Taught course

Post-16 and Further Education

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society

Entry requirements

Typically you need • a good degree or equivalent • level two (GCSE) or equivalent in English and mathematics*. If you are already employed as a teacher or tutor these can be completed alongside the first year of the part-time PGCE qualification. • experience of a post-16 / further education teaching environment, sufficient to demonstrate awareness of your subject or specialist context • in-service students must have evidence that they are already working as a teacher or tutor and 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 • the skills and commitment to benefit from higher education If you already have a relevant qualification such as PTLLS or CTLLS you may be able to enter with prior credit. We normally interview all applicants who meet our entry criteria. * GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an access course • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk • functional skills English and functional skills maths If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page.

Months of entry


Course content

Become a qualified teacher in post-16 and further education on this professional body endorsed course. It maps to the national framework for post-16 / further education teaching qualifications and leads to QTLS status. You complete six modules and a minimum of 120 hours of teaching, either in your place of work or in a placement that we arrange for you.

Key points
• Suitable for graduates new to teaching or those already employed in the area.
• Enables you to apply for QTLS status, which is equivalent to QTS and suitable for work in schools and colleges.
• Complete at least 120 hours of teaching over one or two years, either in your workplace or on placement.
• Placements offered in a range of post-16 and further education settings, including schools and adult or community learning.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555