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Teaching and Training Qualification From University of Nottingham Ranked 22nd in the World for Education

Gateway Graduate School (GGS), the higher education and professional development arm of the Gateway Group, one of the largest education-sector conglomerates in Sri Lanka, offers internationally recognised qualifications for teachers, trainers, lecturers, educational administrators and HR professionals. The institution is a pioneer in the field of developing teachers and educators in Sri Lanka by offering up-to-date professional programmes for more than five years. To date, over a thousand teachers and educators have benefited from the programmes offered by GGS.
International Partnerships with the University of Nottingham and Pearson
The teacher training and education qualifications offered by GGS are through partnerships with prestigious international institutions: The University of Nottingham for an MA in Educationqualification and Pearson Edexcel for Teaching Diploma and Advanced Teaching Diploma qualifications. The University of Nottingham, a Russell Group and research-led university in the UK, is in the top 1% of the universities worldwide. Its School of Education is ranked 22nd in the world and 4th in the UK by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the premier ranking system for international higher education institutions. Pearson Edexcel, based out of the UK, is one of the leading international qualifications awarding institutions.
Programmes Offered
The education and teaching programmes at GGS start with a diploma for entry-level teachers and progress up to a master’s degree from the University of Nottingham. The three programmes offered are as follows:
1. Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Teaching: This qualification enables the participants to develop a fairly broad theoretical and practical perspective of the teaching profession. It has eight modules and each of them cover contemporary topics as relevant to teaching including soft skills for teaching, principles of teaching and learning, developing assessment practice, creative approaches to teaching and learning and using ICT to support teaching and learning. The programme also requires all participants to undergo practical classroomtraining of teaching 150 hours.
Entry requirements: Advanced Level (local/UK) qualification or its equivalent
Duration: One year of part-time studies
Career progression opportunities: Upon the successful completion of the programme, participants can progress in their teaching careers or gain entry into the teaching profession within the non-government sector in Sri Lanka.
Academic progression opportunities: Successful participants can progress on to the Pearson BTEC Level 5 ProfessionalDiploma in Advanced Teaching offered by GGS.
2. Pearson BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching: This programme provides scope to the participants to develop advanced teaching and training skills as it encompasses subjects such as educational psychology, professional practice, measuring and evaluating learning performance, curriculum design for inclusivity, evaluating teaching and learning programmes and action research in teaching. At the end of the programme participants will have gained an in-depth knowledge of the topical issues that influence the teaching practice of the 21st Century.
Entry requirements: GGS’s Pearson BTEC Level 4Professional Diploma in Teaching or a recognised degree qualification or a recognised diploma qualification with one year’s relevant work experience
Duration: One year of part-time studies
Career progression opportunities: Upon the successful completion of the qualification, participants can progress on to senior teaching and administrative positions within the education sector. Academic progression opportunities: Successful participants can progress on to the University of Nottingham’s MA in Education offered through GGS.
3. MA in Education – awarded by the University of Nottingham: This prestigious master’s programme is offered exclusively through GGS in Sri Lanka by the University of Nottingham. The modules are taught by the fly-in faculty of the Malaysia Campus of the university.
The programme is suitable to a broad range of audiences including educational administrators and managers, training professionals, HR practitioners, higher education lecturers and school teachers. The modules of this programme cover subjects such as understanding curriculum, learning and assessment, practice based inquiry and teaching, training and technology. The key benefits of the MA in Education are as follows:
 Enables the learners to contextualise learning as per their professional needs
 Investigates contemporary issues in education, training and learning development in a broad sense by considering relevant socio-economic factors
 Deepens and refines capacity for critical reflection and practice
 Provides scope to explore the imperative topics of equity, diversity and flexibility as per the requirements of individuals and organizations
 Facilitates international networking opportunities with world-class scholars and professionals.
Entry requirements: GGS’s Pearson BTEC Level 5Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching with one year’s relevant work experience or a relevant degree qualification equivalent to a British second class honours degree.
Duration: 20 – 24 months of part-time studies
Career progression opportunities: Upon the successful completion of the qualification, participants can progress on to senior managerial/administrative and/or teaching/training/academic careers within a broad range of knowledge-based sectors of employment. Academic progression opportunities: Those who possess the MA in Education qualification with good grades may progress on to doctoral-level studies with the University of Nottingham or with other leading universities across the world.
For more information please call Rushika / Imeshi (Colombo) – 0772256356, 2695103, 2695107 or by writing to [email protected]

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