For the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education you should hold a recognised UK first degree or equivalent related to your specialist area. It is advisable to hold either GCSEs in English and Mathematics or Level 2 functional skills.
This two year course requires applicants to be in paid employment, as a teacher or trainer, for a minimum of 50 hours per year at a recognised training or educational establishment. Voluntary teaching/ training can be discussed at application and interview as it may also be acceptable in some circumstances, subject to DBS clearance. In all circumstances, you are required to identify a work-based mentor who can support you in your subject specialism.
Applicants will be required to present evidence of appropriate levels of work related experience and vocational competency in the area that they are choosing to train to teach in. Two satisfactory references are required when applying for the course.
At interview, a range of pre-interview tasks are discussed, to determine your suitability for the programme.
If you are offered a place on the programme you are expected to complete the on-line application to the University of Huddersfield.
This course requires all applicants, from the time they enrolled on the course and throughout its duration, to be in paid teaching employment or voluntary placement, which meets the requirements of the course as stated above.
Confirmation of DBS Disclosure and Barring service clearance is required by all employed applicants. All volunteer applicants must complete DBS prior to commencement of the voluntary placement.