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Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Education and Training) - B108

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Education and Training) - B108

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Study mode

Full time


36 weeks

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Flexible Learning Design Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course is a level 7 qualification. It is designed for those who intend to take on a full teaching role, having responsibility for students throughout the learning process and engaging in teaching at a range of academic levels within their subject specialism.

This Teacher Training qualification is taught at our multi-million pound Twelve Quays campus in Birkenhead.

Course Details

The Post Graduate Certificate in Education, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, is primarily for those who want to teach in Further Education and sixth form. The aim of the course is to prepare trainees to teach in a range of contexts in the Further Education and Skills sector. Trainees are expected to attend a placement that includes at least 150 teaching hours as well as other department duties such as taking part in meetings, answering queries, and planning and preparation for classes. You will be in placement for 2 - 2.5 days a week.

Assessment Method

The assessment on this course is continuous and based upon demonstrating evidence of meeting the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training (ETF 2014). There are three aspects of assessment:

Teaching practice: Assessed through observation of teaching practice to include 8 successful observations and the development of a teaching practice portfolio.
Coursework assignments: You will complete a variety of assignments including academic essays, presentations both poster presentations and group presentations.
Professionalism: Assessed through participation in class activities, performance in teaching and professional attitude. This includes evidence that you are meeting professional standards.

The University of Central Lancashire and an external examiner moderate each course.

Where can I progress to?

While this qualification is not a school teaching qualification there may be employment opportunities in some schools, particularly for teachers of vocational subjects.

On achieving this qualification, trainee teachers will be able to begin the process of achieving Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS).


Preparation for Education and Training (Level 4)
Teaching, Learning and Assessment (Level 4)
Curriculum Design and Assessment (Level 5)
Action Research: Deconstructing Practice (Level 7)
Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment (Level 6)
Wider Perspectives in Education and Training (Level 7)

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

Students need to have an honours degree (applicants who do not have a degree should enrol on the Certificate in Education programme. 5 GCSEs at C/4 and above or equivalent as a minimum qualification, to include English and maths. The ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English. A Level 3 qualification in your teaching subject specialism, if other than your degree. A teaching or training placement for a minimum of 150 hours of teaching over the course of the programme. Under exceptional circumstances a voluntary teaching placement may be acceptable. Evidence of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check).