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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (SCITT) - Primary (One Year)

Programme code:PGC-SCITT/PUCAS code:
Duration:10 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Judy Sayers Contact

Total credits: 60

Entry requirements:

The entry requirements will be those that apply to all candidates applying to join a primary postgraduate teacher training programme, that is:

1. be graduates of a university in the United Kingdom or hold an equivalent qualification, normally a 2.2 or above;
2. have obtained grade C or above at GCSE level (or the equivalent) in Mathematics, English and Science prior to entry to the programme;
3. have passed the NCTL's Professional Skills tests;
4. be judged to have the capability to meet the required Teachers' Standards, as specified by the DfE, by the end of their training and possess appropriate personal and intellectual qualities to be teachers;
5. be able to read effectively and to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English;
6. meet the requirements for suitability to teach and physical and mental fitness to teach as detailed in the DfE's ITT Criteria;
7. have obtained a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (or, for candidates from overseas, the equivalent level of clearance);
8. also meet such other requirements as may be imposed by the Department for Education in order to obtain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Education

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Education

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- adopt an evidence-based approach to teacher education;
- provide a structured and relevant course of professional and academic development for trainee teachers. It is intended that this programme will support and enhance early professional development, emphasising intellectual reflection and scholarship;
- emphasise the development of students' subject knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and curriculum knowledge;
- be designed around integrated university-based and school-based learning that emphasises the links between theory and practice;
- be taught through a series of University-based days and supported by distance learning materials with on-line tutor and fellow-student support;
- provide structured school-based learning, allowing students to draw from and reflect upon their experiences as beginner teachers and to relate these practical insights to their reading and analysis of current theories and research relating to a range of issues in teaching and learning;
- introduce a range of classroom research tools that will be applied in the context of the module assignments. These skills will also provide an additional framework for professional reflection and evaluation;
- challenge students to think creatively and critically about educational policy, process and practice;
- develop aspects of advanced scholarship;
- provide a progressional pathway into higher degree study;
- be manged to ensure strong and continuous partnership with primary schools.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates are required to study and pass the following compulsory modules:

EDUC5089MTeaching and Learning - Primary English and Mathematics30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
EDUC5092MEvidence-based Teacher Education30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Last updated: 11/10/2021 12:10:33


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