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Course Overview

Get a headstart in the world of teaching with this introductory course 

The PGCE is a postgraduate certificate in education that proves your credentials as a teacher in England, and can also allow you to teach abroad. 

As a potentially important qualification to gain, preparing yourself to study for it is important. On this course, you’ll examine the academic literature around what teaching and learning in schools look like. 

  • The legal framework around teaching 
  • What teaching and learning looks like 
  • Lesson observation skills 
  • Academic literature to prepare you for teaching 

This course is aimed at anyone who has accepted a place on an English PGCE course or is preparing for a teaching career in higher or further education

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to… 
  • Investigate what might be involved in completing a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) program 
  • Reflect upon your own motivations for wanting to become a teacher 
  • Develop initial understanding of the centrality of safeguarding to the role of the teacher and some key aspects of safeguarding. 
  • Investigate the importance of reflective practice for teachers 
  • Explore the importance of good mental health and wellbeing for teachers 
  • Identify the importance of subject knowledge for teachers and begin to develop your own subject knowledge in areas of need 
  • Ozone Certificate