Postgraduate Certificate in Education Post-14 (Education and Training) – September 2020

Start Date: 17 September 2020
Funding information: Student Finance HE Loan available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Part-time Evening

Course Overview

This part time evening PGCE course is validated by University of Derby. It is a nationally-recognised teaching qualification which will allow you to teach in a variety of learning environments such as Further Education colleges, schools, adult and community education, prisons and public services. The course is designed to develop practical teaching skills and broaden your understanding of the contact in which teaching is carried out. This course is designed for those who want a career in teaching. To successfully complete this course you will need to undergo a minimum of 100 teaching hours over the two year course, therefore you will need a placement in a school or other educational setting such as a college. All applicants are subject to approval from the University of Derby. The PGCE is studied part-time over 2 years. You will be required to attend college lectures and seminars for 3 hours per week in the evening. You will also need to dedicate some time to self-study and research.

Course Content

Modules on this course include: Preparing to Teach, Developing Practical Teaching Skills, Theories of Learning, Teaching observations, Curriculum studies

Entry Requirements

GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or Level 2 equivalent), Access to a minimum of 50 teaching hours per year of the course (if a full teaching role) within a 20 mile radius of the college, Level 6 qualification in the subject you wish to teach.

Assessment Methods

  • Presentations

  • practical assignments

  • written assignments


Successful completion of this course can lead to a variety of roles including: Further Education teacher, SEND teacher, Teaching in prisons, Other post 14 educational settings


£6994.00 incl VAT