- If you are a practising teacher who qualified on a QTS-only route and would like to obtain a PGCE, this course is designed for you.
- The PGCE Top-up supports you as a future leader as part of your continuing professional development.
- This flexible course is arranged to fit around your existing work commitments, with lectures taking place on weekends and evenings.
- Study with one of the UK’s leading and longest-running providers of teacher education.
- We are ranked as the top university in London for Education (Complete University Guide 2020).
This course is designed specifically for practicing teachers who have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) who would like to gain the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
As one of the UK’s leading and longest-running providers of teacher education, we can offer you the best foundation for a successful career in the profession. Completion of this Postgraduate Certificate in Education will provide you with an enhanced teaching qualification from one of the highest rated providers in the country.
The PGCE Top-up develops your understanding of the links between theory and practice, and enables you to develop research-informed positions on teaching and learning. You will explore the influence of educational policy and develop critical awareness of curriculum development.
This flexible course is arranged to fit around existing work commitments, with lectures taking place on weekends and evenings. It is taught by a supportive, passionate and driven team of academic staff, who are all specialists in their subject areas. Our experienced tutors strive to ensure you receive the best education and will encourage you to further develop yourself as a reflective confident and successful teacher.
Students undertake two modules during the year. The first examines students understanding of learning and teaching within their professional settings. It offers an opportunity for professionals to engage in critical reflection of their experiences in practice settings and supports them to evaluate the meaning and role of participatory processes within educational practice.
The second module examines curriculum leadership. It aims to help you think deeply about the structure and content of the curriculum/s in your school or setting and how you might lead on redesigning them to enhance children’s learning.
There are two masters level modules worth 60 credits in total which is a third of a 180 credit Masters Degree. The School of Education at Roehampton offers a range of Masters Level courses should you wish to take your study further as part of your continuing professional development.
Learning Teaching and Participation (40 credits)
Curriculum Leadership (20 credits)
The PGCE Top Up will develop your insights into teaching, learning and curriculum development. This will support your continuing professional development which can be further developed by completing the Masters in Educational Practice.
Life at Roehampton
At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.
We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.
We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.