Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Educational Study (PCES)
This new and dynamic distance learning programme has been developed to reflect the needs of today’s trainers and teachers who teach with or about ICT.
This programme provides 60 M-level credits, which can, over a period of time, be put towards a Full Master’s degree.
The course addresses the increasing demand for effective deployment of ICT by those concerned with teaching or training; and reflects the developing understanding of pedagogies and the relationship and interactions between learners, learning, technology, organisations and teachers.
The purpose of this programme is to:
• Develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the developments that underpin IT and ICT
• Enable you to work effectively with theoretical and research-based evidence
• Help you to develop your own personal perspective on the role of IT and ICT set within a context of Computer Based Learning and Training (CBLT)
• Raise your awareness of and ability to utilise appropriate research methods in the analysis of CBLT
• Examine aspects of ICT design or evaluation with regard to known design or evaluative models
• Develop your skills of analysis and reflection upon relevant issues and impacts of IT and ICT
• Develop skills and gain additional insights in the use of electronic media for teaching and training
Structure & Assessment:
You undertake three separate units of study, each of which carries 20 credits. Each unit amounts to 200 hours of student effort. Successful completion of all three units is the equivalent of half a taught Masters programme. Over a period of time you may be able to put these 60 credits towards a full Master's degree.
Each of the 4000 word (or equivalent) assignments is negotiated between yourself and your tutor, this is so you can directly relate the assignments to the context of your own workplace.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission