Taught course

Post-14 Further Education and Skills

University of Derby · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) in a subject that is applicable to the Further Education and Skills sector, such as psychology, law, media, sports and music technology. Candidates with pending GCSEs will be considered and equivalency tests will be accepted in English and Mathematics.

Months of entry


Course content

Prepare for a worthwhile career teaching and training in the Further Education and Skills sector. This postgraduate course paves the way for you to teach post-14 learners in settings ranging from colleges, academies and sixth form to prisons and voluntary organisations.

  • Study on a course rated ‘outstanding' by Ofsted for its high standard of training and assessment
  • Improve your career and promotion prospects: we have an excellent track record for helping students progress to employment, more senior roles or masters level study
  • Develop your skills through an exciting combination of practical teaching experiences, theoretical learning and discussions
  • As well as the core programme, we offer specialist pathways where you can focus on a key subject area: choose from English, Maths, Science, Engineering, Sport or SEND
  • Choose a flexible PGCE route to suit you: study on a full-time basis at the University or on a part-time basis at one of our partner colleges in the wider community
  • Learn from a dynamic teaching team with an excellent reputation for the quality of their training and the impact of their research

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

+44 (0)1332 591167