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Year of Entry 2019/20
PGCE

Post 16 and Further Education

Become a qualified teacher in Post-16 and Further Education on this professional body endorsed course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September

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.

Student view
Kebba Jenkins

'I always knew I wanted to teach post-16 students. It's more of a two-way relationship at that level and you can find out more about the students' personal goals to really support their development. The course really throws you in at the deep end, but there's so much support from your tutors, course mates and your placement mentors to help you become a great teacher.'
Kebba Jenkins, PGCE Post-16 and Further Education

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

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Alison Hramiak
Dr Alison Hramiak
Senior Lecturer

Teach First Professional Tutor and Science Subject Tutor. I also teach on a number of other PGCE courses, including Post-16 PGCE (PCET) Module Lead for Educational E … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will complete at least 120 hours of teaching over one year, and will be assigned a workplace/placement mentor to support you. During the course, your teaching will be observed eight times by your placement or workplace mentor. Your University tutor will carry out a joint observation with your mentor for four of these observations.


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.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

Typically you need

• a good degree or equivalent

• level two (GCSE) or equivalent in English and mathematics*.

• experience of a Post-16 / Further Education teaching environment, that enables you to demonstrate awareness of your subject or specialist context in Post-16.

• the skills and commitment to benefit from higher education

In-service students must have evidence that they are already working as a teacher or tutor, will teach a minimum of 60 hours in each year of the course, and that their employer will provide a specialist mentor to support them

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Introduction To Learning, Teaching And Assessment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Learner Experience Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Exploring Your Specialist Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Extending Teaching For Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £9,250 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

This course is not eligible for full-time Tier4 visa sponsorship. International students may apply for part-time Tier4 sponsorship on an individual basis. Please contact Admissions for further advice.

Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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How do I apply?

To apply for this course visit GOV.UK Postgraduate Teacher Training

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