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University of Worcester: PGCE - Further Education

Institution University of Worcester
Department School of Education
Telephone 01905 855111
Study type Taught


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

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE

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