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Welcome to the mentor webfolio for all mentors in the post-compulsory sector supporting a University of Wolverhampton student. Thank you very much for taking on this valuable role. This webfolio is intended to act as a resource to disseminate information, documentation and ideas.

Who are you mentoring? (please select from the menu on the right)

There are 3 routes students can select when enrolling on a PCE teaching course. Each is slightly different as is the role of their mentor. You need to know which route your mentee is taking in order to support them fully

For an overview of the role please select the page relevant to route your mentee is taking to achieve their ITT qualification:

 

  • PGCE student (Full-time route, studying at University)

 

  • CERT ED/PROF GRAD student (Part-time route studying at one of our partner colleges)

 

  • GTA (The Graduate Teaching Assistant is a 2 year route studying at University)

More detail on each route can be found further down this page.

Advice and guidance for the mentoring role can be found on the pages within this webfolio. Briefing sessions to help you in your role will be offered at the university and the dates for these sessions will be published below.

Mentor Briefing Dates for PGCE and GTA mentors.

Please note:Cert Ed/Prof Grad mentors will attend a briefing arranged by the partner college.

 Briefing dates for PGCE mentors (TBC)

Campus Day Date Time Room
Walsall
Wolverhampton

 Mentor briefing dates for GTA mentors (TBC)

Campus Day Date Time Room
Walsall
Wolverhampton

 

 

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Full-time PGCE student teacher (please see page titled 'PGCE full-time route')

Students on this route are enrolled on the pre-service PGCE (PCE). They attend university for 2 days per week (Wednesday and Friday) and will be placed in your organisation for 2 days per week. They are expected to have one day per week for study. Over the course of the one year programme they will be expected to achieve 120 teaching hours.

Part-time Certificate in Education/Professional Graduate Cert Ed (please see page titled 'Part-time Cert Ed/Prof Grad route')

Students on this route attend the  teacher education course within one of our partner colleges. They attend placement within your organisation to complete their Professional Development units that for part of the course content in both year one and two. Students may be employed teachers (unqualified) or they may, in a small number of cases, be attending a voluntary placement. The student teacher is expected to complete a minimum of 75 hours teaching practice per year.

Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) route (please see page 'GTA route')

Your student teacher has been selected to be a paid employee of the university. They will complete the PGCE course over two years and attend teacher education classes one day per week. the rest of the week they will be working with students gaining teaching experience. They are expected to complete 120 hours teaching practice over the two year programme. 

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