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Programme structure: Teach First Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Science) - what's running in 2017/18

All units (mandatory or where chosen as optional) in this programme are must pass. For the definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms from Annex 1 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/esu/assessment/annex/glossary.html

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Creating Inclusive Learning Environments: The Role of the Teacher EDUC30022 20 Mandatory
Theories of Learning and Teaching EDUCM0056 20 Mandatory
Special Educational Needs EDUCM0057 20 Mandatory
The Teacher as Leader EDUC30021 20 Mandatory
Becoming a Reflective Practitioner (Reflective Journal/RJA) EDUCM0028 20 Mandatory
Some students may take EDUC30011 instead of EDUCM0028
Becoming a Reflective Practitioner (Reflective Journal/RJA) EDUC30011 20 Optional
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Additional progress information

The expectation will be that all participants will successfully complete the mandatory units, of which two are assessed at Level 6/H and three at Level 7/M. This qualifies the participant for the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

In exceptional circumstances participants may exit with a Professional Certificate in Education which requires successful completion of all three Level 6/H units.

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