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A quote from an MOD website about a trainer in the army with a PGCE in further education. I understand they take two years to study a PGCE at Southampton University and are commissioned at the rank of Captain. ‘Captain Declan Lynn, from the Army's Educational and Training Services, is proving that there are no barriers to education or even delivering lessons in front line bases in Afghanistan'.
After joining the Army in 2000, Captain Lynn completed his military training and PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) teaching qualification
Captain Lynn is one of around 300 Education Officers across the Army and eight currently working in Afghanistan.
"We have a Sergeant in one of the PBs and he has picked up his acting rank, but he's not substantive in that rank until he has done a couple of career courses. One of them is the management qualification, the CLM.
"There are [link widoczny dla zalogowanych] a number of prerequisites to get onto that course so when I was down at his base location at one of the PBs he asked me: 'OK, honestly, where do I start and what do I need to do to get onto this one?'
"So I was able to look up his educational records quite easily and could say, right this is the standard you are at in a number of areas, you need to do some literacy, numeracy and some computing work before you are even eligible to get on your promotion courses.
"While I was in the PB he did literacy and numeracy exams and he's now working through a workbook that will brush him up on all the management information he will need to do.
"We also have another Sergeant, he's a TA Sergeant serving in one of the PBs down in Sangin.
"He's not satisfied with the result he got from school, he just felt that he could have done better.
"So he's doing a [link widoczny dla zalogowanych] National Extension College GCSE package while he is here in theatre and he'll do his exams in a local college in Preston when he gets back on R&R.
"So by the end of his tour here in June he should have a nationally-recognised GCSE."
Statement on the PGCE Qualification
Joint statement - PGCE qualification title
1. The PGCE is a well established and internationally recognised qualification undertaken by graduates to prepare them for a career in teaching. Over time, a number of PGCE models have been developed to meet the different needs of learners and the profession. However, the essential characteristics of the PGCE have remained constant - an HE programme providing both professional training leading to QTS and a course of academic study leading to an academic qualification.
2. The qualification acronym ‘PGCE' has traditionally been understood to stand for ‘Post-Graduate Certificate in Education'. However, the academic level of PGCE courses does vary. Some institutions run PGCE courses which aim for the academic equivalent of the final year of an undergraduate honours degree, with QTS. Other courses, however, are pitched beyond Honours level, incorporate subject or specialist work in greater detail, and include consideration of research methods. Such courses [link widoczny dla zalogowanych] may form a progression route within a framework which ultimately [link widoczny dla zalogowanych] leads to a Masters degree.
3. In line with the principles underpinning the Framework for HE Qualifications (FHEQ) (QAA, 2001), the [link widoczny dla zalogowanych] full qualification title for ‘PGCE' courses should represent accurately the expected level of achievement, and should be aligned with the most appropriate qualification descriptor. It will be a matter for HEIs to determine the appropriate level of their qualifications and to assign the appropriate title, in line with the following guidance:
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education for those PGCE qualifications which are pitched at Honours level, and align with the FHEQ qualification descriptor at H (honours level)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education titles for those PGCE qualifications which are pitched beyond Honours level and align with the FHEQ qualification descriptor at M (masters level).
4. Institutions should continue to ensure that the level of their qualification(s) is clear and transparent to all applicants, students and other stakeholders. References to the level and full title of the PGCE should be made in course publications, admissions materials, programme specifications, transcripts and certificates. Institutions will [link widoczny dla zalogowanych] be expected to identify clearly the level and associated nomenclature of their PGCE programmes, and their subsequent awards, from 1st September 2006.
The year is intensive and demanding. Students typically have to wade through around 135 hours of lectures, a [link widoczny dla zalogowanych] minimum of 120 hours' teaching practice [link widoczny dla zalogowanych] and a [link widoczny dla zalogowanych] hefty academic workload, writing essays about everything from complex teaching theory to staff development and appraisal.
"The PGCE prepared me very well for the academic side of the job," she says. "But writing essays [link widoczny dla zalogowanych] about the post-compulsory sector is very different to actually working in it. There are quite a few nitty-gritty things you have to work out for yourself, like managing relationships with other staff.
I have a PGCE in Further education and I was three years up the lecturer scale, whilst living in a single room without a car. I [link widoczny dla zalogowanych] just thought I would make a note. On completion my reference said [link widoczny dla zalogowanych] I was totally reliable and deeply committed to what ever I put my mind to; that I entered fully into the activities of the business division and showed a depth of character and genuine love of teaching. He also wished me well in my future career.

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