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PGCE Post Compulsory Education

Canterbury Christ Church University · Post Compulsory Education

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Entry requirements

You should have a good honours degree and demonstrate competence regarding communication, literacy and numeracy. In your personal statement you will need to indicate sound reasons for wanting to teach in post compulsory education and have a clear awareness and experience of the sector. You should also have academic and/or industrial and commercial experience to demonstrate involvement with young people or adults in the community.

Offers of a place are made after an interview and in order to be selected for interview you should meet the entry requirements mentioned.

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE Post Compulsory is a professional course that will qualify you to teach in the lifelong learning sector. This sector offers you a breadth of potential employment routes including Further Education colleges, sixth form colleges, adult and community learning, work-based learning and prison education.

The PGCE accommodates all subject specialisms. However an on offer of a place on the course is subject to CCCU securing a placement for you in your subject specialism area within one of our partnership colleges.

The course is designed for those seeking employment in the Post Compulsory sector and those who obtain the PGCE will not be eligible for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) required for teaching in the compulsory sector. The programme is endorsed by Lifelong Learning UK and those obtaining the PGCE will be eligible to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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