This programme is offered in some countries only.

Duration:         12 months
Mode:              Blended Learning
Credits:            80

 

Admissions

  1. Candidates must have already qualified as a teacher in their own countries.
  2. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 or above with no component below 5.5; or equivalent qualification.
  3. Candidates must have attained in Mathematics, Science and English Language the standard required to achieve a Grade C in the GCSE examination, or equivalent for literacy and numeracy skills.
  4. Candidates must satisfy the Programme Director that they are suitable candidates to undertake a programme of initial teacher training for the teaching profession. Candidates must continue to demonstrate medical fitness and their suitability for working with their target group (e.g. children or adults) and where necessary, for the protection of children throughout the course.
  5. All candidates are required to abide by the Code of Professional Conduct for Teacher Education.

Programme Structure

Graduate Teaching Certificate Pathway

Graduate Teaching Certificate Pathway

Level 6 Teaching Training Certificate: 4 months (25 credits)

Core modules (20 credits)

  • Theories of learning and motivation
  • The psychology of teaching and learning
  • Educational Ideology
  • The Curriculum

Teaching placement and observation* (5  credits)


Level 7 Teaching Training Certificate: 6 months (45 credits)

= Level 6 modules plus 20 credits

Core modules (15 credits)

  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Cognitive neuroscience and learning
  • The use of technology in learning

Teaching placement and observation* (5 credits)

 

Graduate Teaching Certificate: 9 to 12 months (80 credits)

= Level 7 modules plus 40 credits

Core modules (30 credits)

  • Teaching disadvantaged/disabled students
  • Developing creativity
  • Research methods
  • Case study/project
  • Ethics and pupil safeguarding
  • Widening Diversity and participation

Teaching placement and observation*  (5   credits)

Candidates shall study and be assessed in the following modules:

Section Topics Credits
Teaching and Learning in the Curriculum – Generic Issues in School Based Education
  • Theories of learning and motivation
  • The psychology of teaching and learning
  • The curriculum
  • Educational ideology
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Cognitive neuroscience and learning
  • The use of technology in learning
  • Teaching disadvantaged/disabled students
  • Developing creativity
45
Self Directed Study – Subject Specific Issues in School Based Education Research methods design for teacher research: Action research and case study 10
Professional Issues in School Based Education Ethics and Pupil safeguarding, Widening diversity and participation 10
Teaching placements and observations Within a primary, secondary or adult learning setting 15