School of Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificates

    Progress your professional practice with a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate Awards.

    Study with colleagues with similar professional interests. Where you can share experiences, to develop your knowledge and practice.

    You'll conduct a research project on your own practice. Building your specialist skills to meet your professional needs.

    All the courses have a flexible structure that will help you study while you are working. You'll receive expert tuition from experienced lecturers to succeed on your course.

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  • On this course, you'll enhance your understanding, skills and expertise in relation to children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH).

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    You will develop your understanding of the 2014 national curriculum in respect of Reading for Pleasure. You will focus on understanding how texts are constructed using a range of narrative modes and how this aspect of your subject knowledge can be employed in the primary classroom to develop children’s abilities to read a range of texts for pleasure. You will also explore a variety of texts currently available including classic texts; comics; novels in verse form; literature in translation and interactive texts.

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    This course is aimed at middle-management level leaders in schools (heads of department, key stage co-ordinators, pastoral managers). It provides an overview of up-to-date research and educational theory to inform the process of leadership and management. It also offers opportunities for the practical application of theory in a school setting.

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    The National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination is a mandatory course for new SENCOs and for SENCOs presently working in this role. The course covers policy and practice, teaching and learning and managing issues in SEN.

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    This course focuses on children in English-speaking schools, whose first language is not English. You will analyse the needs and support of the development of children in second languages settings.

    There will be opportunities to discuss theories of bilingualism and to develop an appreciation of the links between first and second language, identity and self-esteem and the emotional experiences of the EAL child. Alternative practices and pedagogies will be evaluated with consideration given to the beliefs, theories and attitudes to language and the EAL learner that underpin teacher choices of approach.

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    This course is designed for experienced teachers and graduate teaching assistants working with children and young people with literacy difficulties. You will study alternative perspectives on literacy difficulties, managing literacy difficulties in schools and the assessment and intervention where literacy difficulties are present.

    The course is organised by Oxford Brookes in partnership with Oxfordshire Local Authority.

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    The Artist Teacher Scheme (ATS) is the national programme of continuing professional development courses for artist teachers. If you are working in Art education this scheme provides opportunities for you to review and develop your personal creative practice in relation to the highest levels of contemporary practice.

    The programme is based on the central belief that educators of art, design and craft who maintain and develop their own creative practice can be significantly more effective professionally and more likely to be satisfied with their educational work.

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    On this PGCert in Childhood and Youth Studies you will explore today’s children, youth and families - and develop your practice to value every child.

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  • †Applicants to the Artist Teacher Practice should be working in art education in some capacity. Applicants do not need Qualified Teacher Status. 

    For further information on any of our Postgraduate Certificate Awards please email or Tel: +44 (0)1865 488617.