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PGCE Post 16 and Further Education

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Develop and apply your knowledge and understanding of educational ideas and theories.
  • Engage with the latest developments in the Post-16 and Further Education context.
  • Complete this course to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status for Post-16 and Further Education.

Gain the qualification you need to teach in the area of Post-16 and Further Education, previously known as Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET). This course is for anyone who is new to teaching and needs us to find them a placement, or who is already working as a teacher or trainer and wants to become qualified.

How you learn

Key areas you will learn about include planning and preparing to teach, assessment for learning, teaching strategies and approaches, behaviour for learning, using technology to enhance learning and progression against the Professional Standards. After successfully completing the course, you gain either a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training, or a level 5 Professional Certificate in Education and Training. The level 7 qualification includes 60 credits at level 7 that can be used towards a masters course.

You learn through

  • assessment of practical teaching
  • presentations
  • planning and evaluation exercises
  • preparation of teaching materials
  • written assignments

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • further education colleges
  • school sixth forms
  • higher education institutions
  • adult and community learning providers
  • private training companies
  • public services
  • sixth form colleges.

We have an excellent graduate employment record. Over 96% of our PGCE graduates are teaching or in further study within six months of graduating.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    124 60%

    32nd

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    30th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    64th

    27

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