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Post Compulsory Education - Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
Post Compulsory Education - Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Post Compulsory Education - Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

  • ID:LC440129
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,350.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,350.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
Estimated Total/program:
£45,700.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • Be engaged in teaching in post-compulsory (i.e. Further, Higher or Adult) education for at least 50 hours per year.
  • Be qualified in the content of the material being taught (usually holding a first degree in that subject).
  • Be able to communicate clearly in spoken and written standard English, and demonstrate appropriate skills in numeracy (QCF level 2). The simplest way of showing this is a pass at Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, but other accredited evidence from a recognised awarding body is equally acceptable, providing that you can demonstrate their equivalence at interview.
  • You need to bring documentary evidence with you to your interview.

English requirement

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • GCSE or O Level English language grade C or above validated in the UK 
  • IGCSE English as a First Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading Grade E, Writing Grade E, Speaking and Listening: Speaking Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500)
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading and Writing: Reading Grade D, Writing Grade D, Oral (Speaking) Grade C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening Grade A
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grade English, minimum grade C
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade English, minimum grade D
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Ordinary Level English, minimum grade C
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Higher Level English, minimum grade D
  • West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WAEC SSCE): Minimum Grade C/6
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 51, Reading: 51, Speaking: 51, Writing: 51

Other requirements

If documentary evidence is not available, you will be asked to undertake a skills test.

You might in any case find it useful to do such a test if you have been out of formal education (in a student role, of course) for some time. You may have to undertake a similar test for QTLS, and we would not want anyone to be too distracted by having to work too hard to meet the grade for that.

  • You must not have been previously excluded from teaching or working with young people.
  • If you are planning or applying to work with young people under 18 (under Eligibility Code 04) your employer will need to seek DBS clearance, although under some circumstances you may be liable for the fee.

Course Information

Participants will develop the professional and practical skills needed to become a teacher working in post-compulsory education, opening up employment opportunities in a wide range of organisations from general FE colleges to universities, prisons, businesses and the voluntary sector.

The course will equip you with the professional knowledge and skills to work within this sector and adapt to organisational and policy change, it will also provide a base for your further personal and professional development.

After completion of the course you will be able to apply for Qualified Teacher: Learning and Skills status (QTLS).

This course is offered in-service as well as pre-service depending on your needs.

  • Learn through taught sessions and professional practice, applying theory to your teaching practice to develop the core skills for teaching in post compulsory education
  • Build on your expertise and experience in your field to develop your teaching skills
  • Gain a qualification that includes recommendation for Qualified Teacher: Learning and Skills status (QTLS) opening up employment opportunities in a range of settings from schools and FE colleges to universities, prisons, business and the voluntary sector, and which provides a base for further personal and professional development
  • Develop your ability to understand and work with professional, organisational and policy change
  • Explore issues in teaching, learning and assessment
  • Benefit from a qualification that is quality assured by the Institute for Learning (IfL) endorsed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Services (LSIS) as a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) and can be used to achieve Qualified Teacher: Learning and Skills status (QTLS)

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