Taught course

Further Education and Training

University of Brighton · School of Education

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Entry requirements

  • Applicants must have an honours degree.
  • Part-time applicants must also be working in the post-16 sector and would be expected to continue teaching for at least 50 hours a year within a further education or training organisation concurrent with the course. Pre-service full-time applicants do not need teaching experience.
  • Other industry experience relevant to their subject specialism is desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

The Further Education and Teaching PGCE provides a formal teaching qualification for people working, or wishing to work, in the further education sector. This could include a college of further education, a sixth form college or an organisation such as a private training company.

The programme has an excellent reputation and in 2007 we became the first post-compulsory teacher education provider in the country to be awarded an Ofsted Grade 1.

The programme is delivered through a partnership stretching across East and West Sussex that includes full-time courses at the University of Brighton (Falmer campus), Northbrook Metropolitan College and East Sussex College Group, and part-time courses at Brighton Metropolitan College and East Sussex College Group.

If you already hold a degree, it is anticipated that you will graduate with a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and there may also be an opportunity to gain masters-level credits. Applicants without a first degree will graduate with a Certificate in Education.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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