This is a highly interactive and professionally demanding course. Regardless of whether you study it face-to-face or wholly online you will be exposed to the very best teaching practice by a team of well qualified and experienced experts.
Face-to-face sessions are run at both our Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses and you will usually choose to attend at either one or the other. The online version of the course provides you with the flexibility to study when and where suits you. You will have access to our comprehensive Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which provides access to a wide range of teaching and learning material as well as other forms of support.
The final assignments will be submitted online via our dedicated Turnitin site and full instructions and guidance will be provided for those who may not have used this system before. There will be face-to-face inductions at our Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses at the start of each semester to orientate you and introduce the modules.
The PGCert is designed to be a highly interactive and professionally demanding course. Regardless of whether you study it face to face or wholly on line you will be exposed to the very best teaching practice by a team of well qualified and very experienced experts.
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The course consists of two 30-credit modules: Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Reflective Practice and Developing Assessment for Learning. There are a range of assessment tasks available which will include two compulsory observations of your teaching by a member of our staff. It is an in-service course and the need to have your teaching observed means that you may only apply if you are already working with students in a higher education context. If you already hold a relevant recent teaching qualification it may be possible to progress straight to the second module, Developing Assessment for Learning, using the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) process.
Assessment for the Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through Reflective Practice module will be based on the completion of a patchwork text and reflective commentary and an observation of your teaching.
The assessment process for the Developing Assessment for Learning module is based on a negotiated format which each student will choose for themselves with a reflective commentary. The form of assessment will vary and could be an essay, group project, patchwork text or any other suitable written format and an observation of your teaching.
In all cases assessment is on a strictly pass fail basis with no fine grading.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
No work experience is required.
This course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy and as such you will be able to apply to become a fellow of the Academy upon successful graduation of the postgraduate certificate.
Education professionals who successfully complete this course can expect to carry the very latest ideas and best practice into their work to the benefit of themselves and their students. Higher Education Academy (HEA) membership or the achievement of HEA membership will help to establish successful graduates of the course within their organisations, and the wider communities of professional practice in higher education.
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