Taught course

PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education (non QTS)

University of Lincoln · School of Education
PGCE (non QTS)

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree of 2.2 and above.

QTS or a relevant teaching position.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers current and aspiring education professionals, teaching within a range of educational contexts, a flexible route towards gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Non-QTS Distance Learning). The course is relevant to all subjects and students will have the opportunity to focus on improving their individual practice through critical reflection and developing an understanding of evidence-informed practice.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.


Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.


If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.


Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE (non QTS)
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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