School of Education and Continuing Studies (SECS)
PGCE in post-compulsory / further education
Teacher training for the Post Sixteen Sector is currently under national review. The Government via the Learning and Skills Improvement Service(LSIS) have outlined key proposals. This draft is undergoing consultation with all concerned, including colleges, further and higher education and appropriate lead bodies. The consultation is timetabled to be completed by March 2013. New qualifications will then be introduced which will be implemented by all teacher training providers.
The new qualifications, replacing the current PGCE will operate from September 2013. Many of the components will be similar to the existing course, but there are likely to be changes. As soon as the new framework is agreed our programme information will be updated. In the meantime we are recruiting for 2013 on the basis of existing criteria, and applicants should be aware that amendments will occur. We are however intending to still offer the equivalent of a PGCE for the Post Sixteen Sector.
Further Education Teacher Training is offered at the University of Portsmouth as either a Professional Graduate or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. You can study a one-year, full-time course at Portsmouth, or (if you have a teaching role already) take the part-time route with our Collaborative Programme Partnership and work with one of three FE colleges, Chichester College, Eastleigh College or South Downs College, on an in-service basis.
Designed to help you develop professional teaching skills, a firm grasp of the theory, and (in the case of the Postgraduate route) 60 credits' worth of MA-level study, the course will let you link your practical and intellectual work through interrelated units of study.
More information is available from the electronic prospectus:
- PGCE Post-compulsory Education