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Professional Graduate in Education PCE (PGCE) (Yr 1)

Professional Graduate in Education PCE (PGCE) (Yr 1)

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary


This is a full professional qualification for those who already have a full BA (Hons) or BSc qualification. This award qualifies you to teach in post-compulsory education. The course is designed to enable you to develop your skills, confidence and theoretical knowledge in education and training. This course is franchised and awarded by the University of Bedfordshire and provides you with an advanced knowledge of the Education sector.

Your areas of study could include but are not limited to: • Teaching Experience Portfolio • Curriculum Development and Evaluation • Issues in Post Compulsory Education and Training • Action Research • Coaching and Support

The course is taught on Mondays (first year) and Fridays (second year.) There will be lectures, discussions, supported research, support group working and reflection. You will use the college's virtual learning environment and the University of Bedfordshire's, and will have access to all the facilities of both organisations. The assessments are closely aligned to the course learning outcomes and can include written assignments, presentations, research projects and reflective journals.

Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.

Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed! • You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations. • Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.


Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure. • Upon successful completion of this course you will have enhanced your knowledge of education to help develop your career or move into a teaching-related role within post-compulsory education. You can undertake a process of Professional Formation after achieving the Award which will qualify you to teach in schools as well. You will gain HE credits at levels 5 & 6.


Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.

We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish which we will discuss with you at interview. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


30 weeks

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. UCAS introduced a new tariff for courses from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed. At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above. At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma. At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma. A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.