Teaching & Assessing

PGCE Further Education and Training - B195

Hamilton Campus Full Time 7

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The key purpose of both Edge Hill University and Wirral Metropolitan College Higher Education courses is to improve outcomes for our students by producing a highly skilled workforce, increasing employment opportunities, earning potential and develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for graduate level employment. These courses aim to inspire our students to change for the better their own futures as well as the lives of others.

Through the provision of an outstanding student experience and built upon learning and teaching opportunities of exceptional quality, these courses harness the creativity of our staff and promote the institution's values of inclusion, equality and diversity with a view to engaging with the social issues of the day relating to social justice, sustainability, internationalization, and civic duty (cf. Taught Degrees Framework).

Course Details

Level 7 Modules (60 credits at Level 7 in total):

Principles of Learning and Curriculum Design (30 Credits)


Principles of Learning and Curriculum Design aims to develop your knowledge of planning, teaching, learning and assessment whilst engaging with and familiarising yourself with seminal and current theories of learning, curriculum design, and adaptive teaching. You will develop your ability to critique these theories and apply them to your own practice. You will study the external and internal influences on curriculum development by creating and planning a scheme of high quality learning experiences. And you will look at curriculum theory from both historical and contemporary contexts and its application to practice.


Evidence-based Practice (30 Credits)


Evidence Based Practice will prepare you for evaluating educational research from a methodological and ethical perspective and enable you to apply it to your own practice. You will understand how and why 'evidence-based practice' has emerged as a central theme in English educational policy, and know the key methodologies associated with evidence-based practice, including understanding research ethics, central methodological concepts and terminology. You will also be introduced to the methodological diversity of contemporary educational research and engage in critical dialogue around which methodologies are best suited to the resolution of particular educational questions.


The Professional FE Practitioner (30 Credits)


The Professional FE Practitioner offers you a thorough grounding in the essentials of teaching, reflection and self-evaluation for use in the Further Education and Training (FET) sector. Through an e portfolio, the module provides a vehicle for personal and professional development as you collate evidence of your professional practice. In particular, you will demonstrate how you have achieved progress through the curriculum. The module explores dynamic and innovative teaching and learning methods and draws on current research-informed knowledge. You will develop skills in reflection and self-evaluation as you learn to become autonomous professionals. Through an initial audit and an ongoing individual development plan, you will identify personal and professional areas for development and will address these throughout the course.

Entry Guidelines

Applicants for the PGCE are expected to have an honours degree, preferably in their subject specialism (2:2 or above). They should also have:

  • They should have 5 GCSEs at C/4 and above or equivalent as a minimum qualification, to include English and maths.
  • They should have a Level 3 qualification in their teaching subject specialism, if other than their degree.
  • Applicants are expected to have English language proficiency (IELTS) minimally equivalent to overall 6.5 with no element below 6.0. Equivalent qualifications can be found on the Edge Hill University website.
Equipment Required

Laptop and access to Internet. However, the College can support trainees with IT and Digital equipment if needed.

Assessment Method
  • Written Assessment
  • Essay
  • Report
  • Portfolio
Additional Information

This course is a franchise of Edge Hill University, delivered on site at Wirral Met College. As such, fees are set by the University which can be found on their website.

Where can I progress to?

Employment as a Teacher in the Further Education sector.

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Starting 5th September 2023 - Ending - 28th June 2024

REF B195P001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Please note, this fee is the cost per year. For Higher Education (HE) courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a degree, foundation degree, HNC / HND or teacher training programme. Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for details.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24. Find out more about student loans for Higher Education Programmes.

Course information correct at 10.05.23

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