Full-time students will spend the first 4 weeks of the course at University (Canterbury Campus) to develop the generic skills required for teaching and learning. Following this, students will spend 3 days a week on placement focusing on the practical elements of teaching, developing your skills in the delivery of your subject specialism as well as being thoroughly prepared for employment in the sector. The remaining 1 day a week is spent at University allowing full integration of theory and practice, and an opportunity to reflect and debate upon the diverse range of experiences with which you have engaged.
Whilst on placement you will be supported by a curriculum mentor as well as a personal tutor from the University. The placement is fully supported by the placement institution and the University – you will be offered guidance, advice and tips to support your professional development and practice.
Part-time students will attend three workshop days at University (Canterbury Campus) to develop generic teaching and learning skills. Following this, students will spend 1 day a week on placement focusing on the same elements as mentioned previously for the full-time course. Each module will consist of attendance at three workshop days supported by e-learning in between each workshop over a two-year period from the start of study. As in the full-time route, students will be supported by a curriculum mentor on placement as well as a personal tutor from the University.
Part-time at College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
There is a part-time PGCE cohort at College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London which started 2014-15 academic year. Students attend placement one day a week which is a placement organised by the college and the placement and mentor are located at the college. Sessions are held via three workshops per term which are currently held on a Wednesday.