One or two years
Mixed Mode, Part-time
September and January
This course supports those working in HE, Further Education and Skills Sector and broader educational settings to critically engage with their professional practice as part of their continuing development. The PGDip is a separate exit award and is also the first part of the MEd route. It is possible to either work towards achieving the PGDip in Professional Practice as an end goal or take it as the first part of the MEd. The PGDip is delivered at the Preston Campus.
This course is an internal progression route for our PGCert LTHE and also for our well established teacher education partnership, which offers PGCE and Cert Ed awards in post-compulsory education. The overriding aim of the course is to support professional development as a reflective researcher within a collaborative research community made up of peers and tutors. It will build research confidence to enable progression to further research activity and reflection.
All of the following are expected:
Non-native speakers of English need to demonstrate a level of English broadly equivalent to IELTS 7.5 or upper Band C1 on the Common European Framework. Applicants must be able to produce original certificates to prove their English language level. Please note that a UCLan English Language Examination is also available via the School of Languages & International Studies.
APL for the programme will be available for participants with previous appropriate Level 7 credits in education or a closely related field, but the extent of APL/credits will be agreed on an individual case by case basis.
Each year comprises three 20 credit modules at Level 7. The PGDip is equivalent to 60 credits at Level 7. Core modules include one research module and a choice of two others in each academic year. These are drawn from, modules on curriculum design, innovation in teaching and learning, professional development, professional writing and communication.
Module availability is agreed on an annual year by year basis.
The over-riding aim of the programme is to support professional development as a reflective researcher within a collaborative research community. It builds research confidence to enable progression to further research activity and reflection.
Further subsidiary aims of the programme are defined as:
Increasingly the PG Diploma is welcoming staff from secondary, primary and other educational settings seeking to develop their practice as professionals and as practitioner researchers.
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Assessment methods include: written assignments, presentation, academic poster, professional writing, dialogue, critical review and working with curriculum documents.
The course is delivered by experienced staff with relevant research or practice in FE and HE in the areas of teaching and learning, professional development and education. Members of staff also teach on the MEd and EdD.
The programme has exceptionally high retention and completion figures with most students progressing to the MEd.