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PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate In Education from 14 years Mathematics (Numeracy)

Post-Graduate Degree • Level 6

PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate In Education from 14 years Mathematics (Numeracy)

Post-Graduate Degree • Level 6

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5781

Study ModeFull Time / Part Time

DurationFull time: 1 year, Part time: 2 years

Awarded ByUniversity of Bolton

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About the course

The government estimates that around 80% of adults in the UK have a low level of numeracy, costing the UK billions of pounds each year and decreasing the opportunities available to those individuals*. The government is investing in mathematics and numeracy education and there’s a national need for more people able to teach these subjects. If you have a bachelor’s degree and a strong background in mathematics at Level 3, equivalent to A-level, this course offers you a route into a rewarding career helping people aged 14 or over gain mathematics and numeracy skills. Through a combination of traditional study and work-based learning, you’ll be able to explore the key theories and techniques of teaching, learning and assessment. We’ll support you as you discover how to apply them in practice, how you can mould them to the teaching of mathematics and numeracy and how they link into current research in education. We’ll guide you as you learn to plan lessons, deliver classes, assess your students’ performances and provide constructive feedback. Our expert and supportive tutors will work to help you become an expert, engaging and inclusive teacher with high standards of professionalism. * National Numeracy (https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/what-issue)

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5781

Study ModeFull Time / Part Time

DurationFull time: 1 year, Part time: 2 years

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Awarded ByUniversity of Bolton

Start Date/s

06/09/2021, 06/09/2021

Entry requirements

You must have a UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, plus a level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in mathematics (e.g. A-level Mathematics or an IMA Polymaths Certificate). If you don’t have the required mathematics qualifications, then the University has a pre-course task book and assessment which will enable you to show evidence of your mathematics skills at level 3 and which may be accepted as meeting the entry requirements. If your qualifications are not from a recognised UK education institution, advice will be taken from the International Office on comparability. If your Honours degree is in Mathematics, and you wish to teach mathematics at Level 3 or above (e.g. A-level), please see our PGCE 14+ course details. However, if you would prefer to teach mathematics and numeracy up to and including Level 2 (e.g. GCSE) then our PGCE Mathematics (Numeracy) courses, including this one, are appropriate. If you have an HND, Foundation Degree or DipHE, please see our CertEd Certificate in Education 14+ courses. If you have an Upper Second Class (2:1) or First Class Honours degree (or equivalent), please see our Master’s level PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education (M) 14+ courses. You'll be required to attend an interview as part of the application process. This will involve written diagnostic tests for English/literacy and mathematics/numeracy, a short oral presentation, and a face-to-face interview. This course involves working unsupervised with children and/or vulnerable young people and adults and you must gain an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before starting your studies. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service. You'll need to provide satisfactory references, a satisfactory health declaration and a satisfactory student agreement prior to enrolment on the course. If English isn't your first language you'll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). Find out more

Modules

Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course. Preparation for Education and Training Numeracy and the Numeracy Learner Promoting Positive Behaviour Numeracy Learning and Teaching Numeracy Theories and Frameworks Professionalism and Quality in the Curriculum Professional Practice Portfolio

Assessment

We take a blended approach to teaching and learning, using a combination of face-to-face sessions, work-based learning and electronic resources and communications. You can expect timetabled classes and lectures, along with workshops, small group and individual practical activities, and structured exercises and discussions. Individual support will be given in tutorials. We’ll encourage you to take part in online discussions with your peers and tutors, to make full use of ICT as a source of information and support, and to maintain a digital portfolio of evidence. Work-based placements will be arranged for you in situations that meet the requirements for becoming a qualified teacher in the FE and Skills sector. They may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. For instance, you might be asked to teach GCSE mathematics at a sixth form college, family budgeting to adult learners in the community, or numeracy to adult students on an access course at a college. During your placements, your teaching practice will be assessed according to Ofsted guidelines and documented through session planning, observation reports and reflective journals. You’ll receive informal feedback on your performance, to help you assess your progress and improve your practice, as well as formal assessment that will contribute to your overall grade for the course. Additional formal assessment will be based on coursework. You’ll be expected to produce written work that demonstrates your understanding and ability to apply the course content. You’ll also receive informal peer and tutor feedback on individual and group activities. Your tutor will guide you towards areas of appropriate research and background reading that will help you to complete your coursework. To be awarded your PGCE qualification, you’ll need to demonstrate that you’ve met all the learning outcomes for the course. Our highly experienced and dedicated staff will guide and support you in this, but a significant amount of personal and independent study is essential and you’ll need to take responsibility for managing your own learning.

Careers & Progression

This course will give you the necessary skills and practical experience required, to prepare you for a teaching career, with the emphasis being in the Further Education and Skills sector. In this sector you will have the opportunity to work with Further Education learners who range in age from 14 years olds to adults. These students come from different backgrounds and experiences and may enter further education from local schools, the community, industry or local businesses. What Can I Do With This Qualification? In addition to working in FE colleges, sixth form colleges and schools, there are also significant opportunities to work in a range of sectors. The work-based learning sector ensures people are ready for work and have the latest skills. It includes working with apprentices, young people who are not yet ‘job ready’, as well as employed adults who need to update their skills. Job opportunities in this sector are often with training providers in the private sector, but can also be within the work-based learning units in colleges. The adult and community learning sector delivers a range of community-based courses, including practical and creative, basic skills, language and computer courses. The justice sector involves working in prisons and youth offender institutions teaching basic skills. Some offender institutions offer vocational preparation courses. Much of this work is sub-contracted out to local FE colleges who then provide relevant staff. Alternative Career Options Higher education lecturing Local Authority education Mentoring Family liaison Educational psychology Education administration Student Services Student liaison Educational writing Examinations Counselling Careers guidance Training Quality Standards

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