Taught course

Post Compulsory Education

University of Bedfordshire · School of Education

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Entry requirements

For this course you must:

  • Be engaged in teaching in post-compulsory (i.e. Further, Higher or Adult) education for at least 50 hours per year.
  • Be qualified in the content of the material being taught (usually holding a first degree in that subject)
  • Be able to communicate clearly in spoken and written standard English, and demonstrate appropriate skills in numeracy (QCF level 2). The simplest way of showing this is a pass at Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics, but other accredited evidence from a recognised awarding body is equally acceptable, providing that you can demonstrate their equivalence at interview

Months of entry


Course content

Participants will develop the professional and practical skills needed to become a teacher working in post-compulsory education, opening up employment opportunities in a wide range of organisations from general FE colleges to universities, prisons, businesses and the voluntary sector.

The course will equip you with the professional knowledge and skills to work within this sector and adapt to organisational and policy change, it will also provide a base for your further personal and professional development.

After completion of the course you will be able to apply for Qualified Teacher: Learning and Skills status (QTLS).

This course is offered in-service as well as pre-service depending on your needs.

Information for international students

See Fees and Funding for International Students for full information.

Fees and funding

See UK/EU Postgraduate students for full information on fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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