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PGCE non-Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Course overview

Start date

September 2019

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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Tuition fees
UK/EU
£2,500
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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