Taught course

Lifelong Learning Sector (ESOL)

University of Greenwich · Department of Lifelong Learning Teacher Education

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Entry requirements

For the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) applicants and the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (ProfGCE) applicants should have:

  • A 2.2 or above in an honours degree in a relevant subject
  • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject if the degree is not in a relevant subject
  • GCSE English at C or above or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Our country thrives on its international community. Here you will learn how to teach essential English language skills to students from around the world.

If you want to teach English to Speakers of an Other Language (ESOL) in further education colleges, our PGCE will provide you with the skills you need, including teaching and classroom management.

The quality of teacher training in Further Education was rated as "Good" in Ofsted report for Initial Teacher Education 2016. The report noted that "NQTs successfully capture the learners' interests in their subject as a result of their good subject knowledge, coupled with the innovative and wide range of activities they use in lessons."

Training with us will lead to the essential qualifications required to achieve your goals. Our PGCE Lifelong Learning Sector focuses on a career teaching in colleges, adult education centres, art colleges, health care or community organisations.

Our programme also encompasses training for public services and a wide range of commercial and voluntary organisations.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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020 8331 9000