wish to teach  Post-Compulsory Education.  The course provides a route to Qualified Teacher in Learning and Skills Status (QTLS), which is equivalent to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The course is worth 120 credits at Master's level.  This reflects the course's high level of engagement with educational research, theories of learning and the philosophy of teaching.  As well and developing practical teaching skills, the course encourages students to engage with their practice and the sector in a critical and reflective fashion.

The PGDE provides the opportunity to follow a specialist route which gives you a named award in English Language, Mathematics, SEN or other specialism.

The course offers excellent employment opportunities, particularly for those specialising in shortage subjects.

Experience

All teacher education courses at Liverpool Hope offer students the opportunity to combine a programme of theory with real world experience. Classes at the university campus focus on what underpins the work of an effective and successful teacher, while the educational placement offers you the opportunity to put theory into practice.

Successful completion of this PGDE course is achieved through the following ways:

Award of a Postgraduate Diploma of Education in Further and Post-Compulsory Education is made upon successful completion of all four modules at Master’s level.

Entry Requirements

An Undergraduate Honours Degree, 2:2 or above.

A level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics (equivalent to a GCSE Grade C or above Grade 4 or above in the new grading system). These can be pending but required before enrolment.

For the Mathematics specialism route consideration will be given to students with a non-mathematical degree, if they possess a Mathematics A-Level at B or above and we are fully confident that the student will be able to teach mathematics successfully to Level 3.  Students of this type will be required to attend a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course.

For the English specialism route, consideration will be given to students with a non-English degree, if they possess an English Language/Literature A-Level at B or above and we are fully confident that the student will be able to teach English successfully to Level 3.  

Any offer of a place on the programme is made conditional on a successful interview, as well as a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) and a satisfactory Fitness to Teach Declaration.

Fees and Funding

Further Education Initial Training Bursaries are available for trainee teachers specialising in Mathematics and English.  The level of the tax-free bursary is dependent on the student’s degree classification.

ITT Specialism

Degree Class

Degree Class

Degree Class

Degree Class

 

First

2.1

2.2

3rd

Mathematics

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

No bursary

English

£9,000

£9,000

No bursary

No bursary

Full-time PGDE students are eligible to apply for the Tuition Fee Loan and the statutory government loans and grants, for further information please go to www.feadvice.org.uk/next-steps/funding-information-and-incentives

Overview

Liverpool Hope University is one of the country's leading providers of Initial Teacher Education.  The PGDE in Further and Post-Compulsory Education is a Master's level qualification which is aimed at high quality graduates wishing to pursue a teaching career in further education colleges, work-based learning, adult education, community education, offender education and the charitable sector.

It is an intensive, demanding, yet very rewarding programme running from early September. Students will be on teaching placement at local educational institutions as an integral part of the programme.  You will gain experience of teaching and learning alongside other education professionals with support from university-based tutors and institution-based mentors.  Tutors are dedicated to individual student support and to working closely with partners in educational providers to develop excellent educational practitioners.

For further information, please download the PGDE Leaflet

UCAS Course Codes

2NJR - Further and Post-Compulsory Education 

2NJQ - Further and Post-Compulsory Education (English)

2NJS - Further and Post-Compulsory Education (Mathematics) 

2NJT - Further and Post-Compulsory Education (SEN) 

Curriculum

The PGDE in Further and Post-Compulsory Education provides a recognised teaching qualification for those who wish to teach  Post-Compulsory Education.  The course provides a route to Qualified Teacher in Learning and Skills Status (QTLS), which is equivalent to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The course is worth 120 credits at Master's level.  This reflects the course's high level of engagement with educational research, theories of learning and the philosophy of teaching.  As well and developing practical teaching skills, the course encourages students to engage with their practice and the sector in a critical and reflective fashion.

The PGDE provides the opportunity to follow a specialist route which gives you a named award in English Language, Mathematics, SEN or other specialism.

The course offers excellent employment opportunities, particularly for those specialising in shortage subjects.

Experience

All teacher education courses at Liverpool Hope offer students the opportunity to combine a programme of theory with real world experience. Classes at the university campus focus on what underpins the work of an effective and successful teacher, while the educational placement offers you the opportunity to put theory into practice.

Successful completion of this PGDE course is achieved through the following ways:

Award of a Postgraduate Diploma of Education in Further and Post-Compulsory Education is made upon successful completion of all four modules at Master’s level.

Entry Requirements

An Undergraduate Honours Degree, 2:2 or above.

A level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics (equivalent to a GCSE Grade C or above Grade 4 or above in the new grading system). These can be pending but required before enrolment.

For the Mathematics specialism route consideration will be given to students with a non-mathematical degree, if they possess a Mathematics A-Level at B or above and we are fully confident that the student will be able to teach mathematics successfully to Level 3.  Students of this type will be required to attend a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course.

For the English specialism route, consideration will be given to students with a non-English degree, if they possess an English Language/Literature A-Level at B or above and we are fully confident that the student will be able to teach English successfully to Level 3.  

Any offer of a place on the programme is made conditional on a successful interview, as well as a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) and a satisfactory Fitness to Teach Declaration.

Fees and Funding

Further Education Initial Training Bursaries are available for trainee teachers specialising in Mathematics and English.  The level of the tax-free bursary is dependent on the student’s degree classification.

ITT Specialism

Degree Class

Degree Class

Degree Class

Degree Class

 

First

2.1

2.2

3rd

Mathematics

£25,000

£25,000

£25,000

No bursary

English

£9,000

£9,000

No bursary

No bursary

Full-time PGDE students are eligible to apply for the Tuition Fee Loan and the statutory government loans and grants, for further information please go to www.feadvice.org.uk/next-steps/funding-information-and-incentives

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: School of Teacher Education

Next intake: September 2018