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Postgraduate Diploma in Education (FE and Skills) - PGDip (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education is for anyone teaching or interested in teaching in a lifelong learning setting, including FE colleges, sixth forms, prisons, adult education or work based settings, and in all subject areas.

Core Modules:
• Curriculum Design and Planning for Inclusivity
• Practice Based Inquiry
• Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
• Professional Practice in the FE and Skills Sector

There are no optional modules available in this programme.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

You will be required to attend University for two full days per week, attend placement for two full days per week and independently study on one day per week.
Learn more about the course structure here.

Assessment is via six written assignments and completion of an electronic professional development portfolio.
In addition, you will be expected to complete at least 150 hours teaching practice, and will be observed at least eight times during the programme (by an experienced subject mentor and/or a subject specialist teacher trainer).

Graduate Destinations:
Graduates have gained employment in a number of general further education settings including colleges, sixth forms and adult education providers.

Graduates have also used APL to progress on to the Masters in Educational Innovation, provided by the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick

Work Experience Opportunities:
Successful applicants will be required to attend a placement in a college or other general further education setting, for two days per week, for the duration of the course.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent). GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or equivalent.

English Language requirements

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (speaking and listening at 7.0) with no other component below 6.0.

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: TBC
Overseas: TBC

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.