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Further Education and Skills, PCE/PGCE


Teaching, Training and Assessing

Study Mode

University Level

Start Date



2 years


£2250.00 per year

Available at

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.

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.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

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

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.

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.

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 successful completion of the course, you will achieve a Professional Certificate in Education or a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education which will enable you to teach in a wide variety of teaching and training provision in the Lifelong Learning Sector.At the end of the course, you will be able to apply for Qualified Teacher Lecturer Status which will require you to complete a QTLS portfolio of evidence.You will also need an English and Maths qualification at GCSE at grade C (4) or above or an equivalent qualification.Achievement of QTLS will also enable you to teach in the secondary school sector subject to appropriate specialist qualifications.

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