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  • Faculty of Education

    Postgraduate Professional Development Programme

    Programme Specification

    This document provides a concise summary of the main features of the course(s) & associated award(s) offered through this Programme Specification, and includes the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, curriculum content, teaching/learning, assessment methods for each unit and on the Programme’s relationship to QAA Subject Benchmark Statements may be found in the dedicated student handbook for the Programme. The accuracy of the information in this document is reviewed periodically by the University and may be subject to verification by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

  • PARM1.4

    Versioning of Programme Specification This programme specification is valid for the period of approval confirmed at the time of the approval/last review event and relates to provision approved at that point. Programme specifications are updated on an annual basis to include modifications approved through the University’s quality assurance processes. This version provides a description of the programme as approved for the academic session indicated in section 3 of the following table.

    1 Date of initial Approval or last review: 15 January 2016

    2 Effective date of Approved/Reviewed Programme Specification:

    September 2016 – 31 August 2022

    3 This Version effective from: September 2016

    4 Version number: 2016 / version 1

    Students who commenced their study on awards within this programme specification prior to September 2016 should refer to the previous version of the programme specification published on the CASQE website.

    Modifications to Programme Specification

    Modifications to the programme specification since approval/ last review, and the cohort of students affected by the change, are listed in Section H (Log of Modifications) at the back of the document.

    Cross Referencing of Programme Specifications

    The following elements of provision included in this document is/ are also included in the following programme specifications

    Award Programme Specification

    Amendments made to provision listed in this table, must also be reflected in the relevant programme specifications listed above

    http://www.mmu.ac.uk/academic/casqe/specs/index.php

  • PARM1.4

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CASQE Page 1 of 73 Programme Specification

    CENTRE FOR ACADEMIC STANDARDS & QUALITY ENHANCEMENT

    Programme Specification

    The information in this document is organised into the following sections: Section A – Administrative and Regulatory Information Section B – Outcomes Section C – Structure Section D – Teaching, Learning and Assessment Section E – Programme Management Section F – Mapping Section G – Points of Reference Section H – Log of Modifications

    SECTION A – ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY INFORMATION

    1 Overarching Programme Specification Title

    Postgraduate Professional Development Programme

    2 Brief Summary

    The Postgraduate Professional Development Programme (PGPDP) is a comprehensive suite of part- time, (continuing) professional development Masters-level awards, comprising a range of Masters degrees as well as named PGCerts and Diplomas. The programme is designed for all those in the education community (teachers, education practitioners, professionals and leaders) as well as those in adjacent or inter- and multi-professional settings. Some awards in the programme offer opportunities to gain additional professional qualifications integrated with Masters study. Assessment is varied always relevant to the participants’ work context, encouraging participants to develop their own narrative, and innovations, for practice. There is the opportunity to have credit gained at other universities or experiential learning taken into account when applying for entry to the programme. The programme works out of the main Faculty of Education Brooks Building in Manchester but tutors can also be allocated at the Cheshire campus, and we also deliver units offsite (eg in schools and other organisations). The delivery model as a whole is specifically designed for busy professionals, incorporating weekend conference events, and group and individual tutorials. The programme is enhanced by keynote lectures, regular (optional) research and practice seminars and opportunities for networking. Our large and diverse postgraduate taught community in the Faculty of Education at MMU aims to be a community of research and knowledge generation for practice.

    3 Awarding institution

    Manchester Metropolitan University PSRBs National Youth Agency (for PGDip/MA Community Development and Youth Work: Leadership and Practice)

  • PARM1.4

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    British Dyslexia Association (for PGCert/PGDip Specific Learning Difficulties) NASEN (for PGCert The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination) Academy of Medical Educators (for PGCert Health and Medical Education)

    4 Home Faculty

    Education

    5 Home Department/ School/ Institute

    Professional Development and Educational Innovation (PDEI)

    6 UCAS/GTTR code(s)

    N/A

    7 Framework for HE Qualifications position of final award(s) Framework for HE Qualifications

    Masters (Level 7)

    8 Alignment with University Curriculum Framework Curriculum Frameworks

    Postgraduate

    9 Engagement with the University- wide provision (eg Uniwide Language, EdLab)

    Uniwide is not available for Postgraduate programmes

    10 Compliance with University Assessment Regulations University Assessment Regulations

    Taught Postgraduate

    11 Approved Variations/Exemptions from University Assessment Regulations University Assessment Regulations

    An exemption to regulation B.1: (‘Students must pass or otherwise be credited with the specified number and level of credits for any award for which they are eligible in order to gain that award. A final award shall only be granted to students who have demonstrated achievements of the learning outcomes for the programme on which they are registered’) was granted on 25 July 2011 for the PG Certificate/Diploma Specific Learning Difficulties. An exemption to regulation B.1: (‘Students must pass or otherwise be credited with the specified number and level of credits for any award for which they are eligible in order to gain that award. A final award shall only be granted to students who have demonstrated achievements of the learning outcomes for the programme on which they are registered’) was granted on 5 October 2012 for the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators (NASENCo). Students will need to pass a practice credit unit in addition to two Level 7 units (equal to 60 credits) in order to gain the award. The need to pass a practice credit unit also applies to the PG Dip/MA Community Development and Youth Work: Leadership and Practice.

    http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance#page-1 http://www.mmu.ac.uk/academic/casqe/regulations/curriculum-frameworks.php http://www.mmu.ac.uk/academic/casqe/regulations/assessment.php http://www.mmu.ac.uk/academic/casqe/regulations/assessment.php

  • PARM1.4

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CASQE Page 3 of 73 Programme Specification

    An exemption to regulation B.1 (‘Students must pass or otherwise be credited with the specified number and level of credits for any award for which they are eligible in order to gain that award. A final award shall only be granted to students who have demonstrated achievements of the learning outcomes for the programme on which they are registered’) was granted on 25 July 2011 for the PG Certificate/Diploma Specific Learning Difficulties. 90% attendance is required to gain the Postgraduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties. 70% attendance is required for the PG Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties.

    12

    Relationship with Faculty Foundation Year

    N/A

    Awards

    13 Final award title(s)

    MA Arts and Humanities in Education MA Autism Spectrum Conditions MA Bilingualism, Education and Society MA Coaching and Mentoring MA Community Development and Youth Work: Leadership and Practice MA Community Development Studies [fall back Award] PgDip Community Development and Youth Work: Leadership and Practice PgDip Community Development Studies [fall- back award] MA Disability Studies MA Early Childhood Studies MA Education MA Educational Inequalities and Social Justice MA Educational Leadership MA Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs and Disability MA International Education, Development and Democracy MA Language Education MA Leadership in Early Years MA Policy Studies in Education MA Professional Development and Enqui