Taught course

Primary Teacher Education

Institution
University of Chichester · Institute for Education
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in education or equivalent; work in an education or related sector; A command of written English equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The programme is offered to primary teacher education-based practitioners from all types of work setting who are engaged in supporting others.

The course draws on relevant theory and focuses on a wide range of practical and interpersonal skills that are essential in the 4 – 11 age group, and it fully examines the complexities of the role of leader/facilitator in the primary phase.

As well as helping you to become an effective primary educator in your setting, the programme content will positively affect career development, performance management, peer mentoring, and pupil mentoring, which will lead to raised outcomes.

Our facilities

The programme is based at our Bognor Regis campus. You will also have the opportunity to study by Distance Learning, accessing resources from our Moodle (VLE) platform, from which you will be supported by a dedicated tutor team based at our Bognor Regis campus.

The University resources provide the best facilities available for your study. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support. We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.

We use an electronic learning environment with a continually expanding portfolio of online library resources that are available from anywhere at any time.

Our brand new award winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus.

It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.

Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, a coffee lounge and over 80 open access work stations.

An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

The campus offers purpose built classrooms, as well as lecture and seminar rooms.

Where this can take you

The Programme is designed to enable you to develop and hone your reflective skills.

This includes the opportunity for you to critique and consider your own position and aspirations; thus you will be able to draw on personal and professional experiences to make informed career decisions.

The award of PGDiPP: Primary Teacher Education has L7 standing, which will enable you to continue your L7 study to a full Masters if you wish.

Work placements

There are no formal work placements, however the nature of the workplace practice - and your reflection of your practice in your work setting - will enable you to deepen your thinking about different workplace situations.

Indicative modules

Teaching and Learning

  • understanding teaching and learning strategies to create an effective classroom environment of learning and collaboration;
  • understanding of effective pedagogy and emotional aspects of learning;
  • understanding of issues relating to inclusive education;
  • understanding effective planning strategies to improve teaching and learning;
  • understanding effective assessment and feedback strategies to improve teaching and learning.

Teacher Training and Mentoring

  • how understanding adult psychology helps in Teacher Education;
  • improving leadership and motivation skills;
  • designing, development and implementation of Teacher Education workshops, Continuing Education Programmes, collaborative planning.

Education Administration

  • leadership in work setting;
  • creating structures and policies for effective workplace systems;
  • school and HR management.

Including observation and fieldwork in own work setting (reflection, feedback, improvement and reporting).

Teaching assessment

During the programme you will be asked to provide a critical analysis of the academic literature related to the focus of each module, which will reflect learning achieved through your professional experience and through further reading.

You will also be asked to submit written evidence in the form of essays and case study reports.

The culmination of your study is a Workplace Learning Development Project, which will entail an individual research plan (with a rationale that explains its purpose and its setting) and project.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Jon Spence
Email
MEdu@chi.ac.uk