Oxford Brookes University School of Education

Oxford Brookes University

Education (PGCE without QTS)

The PGCert PGCE without QTS is a programme of three modules designed to support and enhance the Qualified Teacher Status training delivered at school training partnerships. Each module focuses on particular aspects of professional practice. Educational pedagogy and research form the focus of the course. Other areas of focus include becoming a reflective practitioner and an enquiring professional.

NB: The PGCert PGCE without QTS does not in itself confer QTS.

Teaching and learning

This course is a programme of three modules designed to support and enhance the QTS training delivered at school training partnerships. Each module focuses on particular aspects of professional practice. Education pedagogy and research form the focus of the course. Other areas of focus include becoming a reflective practitioner and an enquiring professional.

Entry requirements

Students should normally have a first degree or equivalent.

Course modules

Three out of the four listed modules are studied:

P70311 Developing Reflective and Critical Practice

This module will develop you as a reflective practitioner. It explores the link between personal and professional experience, reflective practice and research literature. It will develop your critical and analytical reading skills and embed reflectivity in your professional practice.

P70694 Reflecting on Teaching Practice

This module explores initial steps in developing as a researcher in a professional practice context. You will be required to draw on your day to day practice based experiences to cross examine theory and to use theory to evaluate and develop your professional practice.

U71729 Developing Professional Practice

This module is concerned with the set of attitudes, skills and knowledge required to develop understanding of the full professional life of a teacher. In particular it considers the issues and challenges related to:

  • why and how schools work as they do
  • why and how teachers teach as they do
  • why and how children learn as they do.

This is done in a way that supports, enhances and links with all other modules to consider the process of planning, teaching and assessment. The module values your own experiences, and provides a key role in developing reflective practice, to provide you with the self-esteem and confidence required to meet pupils' needs in an imaginative and stimulating way.

P70312 Research Informed Practice

This module enables you as the reflective practitioner to improve teaching and learning in the primary classroom through studying the role and importance of research in education. You will develop a specific personal interest and expertise through conducting a small-scale literature based research project. You will apply the understanding and skills developed through the Developing Reflective and Critical Practice module, and undertake focused research and scholarship in an area of interest to you.

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Harcourt Hill Campus Oxford OX2 9AT South East

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