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The aim of the PGCE (PC) programme is to prepare students to plan, implement, assess and evaluate teaching within post-16 education and undertake a full teaching role. All course work is related to the actual teaching practice situation, and this balance between theory and application underpins the programme. It is taught in 13 Partner Colleges across the North West and covers all the requirements of a DTLLS qualification (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector). This course leads to an essential qualification for teachers, trainers and tutors in the Lifelong Learning Sector (post-compulsory education). The certificate is designed for those who intend to take on a full teaching role, having responsibility for learners throughout the learning process and engaging in teaching at a range of academic levels within their subject specialism. The programme will introduce students to planning and principles of learning, learning media, methods of teaching, learning and assessment, and the underpinning educational theory to support their teaching practice. Every student has a subject specialist mentor who provides support and guidance in the teaching of their curriculum subject. The programme consists of the following modules: An initial assessment of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and commencement of the Professional Development Portfolio Completion of the threshold award: Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Aligning Teaching, Learning and Assessment Teaching and Reflecting on own Practice including 75 hrs of teaching practice placement within a subject specialism and 4 hours of observed practice Action Research Professional Values and Inclusive Practice Teaching and Reflecting on others? Practice including 75 hrs of teaching practice placement within a subject specialism and 4 hours of observed practice. You will need to spend up to 20 hours per week on course related activities during the part time programme: class contact, logged teaching, preparation for teaching, private reading, preparation for formative and summative assessment activities. For the full time programme this will be 40 hours per week. Links with Professional Bodies: On achieving the PGCE, trainee teachers will be able to apply for full membership of the IfL (Institute for Learning) to begin the process of achieving Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS). Assessment: You will be assessed throughout the course, with no final examination. The University of Central Lancashire and an external examiner moderate each course. There are three components of assessment: Written assignments: You will complete a variety of assignments including academic essays, case studies, presentations and observations of other teachers A portfolio of 75 documented hours per year of teaching in your subject area, or 150 hours for the full time programme Four 1 hour teaching observations per year, or eight for the full time programme. To be awarded the PGCE, you must pass all three components. Learning Environment: The programme is delivered within the partner college network, where taught sessions take place. Library facilities are available at each college and trainees also have access to online academic resources through the university. Teaching practice, tutorials and mentoring are arranged through the colleges. Careers: This course provides you with the opportunity to gain a professional qualification for a career in teaching adults and young people aged 16 and above.

The aim of the PGCE (PC) programme is to prepare students to plan, implement, assess and evaluate teaching within post-16 education and undertake a full teaching role. All course work is related to the actual teaching practice situation, and this balance between theory and application underpins the programme. It is taught in 13 Partner Colleges across the North West and covers all the...

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