Educational Studies Postgraduate Certificate
Duration and mode of study
60 hours' part-time attendance, and a similar amount of time on classroom application. Some courses may also be delivered by distance learning.
October each year.
Normally qualified teachers working in primary, special or secondary schools in the United Kingdom, and (for some courses) graduates working in other educational settings.
To develop teacher knowledge, skills and approaches to secure improved pupil performance; develop participants’ ability to contribute to school improvement; to offer a progressive framework for teacher development from NQT to skilled teacher and subject leader, then senior manager.
Select one module from the following options. Each module may involve formal teaching sessions, distance learning activities, school-based research or evaluation. Courses are available in:
- Issues in English Education
- Issues in Mathematics Education
- Issues in Science Education
- Education for Sustainable Development
- Promoting Language Development in the Early Years
- Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia
- Understanding and Supporting Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
- Mentoring and Coaching
- Mental Health Problems and Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
- Leadership and Management in Education
- Specialist Assessment and Teaching of Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties
Teaching and assessment methods
Students attend lectures, seminars and workshops up to a maximum of 60 hours. A similar amount of time is spent on classroom application or school-based evaluation activities, which contribute to the portfolio of evidence required for accreditation. Most certificate courses are assessed by a portfolio plus a curriculum or action research study. Accreditation would give you 60 CATS points towards a Masters degree.