School of Education

  • PGCE Education - Post-Compulsory


    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.


    Induction Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving PGCE Education - Post-Compulsory students in Induction Week (09-14 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. View everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus here.
    Event Time Location
    Monday 9 September
    Introductions 09:30 to 12:30 FG.07, F Building, Harcourt Hill Campus
    Lunch 12:30 to 14:00 Hot and cold food and drinks are for sale in the Harcourt Kitchen, or you can bring your own
    Enrolment
    You should complete your enrolment online before arriving at Brookes. However, a Student Support Coordinator will be available during this time to help you with any issues you may have getting your modules registered correctly. Furthermore, if you have not yet collected your student card, you are invited to use this time to collect it from the programme administration office (BG.20) 
    14:00 to 16:00 Harcourt Hill

    Tuesday 10 September

    Teaching sessions continue 09:30 to 16:30. You will already have received the full timetable for this week via email prior to the start of the course. The timetable for the remainder of the Autumn term will be available from Monday 9 September.

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course.

    Contact Contact details
    Head of School Professor Mary Wild
    Programme Lead Ms Mandy Winters
    Course Leader Ms Clare Fenwick
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Hazel Rothera
    Programme Administrator Mrs Bethany McNamara-Dale +44 (0)1865 488292

    Recommended Reading

    Here is some general preparatory reading.

    Book Details
    Armitage, A., Cogger, A., Evershed, J., Hayes, D., Lawes, S. and Renwick, M. (2016). Teaching in Post-14 Education & Training. 5th ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press
    Gregson, M. and Hillier, Y. (2015). Reflective Teaching in Further, Adult and Higher Education. London: Bloomsbury
    Petty, G. (2014). Teaching Today: A Practical Guide. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press
    Race, P. (2014). Making Learning Happen: A Guide for Post-Compulsory Education. 3rd ed. London: Sage
    Aubrey, K. & Riley, A. (2018) Understanding and Using Educational Theories. London: Sage

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for PGCE Education - Post-Compulsory. You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is, and when to meet them, when you enrol.

    Name Room Phone
    Ms Clare Fenwick B1.17 48 8779
    Dr Marian McLachlan AG.02 48 8514

    Important Things to Bring with You

    • Writing materials; Photo ID
    • If not checked at interview:
      • Your original degree certificate 
      • Your original GCSE English Language and Mathematics certificates
      • And/or your vocational qualifications.