PGCE / Cert Ed: Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (In-Service Option)

teessideUniThe University Certificate and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education are designed for lecturers, teachers and trainers who are  working full/part time in the post-compulsory education and training sector (PCET). This includes further education, higher education and adult education, private trainers and large organisations with their own training department.

These courses have a major role in the professional training of teachers and trainers. By joining the course you will be contributing to  the overall professional development of the sector.

The qualification has been endorsed by the Standards Verification UK (SVUK) as meeting the national requirements for practitioners  carrying out a full teaching role.

Successful students will be able to use this award towards gaining a full licence to practice (QTLS status).

If you have basic teaching qualifications such as the 7303/7304 you may be able to make a claim for accreditation of prior learning.

How you learn

You will experience a variety of methods of teaching and learning including lectures, workshops and seminars.


Assignments and 8 teaching practice observations.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be employed (part or full-time) in lifelong learning/training, teaching a minimum of 100 hours
  • Have a minimum Level 3 in subject specialism

Progression routes

BA (Hons) in Education Studies

Mode of Delivery:  Part-time, 2 years

Qualification:  Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Certificate in Education (Cert Ed)

Awarding Body:  Teesside University

Course fee:  Please call to enquire about fees for this programme on 01642 865566 – Students may be eligible for a national bursary of £1,000