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Education - Further Education

Overview
This course is a follow-on programme for those who have successfully completed the Certificate in Teaching.

Summary

Study PGCE Further Education at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Further Education) PGCE (FE) (postgraduate level)

This course is a follow-on programme for those who have successfully completed the Certificate in Teaching. For acceptance onto the course students must meet the entry requirements as set out and must liaise with their employer in order to provide evidence that they are employed in an FE College or in the work based learning sector.

About

Advanced teaching skills will be covered on the course. Your classroom practice will be observed and you will be required to draw upon research and academic literature to complete your assignments.

Entry requirements

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements. For general entrance requirements go to:
https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply all applicants should normally:

Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English and Maths (GCSE grade C or equivalent). See DEL circular FE12/09 Annex A;

have completed the Certificate in Teaching (CIT) from the University of Ulster or have successfully completed the Diploma in the Teaching and Management of Adult Literacy or Numeracy from Queen's University Belfast.

You must submit your Diploma to claim this exemption. Please note that it is only the Diploma and not the Certificate which can be used to progress straight to the PGCE (FE) programme.

meet the general education requirements and experience requirements as outlined in Annex A DEL Circular FE12/09 issued November 2009. http://www.delni.gov.uk/furthereducation )

be currently in paid employment as a full or part time teacherin an FE College or the work based learning sector for at least 8 hours per week over one full academic year (Oct – May) with full teaching responsibility for a group of at least 6-8 learners.

You will need a statement from your employer stating that you meet this criterion. Unfortunately one-to-one teaching is not acceptable.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Duration

Attendance

Days and times to be confirmed but duration is part-time for one year.

Careers or further progression

Career options

This course is aimed at individuals already working in the FE or adult teaching sectors.

Further enquiries

Course Director: Dr Tracy Irwin
T: +44 (0)28 9036 6606
E: t.irwin@ulster.ac.uk

Application date

Apply
Application is directly to the University via an online system.

The deadline for submission of applications is 15th May. We will consider late applications but these may experience delays in processing.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Dates: September 2017

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