You must be a graduate of an approved institution of Higher Education or validating body from a course that is recognised as being equivalent to at least a second-class undergraduate honours degree. You must also have passed the equivalent of GCSE English and Mathematics (Grade C) and complete professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy. Evidence of having gained these qualifications must be provided at interview. You also must be able to demonstrate that you have either met Qualified Teacher Status (hold a QTS certificate) or are registered on a non-award-bearing course leading to QTS involving a period of professional practice of over 120 days.
Months of entry
This is a new award designed to provide those with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), or those studying on a QTS-only teacher training course, with the opportunity to gain academic accreditation for their professional practice and engagement with pedagogy. Unlike other PGCE awards, this course is not linked to a specific subject or age phase but explores the core expectations of teachers, their ability to plan a curriculum and evaluate impact, and their engagement with the theory underpinning successful practice.Assessment
You are assessed through a 5,000-word essay, the presentation of directed tasks, and a portfolio of evidence presented within a viva at the end of the course.Additional entry information
You must be a graduate of an approved institution of Higher Education. You should demonstrate that you have either met QTS (hold a QTS certificate) or are registered on a nonaward-bearing course leading to QTS involving a period of professional practice of over 120 days.
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.
You have access to Professional Studies sessions at the University, and guidance sessions for key assignments and tutorials can be provided on campus, by Skype, or at your school. All elements of the course relate to your schoolbased professional practice.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Services
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