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Pre-Service Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Education, Training and Skills Sector)

Pre-Service Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Education, Training and Skills Sector)

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Full time | Beverley | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Professional Certificate

Subject areas

Education Studies Teaching (General) Teaching / Training Methods / Skills Personal Development (Business)

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is designed for graduates who would like to work in the lifelong learning sector. The sector includes further, higher and adult education, community and youth services, the health services, uniformed services (the armed
forces, prison, the police and fire services), and private trainers and large organisations with their own training departments. It also includes provision for teaching 14 to 16-year-olds in some subjects.

Successful candidates may apply for status as Qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills (QTLS). Recent changes to legislation now enable some holders of QTLS to teach in schools.

This is a full-time course, normally completed in one year. Students will spend two days per week with other trainee teachers, following a course of academic study on principles of teaching and learning. Up to three days per week will be
spent in a placement within their specialist area, working with a range of students and building skills and confidence as a teacher.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment includes written work, posters, presentations and personal development portfolios. You will be regularly
observed teaching and this is an essential element in the assessment process.

How will the course be delivered?

The programme includes taught sessions, tutorials, teaching practice experience, visiting speakers and seminars, and a
conference at University of Hull.

What next?

  • On successful completion of the full course you will be awarded a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education.
  • As a qualified teacher there are opportunities for teaching your subject area in a wide range of settings nationwide.
  • Credit points for each module may be used in the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme to progress to higher level
  • courses such as our Masters Degree in Education.


The programme offers all trainees the opportunity to gain both breadth and depth in their understanding of professional practice. The defining feature of post-16 pedagogic practice is its diversity and understanding the implications of this for practice is a core component of the programme.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

A degree in a subject you wish to teach; College interview.