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Young People and Adult Specialists PGCE

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Full time | Teaching Development Centre | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching / Training (General) Children / Youth (Social Work)

Course type


Course Summary


The course will give you the skills and confidence you need to become an effective teacher. This course is aimed at graduates either currently in/or seeking to pursue a career in the wider education sector. You will analyse the many changes currently affecting the further education sector and will develop your knowledge of various teaching approaches and techniques to become a skilled and reflective teacher.

This course focuses on developing your teaching skills, and not on the subject you intend to teach. For this reason, you are expected to have a good understanding of your chosen subject(s) before you start training. PGCE Young People and Adult Specialists is a Level 7 (Masters Level) programme.

With the support from tutor module specialists from a range of sectors across the industry you will receive real life examples and industry contact including workshops and placements to help you understand the complex, ever-changing and exciting world of teaching. We pride ourselves on the personalised lessons and seminars where smaller classes enable students to have more interaction and support from tutors to help maximise potential.

Who the course is for

This course is aimed at graduates either currently in/or seeking to pursue a career in the wider education sector. This is a Level 7 (Masters Level) course validated by NCG and is mapped to professional standards for the sector. From 2007 all new entrants to teaching and training in further and adult education must meet these standards in order to apply for QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning Skills Sector).

This course fully meets the future requirements for Initial Teacher Training for the post compulsory sector and leads to achievement of QTLS. Candidates with QTLS have parity of esteem with holders of secondary QTS. Graduates can also use credits gained to progress onto our Master’s degree in Education.

Qualification Gained

PGCE Young People and Adult Learning Specialists validated by NCG.


This module offers the opportunity to further develop your theoretical understanding and practice related to teaching, learning and assessment. This module builds on learning from the level 6 'Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training' module and focuses on deepening knowledge and application of theory, identification of personal pedagogical principles, development and design of resources and utilisation of technologies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for 2019/20 is: £9,000 per year. There might be slight increase in fee for 2020/21.

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

You must hold a good degree level qualification in the subject area you wish to teach and meet the required standards for language, literacy, numeracy and ICT. These areas will be assessed through your application for the programme, and as part of your induction.