Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Key Details

  • Available at
    Bangor, Dolgellau, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Level
    4-6
  • Study Mode
    Part-time
  • Programme Area
    Teacher Training
  • Course Length

    2 years (1 day OR a half-day and evening per week)

  • Course Type
    Degrees (Higher Education)
  • Awarding Body
    Bangor University
  • Bilingual

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

    • Bangor
    • Dolgellau

Course Description

Would you like to start a rewarding career teaching young people and adults? Or are you already teaching, but looking for a recognised qualification?

In addition to this formal requirement, evidence from past years shows that completion of the course enhances the career and employment potential of course members.

Whether you are a new or an experienced teacher, this part-time course helps you to develop your career in post-compulsory education. It gives you the skills, knowledge and qualification to begin or continue teaching in further education, adult and community education, prisons or work-based learning contexts.

If you already hold a degree, this teaching course is suitable for you. It allows you to achieve a Level 6 qualification, since you are progressing from previous Higher Education experience. The course is not intended for those wishing to teach in Primary or Secondary schools.

Additional information

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

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

Entry Criteria

Academic requirements:

  • Honours Degree (at least 120 credits, with half at Level 6 or above)
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Evidence of literacy and numeracy skills at Level 2 (or above)
  • Ability to complete a minimum of 100 hours teaching practice over the duration of the course in an approved environment (e.g. FE, adult education, voluntary sector or publicly funded training provider). Undertake 40 hours observation of experienced practitioners.

Language requirements:

  • Good proficiency in English or Welsh, with equivalent GCSE grade C or above
  • For overseas applicants: proficiency in English Language at IELTS level 7 or equivalent.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

Delivery

This course is delivered as follows:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)
  • Guest Speakers

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

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

Upon completion of the course you will be able to seek employment in numerous forms of post-compulsory education.

If you are already teaching, you will have your skills formally recognised and may be able to seek an enhanced position.

Alternatively, you may choose to progress in your own studies, and could obtain a Masters degree in Education or in your specialist area.

Campus Information Bangor

Unit information

Modules: Year 1 (Generic Modules):
  • Preparing to Teach
  • Learning and Applying Pedagogy
  • Planning and Assessing Learning
  • Professional Practice 1
Modules: Year 2
  • Action Research
  • Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment
  • Professional Practice 2

Campus Information Dolgellau

Unit information

Modules: Year 1 (Generic Modules):
  • Preparing to Teach
  • Learning and Applying Pedagogy
  • Planning and Assessing Learning
  • Professional Practice 1
Modules: Year 2
  • Action Research
  • Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment
  • Professional Practice 2

Campus Information Rhos-on-Sea

Unit information

Modules: Year 1 (Generic Modules):
  • Preparing to Teach
  • Learning and Applying Pedagogy
  • Planning and Assessing Learning
  • Professional Practice 1
Modules: Year 2
  • Action Research
  • Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment
  • Professional Practice 2

Would you like to apply for this course?

Part Time

Applications are made through the college.

Dolgellau
Rhos-on-Sea

Awarding Body