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PGCE non-Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Course overview

Start date

September 2020

Subject area

Teaching and Education

Attendance

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

This course provides a straightforward route to a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) award for students who have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only, or are on a course leading to QTS only.

The PGCE is an academic qualification focusing on developing teaching skills. You don’t need a PGCE to teach in England, although you may find it useful as it will give you more options as your career progresses - enhancing your promotion prospects or enabling you to teach abroad.


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60

Masters credits

The course is worth 60 Masters-level credits. You can use these towards a full Masters’ qualification, which you could complete at UEL.

Teach around the world

You don’t need a PGCE to teach in England, but this qualification may prove useful later in your career, when you’re looking for promotion or planning to travel and teach in another country.

Professional development

This course will help you build a range of strategies for taking control of your own professional development, and improve your day-to-day practice in the classroom.

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Fees and funding

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,280 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn £200,000 more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree*?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier.

*Sutton Trust Report 2013

Alumni Discount - 15 per cent

Early Payment Discount - 5 per cent

Part-time Postgraduate Fee-waiver - up to £500

Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an postgraduate course, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £4,000. You can find out more about the international scholarships here. In addition to this, we offer a five per cent early payment discount and 15 per cent alumni discount.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082234444 or study@uel.ac.uk







As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.













Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.








Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk






Tuition fees
International
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Entry requirements

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Professional Qualifications
Applicants will normally be expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in an art design or media subject area.  
Non-UK/USA qualifications will be mapped for equivalency against the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC). For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.75 out of 4.0.

Supporting Statement and References

1.link to a website, digital gallery or pdf of images of projects, artworks or media
2.250 word position statement on their practice as designer 
3.250 word biography 
4.250 words on their ambitions as a creative professional
5.CV of no more than two pages. 

Performance at interview
Applicants may be invited for interview, or may be interviewed electronically. Although we prefer
to conduct interviews in person, candidates or applicants unable to attend are offered the option of Skype or telephone interviews. 

Additional supporting material may be requested before the interview. All recommendations to admit a student involve the judgment of at least two members of academic staff with relevant experience and expertise. 

English language requirement
Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent)

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY

Further information about the programme is available from:

Andrew Read

Head of Primary Initial Teacher Education

ED.3.02, Cass School of Education and Communities, Stratford Campus

Telephone: +44 (0)20 8223 6474

Email: a.read@uel.ac.uk


What you'll learn

Studying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (non-QTS) course will involve attending seminars at UEL’s Stratford campus, and completing two Level Seven (Masters’ Level) assignments - each worth 30 academic credits.  

The first assignment, Critical incidents in teaching (PR7400), will develop your understanding of how your values are reflected in your practice in the classroom.  

The second assignment, Technology-enhanced learning (PR7300), will give you the chance to carry out research into how effectively you use technology, with a focus on pupil progress.   

Throughout the course, we’ll support your academic writing through face-to-face seminar discussions and online forums. 

The course runs during UEL’s autumn and spring terms. You will need to be recommended for QTS before you can receive the PGCE award.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

PR7300    Technology-Enhanced Learning

PR7400    Critical incidents in Teaching

How you'll be assessed

For the award of PGCE (non-QTS) both modules need to be passed.

Course specification

Your future career

If you are a qualified teacher who already has Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), but not the PGCE academic qualification QTS sometimes comes with, you will find this course useful in progressing your career. Unqualified teachers currently enrolled on a programme leading to QTS - for example under the School Direct salaried programme - can also benefit.

Having gained the PGCE (non-QTS) qualification, you might, for example, want to change jobs, or teach in another part of the UK, or even in another country. You may even decide to go on and do a Masters’ degree. 

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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