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PGCEi on-course information

Welcome to Warwick!

Congratulations on your success in securing a place on the PGCE international programme at the University of Warwick. By completing this programme, you will not only gain an academic teaching qualification, but you will also gain a qualification from an internationally-recognised institution. At Warwick, we are committed to providing full and dedicated support for all of our students.

This introductory video gives a brief overview of student life on the main campus at the University of Warwick.

The programme is delivered by a team of highly qualified, experienced and knowledgeable Teaching Fellows that demonstrate a real passion for their subjects and have a wealth of experience of working in schools. The programme will enable you to develop your professional experience and to develop as a practising teacher with the support of a university tutor and a mentor, based in your locality.

This programme has been designed by the University of Warwick, working with our partners on the ground in different locales, to enrich your studies with a unique blended learning experience. The programme will primarily reference the English National Curriculum and Teachers’ Standards, but it will also look at the comparison with the curriculum used in your schools, enabling you to compare and share best practice.

On this page you will find some helpful information and preparation for the PGCEi programme. Please remember to keep checking this page as it will be regularly updated. If you have any queries please email them to pgcei at warwick dot ac dot uk

Enrolment

Over the coming weeks, once your offer is unconditional, our enrolment team will send you an email to invite you to enrol online. This will allow you to formally register for the course and to set up your University ITS account. Once you have enrolled, please check your Warwick email account as all future correspondence from the University will be sent to this email address. In the meantime, the enrolment team have asked that you upload a photo for your student card here.

Induction information

Induction runs from 8.00 am (BST) on Monday 9th August 2021 until 2.00pm (BST) on Friday 13th August 2021. It will be delivered online via Blackboard Collaborate and will consist of a mixture of synchronous webinars and asynchronous individual and group activities.

The first induction session will take place in this Blackboard Collaborate room:

https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/072b82025be34cdda86f2d560a30e9ac

How will the PGCEi be delivered?

Both the PGCEi programme and the induction will be delivered online via Blackboard Collaborate and Moodle. To gain the most out of your studies you will need an up to date personal computer or laptop and a headset. Please see the guidance below on the minimum hardware and software requirements needed to gain the most out of your studies and further information about Blackboard Collaborate:

Course documentation

Preparing for the PGCE MOOC

Staff at the Centre for Teacher Education have designed the Preparing for a PGCE MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) to support you in preparing for your PGCE year which can be accessed now via futurelearn.com

The course is completely free and based on the University of Warwick's successful PGCE programme. You will learn observational teaching skills along with key legal knowledge that will stand you in great stead for the PGCE to come. The course is run multiple times, has a duration of 4 weeks and requires 3 hours of study per week.

Note: This is not compulsory for the PGCE international course.

Individual preparation

Please note you will only be able to access Moodle once you have received an unconditional offer, fully enrolled and then created an ITS account.
Moodle will be available on Monday 2nd August 2021

Moodle is the online Learning Management System used at the University of Warwick to deliver the PGCEi programme. It can be used for sharing programme resources including files, folders, pages, hyperlinks, images and multimedia (video, audio etc.). It can also be used to promote discussion and collaboration (via discussion forums), to collect assignments, quizzes and audits or to gain feedback from students. CTE specific support materials for Moodle are available here.

Before you attend the induction you need to access Moodle. To do this please go to https://moodle.warwick.ac.uk and click on the Sign in button in the middle of the screen. You will need to use your University of Warwick ID (e.g. u1234567) and the password you created when you registered for a Warwick ITS Account, to sign in to Moodle.

Once you have signed in, you will be presented with the Moodle Dashboard where the PGCEi programme will be listed as PGCE international. Simply click on this title link to enter the space.

If you have any problems accessing Moodle, please contact Abigail Ball, Senior Academic Technologist on A.Ball.1@warwick.ac.uk.

Pre-induction activities

  1. Read the information at the top of the programme space which explains how to use Moodle.
  2. Read the content listed under the Preparation tile (the first image on the left).
  3. Click on the Induction tile (the second image from the left) and complete the following activities:
    • Pre-induction activities one - three
    • Pre-induction activity four (primary trainees only)

In addition (if applicable) please familiarise yourself with the following information: