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) 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.
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.
Each year I gather thoughts and experiences from the current and the exiting students from the PgC EAPS programme. Ross M, a year 1 student teacher says….
“Course has been a steep learning curve but it has been very enjoyable learning about a completely new profession”
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 H.Gough@gcu.ac.uk 0141 3321 8333
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