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Post-14 (Education and Training) PGDE

Post-14 (Education and Training) PGDE

Key information

Qualification type

PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

Subject areas

Teaching / Training In Further Education

Course type


Course Summary

This course prepare for a rewarding career in the Further Education and Skills sector, teaching in settings such as colleges, academies, secondary schools, prisons and voluntary organisations. This course develops your skills through an exciting combination of practical teaching experiences, theoretical learning and discussions. If you want to gain the skills and confidence to work with post-14 learners in a range of settings, this course will prepare you for the practical demands of teaching in the Further Education and Skills sector. It also provides a good basis to fast-track your career into leadership and management within the sector.

The main assessment methods used on this course include observation of professional practice, group and individual presentations, discussion and debate, as well as formal academic writing. You will be formatively assessed throughout the year via milestone reviews to check your progress and development. This course is the ideal preparation for a career teaching in settings such as FE colleges, secondary schools, sixth form colleges and academies. The PGDE is also invaluable for anyone working with training providers, in offender learning/prison education, or in the voluntary sector. Once you have successfully completed this course, you will be eligible to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status via the Society for Education and Training.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The Reflective Professional
Curriculum in Context
Applying Theory to Educational Practice
Embedding Evidence Based Practice to Improve Teaching
The Fundamentals of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fee for 2018/19 is £9250 per year and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

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

Students need to hold an undergraduate degree (minimum of 2:1) in the subject area in which they intend to teach (or a related area). They will also need GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths (or Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy).

University information

The University of Derby is spread across two campuses in Derby and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study methods...more