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Post Compulsory Education

Key Facts

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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: Barnfield College

About the course

You will develop the professional and practical skills required of a teacher working in post compulsory education.

The post compulsory sector encompasses a wide range of organisations from general FE colleges to universities, prisons, businesses and the voluntary sector, providing a diverse choice of employment opportunities.

The course will help you to develop academic and practical skills through a range of innovative teaching and assessment activities.

You will be encouraged to evaluate your own practice and to challenge your assumptions about teaching and learning to allow you to develop your own approaches and in turn meet the needs of your students.

You will also engage with the wider research community through the organisation of university-based conferences to support your own research activity.


Units

  • Evaluation And Action Research (PCE111-3) Compulsory
  • Planning And Assessing Learning (PCE112-3) Compulsory
  • Teaching Development And Professionalism (PCE113-3) Compulsory
  • Theories And Principles Of Inclusive Practice (PCE114-3) Compulsory
  • Understanding Teaching And Learning (PCE115-3) Compulsory

The course adopts a submission based approach, making effective use of a submission proposal process, which enables you to contextualise the outcomes and ensures their relevance to your own teaching development. There are regular teaching observations and individual target setting will be used to ensure that you are you are making progress towards achieving the required professional standards. The assessment strategy is outcomes-based. There are no tutor-set assignments. Instead, you decide what evidence you will submit to address the specified unit outcomes in consultation with your tutor and mentor. You have the opportunity to use a 'submission proposal' to confirm at the planning stage that if you deliver what you promise, it will meet the requirements. This will be looked at during a tutorial. Marking is on a pass/fail basis only. This approach has been adopted for the following reasons: - It ensures the relevance of submitted work to your learning needs, and encourages links between theory and practice. - Given the diversity of settings and subjects you teach, it would be very difficult to devise -assignments' of any other than the vaguest specification which could be addressed by all of you. - The specification of academic level is achieved by explicit reference within the additional course-specific outcomes. - The approach is student-centred and puts the student in the driving seat. Again, it ensures the relevance of the course to your own teaching. You will receive detailed feedback on your submissions both on the text itself and on the marksheet. The latter is in two parts; a feedback commentary on the work submitted, and a feed-forward guide to how to make it even better for the next submission. In some cases, particularly the Professional development and practice unit, there are specific documentation requirements, such as the inclusion of teaching observation reports and excerpts from a professional reflective journal: these are set out in detail in the Handbook.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

Special entry requirements

For this course you must also:

  • Be qualified in the content of the material being taught (usually holding a first degree in that subject)
  • Be able to communicate clearly in spoken and written standard English, and demonstrate appropriate skills in numeracy (QCF level 2). The simplest way of showing this is a pass at Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, but other evidence may be accepted providing that you can demonstrate equivalency. You need to bring documentary evidence with you to your interview. If documentary evidence is not available, you will be asked to undertake a skills test.
  • You must not have been previously excluded from teaching or working with young people.
  • You will need DBS clearance see GOV.UK - Disclosure and Barring Service
  • You will be required to plan a short microteaching session which will be carried out as part of a formal interview before an offer is made for a place on the course

Fees and funding

The fee for the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education ) for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £6,165.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Scholarship Available

The University of Bedfordshire is proud of its alumni and is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount for those who choose to continue or return to the University for on campus Postgraduate level studies.

We offer a 20% discount on full and part-time Masters courses to those who were successful in completing an Honours Degree with the University of Bedfordshire, DMU’s Bedford campus or the University of Luton.

Fees and funding


The fee for the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education ) for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £6,165.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Scholarship Available

The University of Bedfordshire is proud of its alumni and is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount for those who choose to continue or return to the University for on campus Postgraduate level studies.

We offer a 20% discount on full and part-time Masters courses to those who were successful in completing an Honours Degree with the University of Bedfordshire, DMU’s Bedford campus or the University of Luton.

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student