Contact Us

PGCE/Prof GCE/Cert Ed Further Education and Training

validated by Pearson

LEVEL: Degree

CAMPUS: Station Plaza

DURATION: 2 years



START DATE: September





Teaching is a very fun and rewarding career. Studying this two year, part-time course with us will give you the skills you need to enter into the Lifelong Learning Sector of post 14 to 16 education. Our tutors can draw on their years of experience in both teaching this course, and experience of teaching in the industry.

This course is split into two pathways depending on your prior qualification. You can study the Cert Ed if you have a Level 3 qualification, but not obtained a degree; and you can study the PGCE if you are qualified to degree level. Both pathways are taught together over the two years, where you will learn how to effectively plan lessons, practise your teaching technique and develop your own teaching style.

Your learning will be split between, practical teaching activities and classroom observations, with the other half consisting of theory and academic study. Over the duration of the course you will develop a good balance of interpersonal and academic skills, which are essential to help you complete the course and start your career in teaching.
The first year of the course will give you a thorough introduction to teaching. You will understand the core values and skills needed for effective teaching practice. You will explore a range of contemporary issues in education and training, and discover your own style of teaching.

Core modules
* Introduction to teaching
* Learning and assessment in further education and training
* Contemporary issues in further education and training
In your second year you will compile growing evidence of your teaching skills and you will be able to demonstrate the important connections between key educational theories and their practice. Throughout the course of the year you will also undertake a research project to help you become a more analytical and reflective practitioner.

Core modules
* Developing teaching
* Professional practice
* Teaching practice

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Once you have completed the course you will have greater scope for employment in the private a public sector of teaching. You will have developed a diverse range of skills that will enable you to start your career in the world of teaching. You will be able to teach in a wide area of subjects, or you may wish to undertake further training to specialise in a particular subject.



You will need a minimum of: Entry is dependent on interview, assessment tasks, presentation and a written piece: • Candidates must be qualified to at least Level 3, with proof of Level 2 in maths and English • A current up to date DBS (formerly CRB) will need to be provided


International Fee:


You can also get in touch with us on social media.