The Open University has welcomed the Education and Workforce Council’s decision to accredit its alternative routes into teaching programme.
'The decision to fully accredit our PGCE is great news for schools, pupils and part-time learners across Wales,’ said Sarah Stewart, Director of the PGCE for the OU in Wales. ‘Our thanks go to the Education and Workforce Council, the Welsh Government, partner schools and regional education consortia, as well as OU staff in Wales and across the UK, for their hard work. The OU in Wales already offers part-time degrees in Nursing and Social Work, and the addition of the PGCE strengthens our position as a go-to university for vocational study.’
For over 50 years, The Open University has been coming up with innovative ways to bring learning into our homes. We’ve opened up higher education to more and more people, helping make the impossible, possible. This PGCE will offer teaching as an option to those who may want to change career but are unable to stop working as they learn. In many cases, they’ll bring life experiences and skills from other industries, which will only enrichen the teaching in our classrooms.Sarah Stewart, Director of the PGCE, The Open University in Wales
‘Our focus now shifts to recruiting students for our April secondary science cohort in the spring of 2020, and our full suite of PGCE subjects in October. I encourage anyone who’s interested in studying for the PGCE to get in touch with us as soon as possible.’
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