A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Candidates must also have both literacy and numeracy skills which meets the demands of the course. The normal entry requirement will be: A National Qualification Course award in English at level 6 on the SCQF (or suitable evidence of being able to attain this standard) or SQA communication level III. A National Qualification Course award in numeracy or Mathematics at level 4 on the SCQF (or suitable evidence of being able to attain this standard). Candidates should have Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills equivalent to Intermediate 2 (i.e. level 5 on the SCQF). This level of skill in the use of ICT is required partly in order to be able to fully participate on the TQ(FE) course and partly in order to be able to function effectively in the working environment. Students on the in-service course must have access to/be employed in an appropriate work environment (e.g. a college).
Months of entry
The Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) is the recognised teaching qualification for individuals who currently work as lecturers in Further Education. It gives you the recognised teaching qualification for the FE sector, allows you to take the course at your own pace and provides opportunities to progress onto further qualifications.
- In-service: Lecturers currently working in Further Education colleges
- Individuals who work in other education and training contexts in post-compulsory education
Fees and funding
Part-time In-service students working a maximum of 15 hours per week may be eligible for the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SASS) funding.
Accredited prior learning may result in a reduction of your fees, see our website for details.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|3X 3,000 word essays 2x classroom observations||100|
Course contact details
- Tracy Hoggan, TQFE Secretary