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PGCert Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) - In-service

PGCert Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) - In-service

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Study mode

Part time


9 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Education Studies Teaching / Training In Further Education

Course type


Course Summary

This is the recognised teaching qualification for people who are already lecturing in further education – called In-Service. The course is based on the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges (2018), and is fully accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

If you’re a lecturer and already teach in a further education college, or similar environment, you can complement your previous experience and qualifications with a postgraduate degree in TQFE. The course is also suitable for anyone who works in other education and training contexts in post-compulsory education.

Throughout the course you’ll develop your personal and professional abilities to help you adopt greater responsibility and leadership in your own work environment.

The University of Stirling have been delivering the TQFE course for 15 years. The course integrates a range of pedagogic techniques which aim to encourage you to engage with academic and policy literature and to communicate with your peers as part of a ‘professional learning community’. Both face-to-face sessions and a variety of online technologies are used to deliver the course.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This course is only available to students with a tuition fee status of UK.

Entry requirements

Good first degree in a relevant subject