PGCE (Art Design and Media: Post Compulsory)

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Length 1 Year
Site West Durrington Campus Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FHPADY

About this Course

(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook College)



Trainees with dependants may qualify for additional support.


The central aim of this course is the development of practical skills and personal confidence as a professional teacher in further education.


Trainees will be given the opportunity to work in a busy, thriving department on a variety of courses and levels up to Foundation Degree level, and will be supported by an experienced mentor throughout this process.


Course Leader Paul Tully explains what makes Northbrook's PGCE course unique:


"Northbrook's PGCE makes a direct and valuable contribution to the quality courses and support provided by Northbrook College. PGCE students work closely with students on specialist design, fashion, theatre and music courses – involving long hours and bundles of dedication and commitment to ensure that students achieve their qualification goals. Over half of the 2013/14 cohort are already employed in schools and colleges. Northbrook’s PGCE is unique to the South because it offers a specialist route for creative students to acquire their teaching qualification. Students as far as Wales and Manchester are travelling down to study their PGCE at Northbrook because they want to work with Grade 1 facilities and work with mentors and staff who are driving excellence through the Creative Curriculum. In this austere climate, Northbrook PGCE students are getting jobs in FE Colleges and Sixth Forms up and down the country."


Trainees will be encouraged to use modern technologies to produce teaching resources and gain experience in the planning, delivery and assessment of learning.


Students who are eligible for the PGCE will have specialisms in one or more of the following subject areas: Theatre & Performing Arts, Media Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Design and Illustration, 3D Design, Dance, Art & Design History, Fashion & Textile Design, Music Technology, Music Production & Performance, Fine Art, Photography, Cultural Theory and Journalism.

 

Course Content

  • Preparing to teach
  • Contemporary Issues in Art & Design Education
  • Teaching Practice in Education & Training
  • Reflective Practice in Education & Training
  • Action Research to Support Subject Pedagogy


See Programme Specification...


Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

Interview + Portfolio


You will need to bring evidence of working in your specialist subject and/or teaching experience to the interview (including your main degree dissertation, if applicable)


PLUS


An Honours Degree in an appropriate discipline plus GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English at grades A-C.
or - An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall)


Acceptance on these courses is also conditional on a satisfactory DBS check. Students will be required to pay £44 for a DBS check (fee correct at time of publication).


Please apply direct to the College


Progression/Career Path

Successful trainees will have a teaching portfolio that will permit them to compete for jobs in further education and skills. There is also the opportunity for students to study for Masters modules on the University of Brighton’s MA in Education programme. Some students progress on to related postgraduate courses to continue their professional development.

Applications

This course requires a special application form obtainable from the college. Click here to download an application form

Course Content

  • Preparing to teach
  • Contemporary Issues in Art & Design Education
  • Teaching Practice in Education & Training
  • Reflective Practice in Education & Training
  • Action Research to Support Subject Pedagogy


See Programme Specification...


Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

Interview + Portfolio


You will need to bring evidence of working in your specialist subject and/or teaching experience to the interview (including your main degree dissertation, if applicable)


PLUS


An Honours Degree in an appropriate discipline plus GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English at grades A-C.
or - An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall)


Acceptance on these courses is also conditional on a satisfactory DBS check. Students will be required to pay £44 for a DBS check (fee correct at time of publication).


Please apply direct to the College


Progression/Career Path

Successful trainees will have a teaching portfolio that will permit them to compete for jobs in further education and skills. There is also the opportunity for students to study for Masters modules on the University of Brighton’s MA in Education programme. Some students progress on to related postgraduate courses to continue their professional development.

Applications

This course requires a special application form obtainable from the college. Click here to download an application form