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Certificate in Education / Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) *

Institution code: 
S82
Location: 
East Coast College (Great Yarmouth)
* Subject to validation

Introduction

The Certificate in Education and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education are professional qualifications for people teaching in further education colleges, sixth form colleges, schools, adult education, prison education, higher education, and a wide range of other education and training settings. 

The courses are available to graduates and to non-graduates with appropriate vocational qualifications and is studied in-service (2 years part-time).

The course is designed to encourage students to engage in activities which are directly related to their own teaching context. Students are assessed through a mixture of essays, reports, assignments and practical tasks as appropriate for the learning outcomes of each individual module. It is a requirement that all students pass the practical teaching elements of the course. Participants will be observed teaching in their normal teaching context and formally assessed a number of times throughout the programme.

The course is designed to develop a range of skills and knowledge required of a professional teacher in a post 16 environment. The course places a significant emphasis on participants developing the appropriate skills and knowledge they require to meet the needs of the learner. The fundamental principles of practice are underpinned by reference to theoretical perspectives, thus encouraging participants to effectively link theory to practice. Successful completion of the course is determined by continuous assessment.

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Introduction to Teaching
Monitoring Progress of Learners
Professional Practice 1 (part-time)
Education in Context
Teacher as Researcher
Professional Practice 2 (part-time)
Professional Practice (full-time)
Monitoring Progress of Learners
Professional Practice 1 (part-time)
Education in Context
Teacher as Researcher
Professional Practice 2 (part-time)
Professional Practice (full-time)

Fees and finance

2021-22

  • Full-time tuition fee: £6,870 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,145 per 20 credits (please contact the Student Centre for further information).
  • International tuition fee: £6,870 p.a.

2022/23*

  • Full-time tuition fee: £6,870 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,145 per 20 credits (please contact the Student Centre for further information).
  • International tuition fee: £6,870 p.a.

Further Information

At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

* 2022-23 tuition fees are subject to change in line with inflation, or a government change in the fee cap.

Entry requirements