Taught course

Further Education and Training PGCE

University of Brighton · School of Education

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2021. They should be used as a general guide.

Degree and experience
PGCE applicants must have an honours degree.

Applicants do not need teaching experience. Other industry experience relevant to their subject specialism is desirable.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
Applicants must have GCSE maths and English language.

English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 in all elements.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Further Education and Teaching PGCE provides a formal teaching qualification for those wishing to work in the further education sector.
The sector offers diverse teaching environments and a wide range of subject specialisms.
As well as gaining a PGCE, there is an opportunity to apply for Qualified Teaching and Learning Skill status (QTLS) once you have successfully completed the course and are in full-time employment.
Our Further Education and Training PGCE graduates trainees benefit from excellent employment rates and most gain their first teaching post soon after they qualify.
At Brighton you’ll train to teach with an Ofsted ‘good’ provider and be educated by an expert team who have their own successful experience as further education practitioners.
You’ll gain practical experience in one or more settings for most of the year, where you will teach for around six hours a week. We’ll make sure you are fully prepared and supported to make the most of your time on placement.
At university you’ll have access to over 30,000 specialist resources including books, DVDs, games and an online catalogue in our curriculum centre.
The programme is delivered both part-time and full-time through a partnership stretching across East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey – further details can be found in the course content section.
Brighton is one of the UKs largest teacher training universities and has been educating teachers and leaders for over 100 years.
You could be eligible for a bursary of up to £29,000 if you start a further education initial teacher education course in 2023.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644