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GBS Diploma in Education and Training

This one year programme prepares trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a wide range of contexts and enables progression to further studies in education.

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Course overview

The qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers and trainers, including individuals not currently teaching and training but who meet the practice requirements, those currently teaching and training (including those who have just begun teaching and training) and individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification.  All students must meet the practice requirements, including the observed and assessed practice, of the qualification.

The course will give students the opportunity to gain a wide range of education and teaching knowledge tied to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students will gain specialist knowledge, employability, and transferable skills to further their career prospects.  

This qualification can be used as a starting point to work towards various professional memberships and students will have the skills and knowledge to progress and gain credits against the standards of bachelor degrees in higher education institutions.

Intakes
September, January

Duration
1 year

Awarding Institution
Pearson Education

Awarded Qualification
Diploma in Education and Training

Delivery
Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends

Locations
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds

Fees
£6,000 per year

Mandatory Units

Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (20 credits)
Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (20 credits)
Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training (20 credits)
Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training (15 credits)
Action Learning to support Development of Subject Specific Pedagogy (15 credits)
Action Research (15 credits)

 

Students can choose one of the following:

Effective Partnership working in the learning and teaching context (15 credits)
Teaching in a Specialist area (15 credits)
Subject to cohort size and lecturer availability.

There are no formal examinations required for this course. Assessments are undertaken in various ways:

Presentation
Writing an assignment
Analysing a case study
Completing a portfolio of evidence
Writing reports

You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

The learner will need to achieve a minimum of 120 credits, of which 61 credits must be at level 5 or above. In addition, you will be required to undertake 100 teaching practice hours.

Academic Requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a minimum classification of 2:1
Written Assessment (500 words)
Admissions Interview (8-10 minutes) – will need to demonstrate a keen interest in teaching and learning

English requirements

B2 CEFR level - IELTS at 6.0 minimum or an equivalent test. Minimum in each component 5.5. – BKSB is not acceptable.

Applicants that are not native English speakers but studied a degree in the UK will need to present an English test (IELTS)

Other information

DBS Check - Students are required to undertake a DBS check before the work placement

All candidates, whether pre-service or in-service must have access to 100 hours of teaching (volunteer teaching, paid / unpaid teaching, part time / full time teaching).

Funding your study
You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting gov.uk/studentfinance. This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant. A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The loan repayments only start once you have finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. The loan repayments only start once you have finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more.. For more information please visit gov.uk/studentfinance.

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.

Fees

For more information please click here for course fees or call us +44 (0)20 3011 2638

Mandatory Units

Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (20 credits)
Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training (20 credits)
Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training (20 credits)
Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training (15 credits)
Action Learning to support Development of Subject Specific Pedagogy (15 credits)
Action Research (15 credits)

 

Students can choose one of the following:

Effective Partnership working in the learning and teaching context (15 credits)
Teaching in a Specialist area (15 credits)
Subject to cohort size and lecturer availability.

Early admission for January 2022

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What our students say

It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

Manea Bianca Stefana

What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

Mohammed Solomon Ahmed

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

Raimon Larrainzer Make
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It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

Manea Bianca Stefana

What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

Mohammed Solomon Ahmed

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

Raimon Larrainzer Make

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