Key Details

  • Available at:
    Bangor, Rhos-on-Sea, Dolgellau
  • Course type:
    Degrees (Higher Education)
  • Study Mode:
    Part-time
  • Level:
    4-6
  • Programme Area:
    Teacher Training
  • Course Length:

    Part-time -10–12 weeks

    1 day per week (Either a full day or an afternoon and evening, depending on campus)

  • Awarding Body:
    Bangor University
  • Bilingual:

    This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

    • Bangor
    • Dolgellau

Course Description

This module is one of the full Professional Certificate/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education course.

The course is designed for those who may be teaching or training (but who do not yet hold a recognised teaching qualification) or who wish to start a career in teaching.

The course is suitable for those who aspire to be, or who are college lecturers, adult and community education providers, military and public service trainers, training officers and others who have a teaching or training role.

This course is not intended for those wishing to teach in Primary or Secondary schools.

Fees

Visit the Financial Support and Finance page for more information.

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.

Start date

September

Additional information

More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.

Entry Criteria

  • A minimum of a Level 3 qualification relevant to the subject specialism you wish to teach
  • Vocational tutors should have significant experience (at least five years in the field)
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Evidence of literacy and numeracy skills at Level 2 or above
  • For overseas applicants: proficiency in English Language at IELTS level 7 or equivalent
  • GCSE in Welsh or English as first language, grade C/4 or above.
  • Any degrees, diplomas or certs should have been taught and assessed in Welsh/English.
  • GCSE Maths desirable

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

If your qualifications do not meet the entry requirements listed above, we would still encourage you to apply for the course you're interested in, as many of our courses will consider learners based on their previous work and skills experience rather than their qualifications.

Delivery

This course is delivered as follows:

● Group work
● Classroom based learning
● Online blended learning
● Tutorial support MOODLE (virtual learning environment)
● Google Classroom
● Guest Speakers

Contact:

For specific course enquiries, please contact:

Lesley Surguy-Price (Programme Leader - Coleg Llandrillo): surguy1l@gllm.ac.uk

Christian Davies (Programme Leader - Coleg Menai): davies10c@gllm.ac.uk

Simon Evans (Programme Leader - Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor): simon.evans@gllm.ac.uk

Celine Rea (Administration): rea1c@gllm.ac.uk

For general enquiries about our degrees, please contact: degrees@gllm.ac.uk

Assessment

This course is assessed through a range of activities these can include:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation

Progression

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-Compulsory Education and Training)
  • Professional Certificate in Education (Post-Compulsory Education and Training)

Campus Information Bangor

Unit Information

This short course, lasting 10–12 weeks, gives you an introduction to the basic principles of learning and teaching. You will look at the roles and responsibilities of practitioners in the lifelong learning sector, including promoting good practice to ensure equality of opportunity for all.

In the sessions, you will be introduced to the principles and practices that underpin the main methods used to manage learning in normal situations and contexts; use of learning aids (with emphasis on learning technologies); and assessment and evaluation methods.

Topics covered will include awareness of teaching and learning in a bilingual setting; view and experience learning events and the learning climate; and communication skills and teaching styles.

Module Information

Level 4:

Prepare to Teach (10 credits, Core)

This module will introduce students to effective teaching and learning strategies and prepare candidates to become a teacher or trainer. Aims to focus on understanding the basic teaching, learning and assessment theories and how these impact planning and delivery. (Peer teach with lesson plan 60%, Reflection 40%)

Level 5:

Planning Teaching Learning and Assessment (20 credits, Core)

This module aims to explore the theoretical ideas that underpin planning for teaching, learning and assessment. This will comprise reflective practice around the theories of planning, teaching, learning and assessment. Participants will be able to apply theoretical principles to the design, delivery, management and assessment of teaching and learning events. Course participants will work collaboratively to demonstrate a teaching, learning and assessment tool. (Rationale 50%, SOL 50%)

Pedagogical Principles and Practice (10 credits, Core)

This module aims to develop effective teaching practice skills through the provision of a variety of teaching and learning strategies (including learning technologies), that can then be applied in the course participants own subject area. Participants will be able to apply theoretical principles to the design, delivery and management of teaching and learning events. (Rationale 40%, Peer Teach 60%)

Professional Reflective Practice 1 (20 credits, Core)

The module will explore reflection as a tool of professional practice. Students will develop an understanding on the cycle of plan, deliver, assess, review and evaluate to enable them to become self-reflective practitioners. This will be applied by putting theory into practice through a practical context of planning, delivering, assessing and reflecting on teaching sessions. (Observation 60%, Presentation 20%, Reflection 20%

Enriching Learning Teaching and Assessment (20 credits, Core)

The module aims to enrich the students’ skills, knowledge and understanding of a collaborative and blended approach to planning and delivering. It also further explores the theoretical ideas that underpin planning for teaching, learning and assessment, and encourages students critical reflection and evaluation of a wide variety of innovative strategies. (Rationale 60%, Group Presentation 40%)

Action Research (20 Credits, Core)

This module aims to encourage learners to undertake research into an area of interest within the PcET sector. Such research will utilise an Action Research framework for the gathering of primary and secondary data relating to some aspect of the candidate’s own teaching environment. Through examination and then reflection on the candidate’s own teaching practice, the research design will ensure generation of evidence to inform reflection and practice. The action research process can be communicative and collaborative, including sharing ideas and gaining critical feedback from learners, peers and tutors. The process will support candidates to become effective independent learners with the ability to devise strategies, construct timescales and present relevant data in a professional manner. (Rationale 70%, Presentation 30%)

Professional Reflective Practice 2 (20 credits, Core)

This module builds on the Professional Reflective Practice 1 module, and supports professional learning by enabling education practitioners to engage in reflection on their emerging professional practice. Essentially the module aims to prompt the students to integrate professional experience with current developments in research. This module also provides an opportunity to explore and demonstrate how to embed literacy, numeracy and digital literacy within the student’s specialist area. (Observation 60%, Presentation 20%, Reflection 20%)

Level 6:

Enriching Learning, Teaching and Assessment (20 Credits, Core)

This module aims to encourage learners to undertake research into an area of interest within the PCET sector. Such research will utilise an Action Research framework for the gathering of primary and secondary data relating to some aspect of the candidate’s own teaching environment. Through examination and then critical reflection on the candidate’s own teaching practice, the research design will ensure generation of evidence to inform reflection and practice. The process will support candidates to become effective, critical, independent learners with the ability to devise strategies, construct timescales and present relevant data in a professional manner. (Presentation 30%, Report 70%)

Campus Information Rhos-on-Sea

Unit Information

This short course, lasting 10–12 weeks, gives you an introduction to the basic principles of learning and teaching. You will look at the roles and responsibilities of practitioners in the lifelong learning sector, including promoting good practice to ensure equality of opportunity for all.

In the sessions, you will be introduced to the principles and practices that underpin the main methods used to manage learning in normal situations and contexts; use of learning aids (with emphasis on learning technologies); and assessment and evaluation methods.

Topics covered will include awareness of teaching and learning in a bilingual setting; view and experience learning events and the learning climate; and communication skills and teaching styles.

Module Information

Level 4:

Prepare to Teach (10 credits, Core)

This module will introduce students to effective teaching and learning strategies and prepare candidates to become a teacher or trainer. Aims to focus on understanding the basic teaching, learning and assessment theories and how these impact planning and delivery. (Peer teach with lesson plan 60%, Reflection 40%)

Level 5:

Planning Teaching Learning and Assessment (20 credits, Core)

This module aims to explore the theoretical ideas that underpin planning for teaching, learning and assessment. This will comprise reflective practice around the theories of planning, teaching, learning and assessment. Participants will be able to apply theoretical principles to the design, delivery, management and assessment of teaching and learning events. Course participants will work collaboratively to demonstrate a teaching, learning and assessment tool. (Rationale 50%, SOL 50%)

Pedagogical Principles and Practice (10 credits, Core)

This module aims to develop effective teaching practice skills through the provision of a variety of teaching and learning strategies (including learning technologies), that can then be applied in the course participants own subject area. Participants will be able to apply theoretical principles to the design, delivery and management of teaching and learning events. (Rationale 40%, Peer Teach 60%)

Professional Reflective Practice 1 (20 credits, Core)

The module will explore reflection as a tool of professional practice. Students will develop an understanding on the cycle of plan, deliver, assess, review and evaluate to enable them to become self-reflective practitioners. This will be applied by putting theory into practice through a practical context of planning, delivering, assessing and reflecting on teaching sessions. (Observation 60%, Presentation 20%, Reflection 20%

Enriching Learning Teaching and Assessment (20 credits, Core)

The module aims to enrich the students’ skills, knowledge and understanding of a collaborative and blended approach to planning and delivering. It also further explores the theoretical ideas that underpin planning for teaching, learning and assessment, and encourages students critical reflection and evaluation of a wide variety of innovative strategies. (Rationale 60%, Group Presentation 40%)

Action Research (20 Credits, Core)

This module aims to encourage learners to undertake research into an area of interest within the PcET sector. Such research will utilise an Action Research framework for the gathering of primary and secondary data relating to some aspect of the candidate’s own teaching environment. Through examination and then reflection on the candidate’s own teaching practice, the research design will ensure generation of evidence to inform reflection and practice. The action research process can be communicative and collaborative, including sharing ideas and gaining critical feedback from learners, peers and tutors. The process will support candidates to become effective independent learners with the ability to devise strategies, construct timescales and present relevant data in a professional manner. (Rationale 70%, Presentation 30%)

Professional Reflective Practice 2 (20 credits, Core)

This module builds on the Professional Reflective Practice 1 module, and supports professional learning by enabling education practitioners to engage in reflection on their emerging professional practice. Essentially the module aims to prompt the students to integrate professional experience with current developments in research. This module also provides an opportunity to explore and demonstrate how to embed literacy, numeracy and digital literacy within the student’s specialist area. (Observation 60%, Presentation 20%, Reflection 20%)

Level 6:

Enriching Learning, Teaching and Assessment (20 Credits, Core)

This module aims to encourage learners to undertake research into an area of interest within the PCET sector. Such research will utilise an Action Research framework for the gathering of primary and secondary data relating to some aspect of the candidate’s own teaching environment. Through examination and then critical reflection on the candidate’s own teaching practice, the research design will ensure generation of evidence to inform reflection and practice. The process will support candidates to become effective, critical, independent learners with the ability to devise strategies, construct timescales and present relevant data in a professional manner. (Presentation 30%, Report 70%)

Campus Information Dolgellau

Unit Information

This short course, lasting 10–12 weeks, gives you an introduction to the basic principles of learning and teaching. You will look at the roles and responsibilities of practitioners in the lifelong learning sector, including promoting good practice to ensure equality of opportunity for all.

In the sessions, you will be introduced to the principles and practices that underpin the main methods used to manage learning in normal situations and contexts; use of learning aids (with emphasis on learning technologies); and assessment and evaluation methods.

Topics covered will include awareness of teaching and learning in a bilingual setting; view and experience learning events and the learning climate; and communication skills and teaching styles.

Module Information

Level 4:

Prepare to Teach (10 credits, Core)

This module will introduce students to effective teaching and learning strategies and prepare candidates to become a teacher or trainer. Aims to focus on understanding the basic teaching, learning and assessment theories and how these impact planning and delivery. (Peer teach with lesson plan 60%, Reflection 40%)

Level 5:

Planning Teaching Learning and Assessment (20 credits, Core)

This module aims to explore the theoretical ideas that underpin planning for teaching, learning and assessment. This will comprise reflective practice around the theories of planning, teaching, learning and assessment. Participants will be able to apply theoretical principles to the design, delivery, management and assessment of teaching and learning events. Course participants will work collaboratively to demonstrate a teaching, learning and assessment tool. (Rationale 50%, SOL 50%)

Pedagogical Principles and Practice (10 credits, Core)

This module aims to develop effective teaching practice skills through the provision of a variety of teaching and learning strategies (including learning technologies), that can then be applied in the course participants own subject area. Participants will be able to apply theoretical principles to the design, delivery and management of teaching and learning events. (Rationale 40%, Peer Teach 60%)

Professional Reflective Practice 1 (20 credits, Core)

The module will explore reflection as a tool of professional practice. Students will develop an understanding on the cycle of plan, deliver, assess, review and evaluate to enable them to become self-reflective practitioners. This will be applied by putting theory into practice through a practical context of planning, delivering, assessing and reflecting on teaching sessions. (Observation 60%, Presentation 20%, Reflection 20%

Enriching Learning Teaching and Assessment (20 credits, Core)

The module aims to enrich the students’ skills, knowledge and understanding of a collaborative and blended approach to planning and delivering. It also further explores the theoretical ideas that underpin planning for teaching, learning and assessment, and encourages students critical reflection and evaluation of a wide variety of innovative strategies. (Rationale 60%, Group Presentation 40%)

Action Research (20 Credits, Core)

This module aims to encourage learners to undertake research into an area of interest within the PcET sector. Such research will utilise an Action Research framework for the gathering of primary and secondary data relating to some aspect of the candidate’s own teaching environment. Through examination and then reflection on the candidate’s own teaching practice, the research design will ensure generation of evidence to inform reflection and practice. The action research process can be communicative and collaborative, including sharing ideas and gaining critical feedback from learners, peers and tutors. The process will support candidates to become effective independent learners with the ability to devise strategies, construct timescales and present relevant data in a professional manner. (Rationale 70%, Presentation 30%)

Professional Reflective Practice 2 (20 credits, Core)

This module builds on the Professional Reflective Practice 1 module, and supports professional learning by enabling education practitioners to engage in reflection on their emerging professional practice. Essentially the module aims to prompt the students to integrate professional experience with current developments in research. This module also provides an opportunity to explore and demonstrate how to embed literacy, numeracy and digital literacy within the student’s specialist area. (Observation 60%, Presentation 20%, Reflection 20%)

Level 6:

Enriching Learning, Teaching and Assessment (20 Credits, Core)

This module aims to encourage learners to undertake research into an area of interest within the PCET sector. Such research will utilise an Action Research framework for the gathering of primary and secondary data relating to some aspect of the candidate’s own teaching environment. Through examination and then critical reflection on the candidate’s own teaching practice, the research design will ensure generation of evidence to inform reflection and practice. The process will support candidates to become effective, critical, independent learners with the ability to devise strategies, construct timescales and present relevant data in a professional manner. (Presentation 30%, Report 70%)

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