Tourism and Leisure Studies

PGCE Leisure and Tourism (14-19)

Applications for September 2016 can be made via UCAS Teacher Training from 27th October 2015.

The 14-19 PGCE in Leisure and Tourism/Sport is a nine month innovative and intensive course preparing graduates for the demands of teaching the 14-19 age range in the Secondary and Lifelong Learning sectors. You will be awarded a PGCE and recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, enabling you to teach in schools. The course is also designed to provide a strong foundation for working in the Lifelong Learning sector, especially FE, with recommendations for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).

The course has a leisure and sport, and also a travel and tourism pathway of which you follow one.

The course is organised in partnership with Schools and Further Education colleges where you spend 24 out of the 36 weeks teaching.

All PGCE courses cover three main areas: Curriculum Studies, Professional Studies and Enhanced Studies. However all learning on the course is designed to complement professional practice and the academic study will be informed by and inform practice. PGCE students will be placed in two schools for a mixture of blocked time and serial (e.g. one day a week) time adding up to meet the current Government requirement for a minimum 120 days in school.

Fees

 UK/EUOverseas
2016/172017/182016/172017/18
Full-time £9,000 £9,250 £12,500* £11,500*
Part-time £4,500 £4,625 N/A N/A

*Tuition Fee Scholarship discounts of £1,500 are available to eligible overseas students. Visit the International webpages for further information.

Please read the 2017/18 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2017/18 tuition fees and year on year fee increases

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

CategoryIncluded in the tuition feeAdditional cost to student
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) Yes, if the trip contributes to the course (whether it is part of an optional or compulsory module), but not including food and drink. Yes, if the trip is not an essential part of the course but is offered as an enhancement or enrichment activity, or for a student’s personal development.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  No

Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.

Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements. 
Text books No Own purchase text books.
DBS / Health checks No Yes
Professional Body registration No Yes
Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons) No Yes
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons. Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course. Additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student.
Library fees and fines No Yes
Printing and photocopying No Yes
Social events No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student.

Students will be assessed in two main ways- via academic assignments and assessment of their teaching.

Students will submit academic assignments for 20 credits in each curriculum, professional and enhanced studies modules. Each submission will include a written element, but students may also be assessed via presentations or practical performances as relevant to their chosen subject options.

You can exit the PGCE courses with one of two awards. The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is awarded to those students who gain less than 40 Level 7credits, but who pass all modules, gaining 100 or 120 Level 6 credits. If students achieve 40 or 60 Level 7 credits and pass all the modules, they will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). All students completing a PGCE will also be recommended for QTS.

The PGCE 14-19 also lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills status (QTLS), after successfully completing the programme and a period of professional formation in a Lifelong Learning Sector context.

A degree in Leisure and Tourism or Travel and Tourism or Sport and Recreation or Tourism Management or related areas. In some exceptional cases, an unrelated degree is acceptable if you have a significant employment background in the leisure and tourism industry.

We welcome candidates with experience in the industry, particularly where this work has enhanced your knowledge, skills and understanding in Leisure and Tourism.

Offers of a place on the programme are conditional, subject to successful completion of the Occupational Health clearance, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and completion of the Government Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy.

Applications can be made through UCAS Teacher Training from 27th October 2015 for the September 2016 intake.

Fact file

UCAS code

  • FXVC

Length

  • 1 year

Entry requirements

  • A good honours degree (2:2 or above) in Leisure and Tourism, Travel and Tourism, Sport and Recreation or Tourism Management or related areas. In some exceptional cases, an unrelated degree is acceptable if you have a significant employment background. English and Maths at GCSE (grade C or above) or equivalent for Secondary (14-19). To have passed the government's skills tests in literacy and numeracy.
  • A commitment to becoming the best teacher you can be, with a minimum of 10 days recent experience in a UK secondary school. If you cannot spend the full 10 days in a secondary school prior to application we can still consider your application as long as you have spent 5 days in a secondary classroom. If you are successful in being offered a place on the course the additional 5 days would be a condition of your offer and would need to be undertaken prior to starting on the course.

Location

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