Taught course

Teaching Qualification in Further Education

University of Aberdeen · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an honours degree and must already be employed in a college or other setting.

Months of entry


Course content

TQFE is a teaching qualification designed as an in-service professional learning opportunity for lecturers in Scotland's Colleges (people already employed in a further education college setting or other relevant setting). The programme aims to help practitioners review their own practice, extend their skills and knowledge in relation to the professional context in which they teach and enhance the experience of all learners in further education.

TQFE is approved by the Scottish Government and the General Teaching Council for Scotland. Successful completion provides eligibility for voluntary registration with the GTC(Scotland).

The programme consists of three courses at SCQF level 9 (degree route) or level 11 (masters route) delivered in partnership with colleges, flexibly online or on-site at the college campus (at the request of the college, subject to viable groups). The online route allows for small numbers of participants from different colleges to work together throughout the TQFE.

  • Developing Professional Practice in Further Education
  • Successful Learners in Further Education
  • Embracing Change and Innovation in Further Education

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Education
+44 (0)1224 274776