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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This full-time PGCE Young People and Adults course is perfect if you have a degree and would like to teach a specialist vocational subject area in the 14+ sector. You will have a passion for education and your specialist subject in particular, and will want to inspire young people and adults to enjoy learning about the subject.

You will undertake a placement of 100 hours to develop your teaching practice in an education setting. As this course is full-time, it is intensive in nature and is intended for those who wish to study on a full-time basis.

Once you complete this course you will be eligible to apply for QTLS which has parity of esteem with QTS.

How is the course taught?

  • Collaborative and reflective group sessions
  • Modelling of activities and techniques

How am I assessed?

  • Observations of teaching practice
  • Teaching portfolios
  • Written assignments
  • Presentations


Theories, principles and models in education and training
Wider Professional Practice
Developing teaching, learning and assessment in education and training
Teaching, learning and assessment in education and training

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You must hold an Honours Degree to undertake this course and be able to work academically at Level 6. Access to a placement setting to undertake at least 100 hours of teaching practice. The College can offer support with placements. Hold a Level 2 qualification in English and mathematics. If you do not hold a Level 2 in maths, this will discussed with you on application. These qualifications are required to seek QTLS after successful completion of the course. Successful completion of interview and assessment tasks.