Taught course

Education – ELT Writing Materials PGCert

Oxford Brookes University · School of Education

Entry requirements

All applicants must have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination is a mandatory course for new SENCOs and for SENCOs presently working in this role. The award must be achieved within 3 years of being appointed. The course is available to SENCOs working in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire schools only.

Months of entry


Course content

This PGCert is for language teachers wishing to develop their skills of materials design for language learners to a professional level. You will create principled, theorised resources that meet the needs of a specific learner group and the ELT market.

ELT Writing Materials covers the complete writing cycle, from the first concept to piloting, and concludes with an author’s ‘pitch’ to an editorial board that includes members of the ELT publishing industry. You will evaluate the different types and purposes of ELT materials and their match for specific audiences. You will engage with current professional dialogue about the nature and value of materials and their impact on learners, teachers and the learning culture. You will gain the skills of critical and constructive peer review; piloting and editorial processes.

Information for international students

Preparation courses for International and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.

Take our Pre-Master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we have pre-sessional English language courses available to help you to meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s.

If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information, local contacts and programmes within your country, please have a look at our country pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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