Preparing for a PGCE
Introduce yourself to the PGCE programme and learn what the rewarding life of a teacher looks like.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at anyone who has accepted a place on an English PGCE course or is preparing for a teaching career in higher or further education
What topics will you cover?
The legal framework around teaching
What teaching and learning looks like
Lesson observation skills
Academic literature to prepare you for teaching
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Investigate what might be involved in completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme
Reflect upon your own motivations for wanting to become a teacher
Develop initial understanding of the centrality of safeguarding to the role of the teacher and some key aspects of safeguarding.
Investigate the importance of reflective practice for teachers
Explore the importance of good mental health and wellbeing for teachers
Identify the importance of subject knowledge for teachers and begin to develop your own subject knowledge in areas of need