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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Educational Practice)

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Educational Practice)
Next enrollment cycle July 2024 See all cycles
Total Cost KES 794,062
Course Accredited By NA
8 Months Online Postgraduate Certificate Up to 10% scholarship

Do you want to develop in your current teaching role? Are you looking for innovative ways to get ahead? Why not try our short PG Certificate Education (Educational Practice)*?

  • This programme will give you a chance to understand theories of learning, philosophy and education led by expert tutors.
  • Working alongside fellow teaching professionals, this course examines professional practice in higher education. It enables you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to engage in a range of practices to ensure ongoing professional development, including critical reflection, research and enquiry, and participation in discourse with relevant communities of practice.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • An introductory overview of the historical and philosophical context in which educational practice sits
  • Learning the fundamental principles of assessment and key issues in contemporary educational assessment practice
  • The theory and practice of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
  • Developing your skills as reflective professional practitioners
  • learning pedagogical strategies
  • Once you have completed our PG Certificate Education (Educational Practice) you have the option to progress onto our PG Diploma in Education or our full Masters programme.

*Please note that PG Cert Education (Educational Practice) is not an equivalent to a PGCE qualification, which is a teacher training qualification in the UK.

Enrollment Cycles

  • July 2024
  • September 2024
  • October 2024

Entry Requirements

  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route
In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Cert Education (Educational Practice), you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Cert Education (Educational Practice), you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least two years’ teaching experience in a post-compulsory educational setting

English Language Requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The PG Cert Education (Educational Practice) is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

  • Philosophy of Education and Theories of Learning & Teaching (20 credits)
  • Delivering Effective Teaching and Learning (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Educational Assessment (10 credits)
  • Using Technology in Teaching, Learning and Assessment (10 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

  • Upon completion of your PG Cert Education (Educational Practice) we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a PG Dip Education (120 credits) or our full Master of Education (M.Ed.) (180 credits).

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