DET in Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) (Awarded by Birmingham City University)
This is a 120-credit, two year programme validated and quality assured by Birmingham City University (BCU) and delivered at our Longbridge campus (Bournville College) as a partner of the University.
The Diploma in Education and Training (DET) in Post-Compulsory Education is a well-established programme leading to a recognised qualification for the sector. The course is aimed at those wishing to teach in post-14 provision, 16+ and adult education. The scope and range of the teaching qualification is considerable and provides opportunities for teaching in colleges, schools, sixth form centres, adult education departments, vocational centres, training agencies and offender learning (prison education). This level of flexibility is a particular strength of the programme.
Students must undertake concurrently a minimum of 150 hours teaching practice with post-16 learners over the two years. These teaching hours can be on a voluntary basis.
All students register both with the College delivering the programme and BCU and therefore can access the learning resources available at both.
Sessions are evening class provision to enable support students having daytime commitments.
What areas will I study?
The programme will provide you with a thorough preparation for undertaking certain roles in teaching, facilitating learning or training and will offer you the opportunity to develop your practice through developmental reflection and theoretical perspectives. There are four key modules that you will study over two years:
- Effective teaching learning and assessment (40 Credits)
This module supports you in developing your knowledge and skills relating to the key theories, principles and practices of effective teaching, learning and assessment in your specialist subject. It is situated alongside the Professional Practice module, as it facilitates the gathering of evidence for your professional development portfolio (PDP). You will also develop your knowledge of the need to be able to carry out both formal and informal assessments, feedback the results to learners and use the information to guide planning and teaching for the future.
This module is consistent with the programme philosophy and aims since it prepares you to evaluate your knowledge and practice in a diverse range of sector specific areas, as learning in this module directly impacts upon your placement and future teaching career.
- Professional development in teaching practice (40 Credits)
Through engagement in placement activity, teacher training sessions, wider academic reading, critical reflection and continuing professional development, students will meet the range of values, knowledge and skills required to evidence their attainment of the ETF Professional Standards as a ‘developing teacher’
This module is consistent with the programme philosophy and aims since it prepares you to teach and work in a diverse range of educational settings, sectors and age phases, as learning in this module directly impacts upon your placement and future teaching career. Your placement will be challenging and engaging, providing you with an authentic teaching and learning experience to prepare you for a professional teaching career.
- Investigating Practice (20 Credits)
Through carrying out a small-scale secondary research review, students will question current thinking and practices within their subject specialism or area of interest and further develop their abilities to take responsibility for researching, determining and achieving individual professional development.
This module is consistent with the programme philosophy and aims since it prepares students to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding for teaching their subject specialism, within the post-compulsory sector. Students will reflect on professional practice, and engage in the improvement of learning through professional enquiry, reflection and wider academic reading.
- Inclusive Teaching and Learning (40 Credits)
Through the analysis of inclusive learning practices, curriculum models and effective teaching learning resources, students will develop their knowledge and skills relating to the key theories, principles and models of inclusive curriculum design and implementation. This module will have a direct impact on the development of your own teaching practice, specifically in reference to ensuring that learners have access to an engaging curriculum that is inclusive and enables progression for all learners.
This module is consistent with the programme philosophy and aims since it prepares students to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding for inclusive teaching practice within their subject specialism. Students will reflect on the importance of meeting their students’ needs while also considering curriculum requirements.
Teaching Hours: Minimum of 150 hours of teaching will be required to complete the course. Teaching hours can be voluntary or paid. Students should attempt to source their own teaching hours to fulfil the requirements of the course. We can help you by supplying contact details in some cases liaising with likely providers, however cannot guarantee you a placement. All students will need to undergo a DBS check before commencement of teaching.