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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-16 Education and Training (In service)

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-16 Education and Training (In service)

Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Certificate

Subject areas

Teaching / Training (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This Level 6 course is appropriate for the post-16 education and training sector. An honours degree (2:2) is required for entry to the programme. This course will help you to develop your teaching skills, reflect on current ideas about education and training, and creatively explore the professional opportunities open to you. You will gain a professional qualification in further, higher or adult education and training.

It is offered to those currently in teaching, in-service, as a two year part-time course. You should be in paid employment as a trainer or teacher, for a minimum of 100 hours of relevant current group teaching over two years is required.

The course combines lectures, seminars and work experience to provide you with a conceptual and practical understanding of how to influence the quality of teaching, learning and assessment across multiple contexts in the post-16 sector. You will learn alongside other teaching professionals and acquire adult learning theory which will be applied to your own practice.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Contact University and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

All potential applicants are required to attend and successfully pass an interview and will need to fulfil the follow entry criteria to be offered a place on the programme: Five GCSE subjects, including three at GCSE level Grade C or above (which must include English and Mathematics) and a minimum of two A level (minimum grade D) or equivalent qualifications. These can be in any subject. A UK degree (min 2:2) or equivalent in the subject you wish to teach. If the degree is not in your main teaching area, you will be required to hold at least a minimum of NVQ (NQF) level 3 in your vocational area. All places are subject to a satisfactory enhanced check for regulated activity with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau check.