Decisions about programme numbers – please read

Hello all

just to say that decisions will be made in early August regarding the programme.  Whilst many of you have already accepted your offers which is great, a few of you still have to do this and some of you still have conditional offers. Plus I know a few of you are still applying.  Its great to see the interest in the programme but decisions are made around the numbers who have actually accepted an unconditional place. I know it is difficult at holiday time to chase references etc but I urge you to get all your evidence in asap and once you get your unconditional offer please accept asap.  This way when the programme numbers are scrutinised early August that we have enough applicants with unconditional offers to run a viable programme (sufficient numbers).

If you have submitted evidence to and still not had a reply etc please contact me to help you chase this up.  Best wishes helen

time out

Normally when undertaking a PgC qualification you are entitled to take a maximum of one year as ‘timeout’ for health, personal reasons etc.  A very small (one maybe) number of students do utilise this option each year. This year it is different for the PgC As the PgC EAPS part-time programme will run for one last time 2019-2021. This means that if you take time out of the programme then there is no programme to return to. Instead you will need to carry your module points into another programme.

recording NMC teacher

Just to let you know that we are waiting for the NMC to confirm that part-time students who commence the programme in 2019 prior to the new standards that have to be in place by 2020, but do not complete until June 2021, still get the opportunity to record NMC teacher. Currently students who complete their PgC with NMC teacher in 2020 as full-time students can definitely record but awaiting a decision re part-time students. As soon as I know I will add the decision here.


Sept 2019-June 2021 class is the last time the PgC EAPS will run

Some information for you and / or your sponsor.

The 2019 intake to the PgC Education in academic and practice settings (PgC EAPS) will be the last intake for this programme. This is due to the discontinuation of the NMC teacher award in 2020, a history of low student numbers (usually less than 20 students) accessing the PgC EAPS programme and university developments that include programme rationalisation. Therefore, if you have any colleagues who wish to undertake/managers who wish to sponsor (financially support) staff to undertake the teacher preparation programme, please can you alert them that the September 2019 programme (completing in 2021) will be the last opportunity to do so.  We are still receiving and processing applications and can still accommodate additional numbers.

So spread the word around your colleagues and managers. I am happy to take any questions at 0141 3321 8333

Best wishes


July 2019 update

Sorry that there have been no Blog posts for a month but lots going on with the programme.  Keep your applications coming in, admissions are processing these and we can continue to do this through July and early August.

If there are less than 15 students on the first module then the university cannot run the module.  This has not happened since the programme was reconfigured in 2008 but I am duty bound to alert you.  Currently we are expecting more than 15 students and as applications continue then all should be good.  Induction for the programme takes place the week of 16 September and information about this will follow re date and time.

Looking forward to meeting you all

Best wishes