Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Education & Training) Awarded by UCLan

10321W1 | Parson's Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 12/09/2022
Time/Day | 18:00 - 21:00 THU

Is this course for me?

This qualification is required for those who wish to teach in the post compulsory learning and skills sector. The learning and education sector encompasses further education colleges, sixth forms, adult and community learning, the National Health Service and private sector training organisations, providing many teaching opportunities in the UK. Successful PGCE applicants may undertake their teaching practice at Wigan & Leigh College.

What will I study?

Modules include: Year 1 Preparation for Education and Training; Year 1 Curriculum Design & Assessment; Year 1 Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Year 2 Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Year 2 Action Research; Year 2 Wider Perspectives in Education and Training; Both years Teaching Practice(150 hours over the course duration).

How long is the course?

This course is offered on one evening per week for two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

The PGCE is assessed through a variety of methods including assignment writing, presentations and observations. You will also be required to keep a reflective portfolio to submit at the end of the programme.

What qualifications do I need?

- An honours degree or equivalent. Normally this is in the teaching subject specialism. - A Level 3 (QCF) qualification in their teaching subject specialism, if this is not the degree subject. - Five GCSEs at Grade C/4 and above, or equivalent, to include English. - The ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively in professional spoken English (IELTS 7.5 or equivalent). - A voluntary teaching placement/paid teaching hours for a minimum of 150 hours of teaching over the duration of the course. - Please note that applicants wanting to teach English and applicants wanting to teach maths (without a degree/'A' Level in maths) will have to complete an additional entry assessment to demonstrate their content knowledge and skills. This may impact on the acquisition of a suitable teaching practice placement and therefore additional time must be factored for this.

What can I progress onto?

Previous students have progressed to teaching in a variety of positions within the education and training sector. Trainee teachers have also gone on to complete the Med (Masters in Education) at UCLan. UCLan PGCE graduates have 60 credits of APL towards the Masters Professional Practice in Education. After completion you may achieve further awards, which will incur an additional cost, such as: Qualified Teaching and Learning Status (QTLS) which has parity with QTS and is useful for those who may consider working in schools, academies or free schools, Assessors award study.

Other Information

You will need to complete 150 hours of teaching practice over the duration of the course. You will need to arrange your own teaching placement and have a clear DBS and good references. Students will incur additional costs associated with travelling to and from placements.

Course Fees


Course fees shown are per annum for University Centre courses. Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

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If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

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