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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Worcester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What makes PGCE in Further Education (FE) at Worcester special?

The PGCE in Further Education at Worcester is a teaching qualification. It provides access to excellent learning and training opportunities across the FE sector: further education colleges, schools (14-19), work based learning and adult and community settings. The course is suitable for graduates who want to train to teach in the post 14 sector which is celebrated for the diversity of its learners, learning locations and subjects on offer.

Trainees who complete the course will be eligible for apply for QTLS (Qualified Teacher Training and Skills) with the Society for Training. This is an additional qualification which is undertaken after the PGCE. It is equivalent to QTS and is suitable for those who may consider teaching post-14 learners in the schools sector.

The course is designed to provide generic core content on teaching, learning and assessment. This is complemented by subject specialism content which is delivered in smaller subject groups.

Collaborative working features across all aspects of course teaching and teaching practice; this approach is key to making the course successful, stimulating and enjoyable.

Key Features

  • Teaching placements in relevant settings to support effective subject specialism development
  • Focus on current Professional Standards throughout the programme
  • Progression route to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) (equivalent to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Highly skilled and experienced tutors
  • A cohesive programme which successfully links theory and practice through carefully chosen teaching, learning and assessment activities
  • Collaborative, research-informed learning tasks

Where could it take you?

Career planning is a key focus of the course and is supported through tutorial activity, individual career planning, networking events and generic career sessions.

Course qualifications provide opportunities to gain teaching employment in a wide variety of settings, depending on your teaching subject and level. Additionally, you will be able to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status through the Education and Training Foundation’s Society for Education and Training.

You will be able to progress to further Level 7 qualifications depending on you aspirations. Employment levels for recently qualified Education and Trainee teachers are above 90% (UW, 17-18).

Tuition fees

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£ 14,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Worcester

  • University League Table

    104th

  • Campus address

    University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 81 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    117 59%

    52nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    51st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    27th

    20

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