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 and professionals of the education sector. Up to now, one thousand plus teaching/education-sector professionals from Sri Lanka and abroad have undergone the training and development processes of GGS. The teacher training and education qualifications offered by GGS are through partnerships with prestigious international institutions: The University of Nottingham for an MA in Education qualification (ranked 25th worldwide for Education) and Pearson Edexcel for Teaching Diploma and Advanced Teaching Diploma qualifications.
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. The programme requires all participants to undergo practical classroom training of teaching 150 hours.
Entry requirements: Advanced Level (local/UK) qualification or it's 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 Professional Diploma 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. Entry requirements: GGS’s Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional 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 Educ
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 Nottingham’s fly-in faculty. Entry requirements: GGS’s Pearson BTEC Level 5 Professional 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.
In addition to the above qualifications, we also offer short programmes related to teaching:
Additional information about the programmes can be obtained by visiting the website of GGS. http://gatewaygraduateschool.com/. The next intake for the Level 4 Diploma and TKT in Colombo and Level 4 Diploma in Kandy will be in July 2019. Further details can be obtained by calling Thilina/ Imeshi (Colombo) – 0777060157/ 0772256356, 2695103 or Jonathan (Kandy) – 0812203377 or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.