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Full time


12 months

Start date


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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Inspire others with a love for your subject or trade - and develop the methods and skills to teach in adult and further education.

On this course, you’ll build a deep understanding of adult education teaching pedagogy, and ways to support student learning. You’ll master teaching skills and techniques. You’ll apply your knowledge in the classroom. And you’ll graduate with the skills and confidence to help your students achieve their goals.

You’ll join a supportive community of trainee teachers - from all different backgrounds. You’ll learn from each other, and share experiences as you progress.

You’ll emerge a confident, versatile professional, ready to teach in further and adult education settings, like:

  • higher education
  • the health service
  • adult and community education
  • the prison service
  • the armed forces
  • private training.

Career prospects

A PGCE in Post Compulsory education will give you the edge in the competitive further and adult education jobs market. And you’ll graduate ready to teach in colleges and other further education settings, like:

  • higher education
  • the health service
  • adult and community education
  • the prison service
  • the armed forces
  • private training.

You’ll also gain Masters’ level credits that can be applied to a Masters’ level course, if you choose to further develop your qualifications later in your career.

And we have strong links with local partner colleges, supporting your employment prospects.


This module explores the role of digital skills in teaching and learning and the importance of developing digital literacies in the post compulsory sector. The module considers policy, theory, frameworks and research to explore the effective use of technology for learning. Hands on activities will build your practical digital skills to become an effective teacher in the post compulsory sector. The development of digital resources for independent learning will help you embed these skills in your professional practice.

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Entry requirements

GCSE: GCSE English and Maths grade 4-5 are required prior to entry. Applicants are welcome from any academic discipline that is taught in FE or post-compulsory education and training. Admission is open to those with a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) or other professional / vocational qualification relevant to the subject you wish to teach. We also accept those with relevant vocational qualifications and experience who do not necessarily possess a degree. Also you need to complete additional DBS and Health teaching checks prior to your enrolment. Once you have accepted an offer from Oxford Brookes you will notified to complete your Health and DBS checks preceding your enrolment; you will receive your DBS notification by email in May.

University information

Based in the historic student city of Oxford, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities. It enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence, innovative approaches to learning, and strong links with business and industry. The university welcomes students from more than 140 countries around the world and is proud of its diverse, inclusive community. Oxford Brookes is known for great teaching, equipping students...more

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