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Further Education and Skills, PCE/​PGCE

Key course information

Teaching, Training and Assessing


2 years

University Level

2250.00 per year

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Course Overview

Do you love teaching? Delivered at our Trowbridge campus, the level 5 Professional Certificate in Education in the Further Education and Skills sector and the level 6 Professional Graduate Certificate in Education in the Further Education and Skills sector are two year courses that have been designed to be innovative in their approach to teaching and learning through thier content and assessment strategy.These qualifications will provide trainees with the specialised skills and knowledge and a nationally recognised qualification that will give them a route to employment in a large and diverse sector.Trainees on the programmes are supported to apply the learning from the programmes to their practice.

lecturer stood at the front of the classroom
lecturer stood at the front of the classroom

What will I learn?

Both courses include modules in the following subjects.

Year One:

- Professional Development (part 1)
- Theories of Learning

Year Two:

- Professional Development (part 2)
- Policy and Curriculum Issues
- Research and Scholarship for the Development of Subject Specialist Expertise

Please note:

Modules and course content are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

A level 3 qualification in the subject you teach (or equivalent).

English at level 2 is required.

Teaching a minimum of 100 hours (50 hours each year).

Teach or train at least part of the time with groups of students.

Teach or train in a variety of contexts which could be different subjects or different levels over the 2 years.

Have a subject specific mentor who will be able to observe you teach and support your development in teaching your specialist subject.

To be considered for a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), you need to have a minimum of a 2.2.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assesment is comprised of portfolios, coursework, presentations, reflective practice, teaching observations and projects.

Additional Costs and Information

You may be required to attend an interview.

You can apply for this part-time programme via the college's website.

You can contact the college on +44 (0)1225 756200 or email for more information.

The cost of this programme is £2,250 per year.

Click here for the programme handbook.

The programme requires a number of supportive visits to locations where you will be teaching. For distances within 30 miles of any of the college's 4 main campuses, this will be included in your course fees. For distances between 31 and 60 miles, further expenses at a rate of 40p per mile will be incurred and added to your course fees.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that Wiltshire College is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit for more information.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Teaching, Training and Assessing

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Special Educational Needs Teacher
  • Headteacher

  • Head of Department
  • Teacher
  • Education Consultant

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