Taught course

Further Education & Skills Sector

University of Greenwich · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) will give you the skills to become a teacher in Further Education colleges.

This PGCE focuses on teaching in a variety of settings, including colleges, adult education centres, and community organisations. The course helps you build your knowledge of pedagogy and develop vital classroom management skills. Full-time students can access placements in various subject areas, including animal care, art and design, beauty and hairdressing, catering, childcare, construction, leisure and tourism, humanities, photography and sport science.

We offer endorsements in the following subject areas, which is equivalent to a Level 5 diploma in the teaching of the subject area:

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)
  • ESOL and Literacy

You will complete at least 100 hours of teaching experience (125 hours for ESOL and literacy). For distance learning, you must be in a teaching/training role, and all practice is carried out in your setting.

We also offer QTLS in partnership with the Society of Education and Training (SET), making us the first provider to offer this in London.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000