The Postgraduate Certificate in Education is an initial qualification in education for those who intend to have a career in teaching. Its three main threads are to
- provide you with the information, knowledge and skills to enable you to embark on a teaching career and become an effective teacher
- help you develop a professional interest in educational issues as the basis for further thought or training
- help your personal development in a critical year that bridges the gap between being a student (or doing some other form of work) and becoming a teacher
Assessment is based on a range of coursework assignments.
The assessment takes place in schools. You’ll also be assessed on your achievement of the Teachers’ Standards.
You'll spend a total of 120 days in schools during the programme, supported by school mentors, class teachers and University-based tutors.