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36 training courses found

Primary Education PGDE

The one-year PGDE (Primary) programme utilises state-of-theart ICT labs and dedicated teaching rooms. We use our virtual learning environment and Glow, the education network, for delivery and assessment.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time
Primary PGDE (Scotland)

The one-year PGDE (Primary) programme utilises our state-of-theart ICT labs and dedicated teaching rooms. We use our virtual learning environment and Glow, the education network, for delivery and assessment.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Full time
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGCert

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches and interventions are recognised as a major approach to psychological treatment. This course is suitable for a wide range of professionals such as nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, doctors, psychologists and counsellors.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time
Child Protection PGCert

The course has been developed in the context of contemporary policy and practice developments relating to child protection and well-being in Scotland. Students will have the opportunity to critically explore theoretical frameworks, research, and practice issues across professional and disciplinary boundaries in a multiagency practice environment, while developing a child-centred perspective in addressing the protection of children and young people.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time
Broadcast Journalism PGDip

In this course Broadcast Journalism at University of West of Scotland students will be studying a course accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. This practical, masters vocational degree programme is delivered using our own purpose built television studios at UWS Hamilton Campus and is designed to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge employers would expect of professional journalists starting their careers.

  • Duration of training: 32 weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Physical Education) PGDE (Scotland)

This programme is carried out in partnership with schools in which you will spend 18 weeks on placement. University-based study focuses on curriculum, methods of teaching and learning, and assessment, alongside theoretical and practical aspects of professional studies in education.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Art) PGDE (Scotland)

This programme is carried out in partnership with schools in which you will spend 18 weeks on placement. University-based study focuses on curriculum, methods of teaching and learning, and assessment, alongside theoretical and practical aspects of professional studies in education.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Full time
Primary Physical Education PGCert

This new postgraduate certificate course in Primary Physical Education has been designed to help registered primary school teachers extend their knowledge, understanding and teaching skills to deliver high-quality physical education in a primary school setting. The programme, which is delivered on a part-time, blended learning basis with sessions at Ayr Campus, aims to: Support you to think critically about your knowledge, understanding and teaching skills to enhance the delivery of quality physical education; Help you support the ongoing development of physical education within your primary school, local cluster or education authority; Enhance participants’ abilities to critically reflect in an informed way on their own practice in primary physical education.

  • Duration of training: 12 months
  • Study mode: Full time
Primary PGDE (Scotland)

The one-year PGDE (Primary) programme utilises our state-of-theart ICT labs and dedicated teaching rooms. We use our virtual learning environment and Glow, the education network, for delivery and assessment.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (English) PGDE (Scotland)

This programme is carried out in partnership with schools in which you will spend 18 weeks on placement. University-based study focuses on curriculum, methods of teaching and learning, and assessment, alongside theoretical and practical aspects of professional studies in education.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Biology) PGDE (Scotland)

This programme is carried out in partnership with schools in which you will spend 18 weeks on placement. University-based study focuses on curriculum, methods of teaching and learning, and assessment, alongside theoretical and practical aspects of professional studies in education.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Full time
Coaching and Mentoring PGCert

The Postgraduate Certificate Coaching and Mentoring programme is offered online and suitable for a diverse range of participants from across various sector organisations (public, private and voluntary) who may have responsibility for training and development and/or supporting peers and colleagues as part of their own organisational development policies. In offering individuals a reflective and non-threatening environment through which to critique practice when viewed in light of national and international literature on coaching and mentoring and other models of professional development (so as to develop and promote ‘evidence’ informed professional practice), it also aims to promote cross-sector/inter-agency/inter-professional working and the development of core, transferable skills appropriate for post graduate study at SCQF Level 11 (Masters).

  • Duration of training: 18 months
  • Study mode: Online
Waste and Clean Technologies PGDip

The programme develops core skills in environmental management, coupled with an understanding of technologies that enhance the sustainable use of natural resources and minimise the environmental impact of economic activities, exploiting value from industrial process by-products and waste materials. Our research-active academics are experienced in projects monitoring and assessing environmental impacts, developing innovative treatment technologies and working with industry and business.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Secondary Education (Modern Language) PGDE (Scotland)

This programme is carried out in partnership with schools in which you will spend 18 weeks on placement. University-based study focuses on curriculum, methods of teaching and learning, and assessment, alongside theoretical and practical aspects of professional studies in education.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Full time
Secondary Education (Mathematics) PGDE (Scotland)

This programme is carried out in partnership with schools in which you will spend 18 weeks on placement. University-based study focuses on curriculum, methods of teaching and learning, and assessment, alongside theoretical and practical aspects of professional studies in education.

  • Duration of training: 1 years
  • Study mode: Full time
Mental Health and Education PGCert

This programme is an innovative new subject discipline providing an interdisciplinary programme based on expertise from across the School of Education and the School of Health. A prime focus of the programme is on the nature of mental health in learning, teaching and training environments and how this might impact on learners, leaders of learning and other disciplinary groups such as psychologists, health professionals attached to schools, managers and social workers.

  • Duration of training: 18 months
  • Study mode: Full time
Project Management PGCert

This programme examines current practices, issues and trends in the field of project management and provides students with specialist knowledge of the skills and techniques necessary for effective project management. It is structured around a number of core modules which offer in-depth study of the subject area.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Financial Accounting PGDip

This programme aims to develop their critical, analytical problem-based learning skills and transferable skills to prepare you for a career in financial accounting; give you a solid understanding of current financial accounting theory and practice and future developments internationally; assist you to develop further skills required for independent practice and team-working within the accounting profession. It encourage you to adopt an analytical and creative approach to study and to develop the ability to argue rationally, communicate clearly, and form sound judgements; enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities through the execution of a Masters level project.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Artist Teacher PGCert

This professionally accredited online course is designed for art teachers and others working with art and design within the 3-18 sector both in Scotland and internationally. The course provides teachers and others working within the sector the opportunity to refresh their own visual arts practice against the 'real world' contexts of contemporary art and culture; it enables participants to critically examine and evaluate models of art educational practice and pedagogy in historical and contemporary contexts including curriculum for excellence; the masters artist teacher course helps develop a community of practice which is both sustainable and supportive and which is driven ultimately by the challenges faced by art and design teachers in the 21st Century.

  • Duration of training: 12 months
  • Study mode: Online
Exercise and Health Science PGDip

This programme is aimed at those students who wish to build careers as exercise physiologists or exercise specialists within private or public healthcare, health promotion, or the health and fitness industry. The Physical inactivity is a major factor in the national and international epidemic of preventable diseases.

  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
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