Taught course

Teaching Qualification in Further Education- Pre-service

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

August

Course content

‌The Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) is the recognised teaching qualification for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the sector. It gives you the recognised teaching qualification for the FE sector and provides opportunities to progress onto further qualifications.

If you are considering a lecturing career in Scottish Further Education, this course provides you with college-based placement experience and a highly relevant and marketable postgraduate qualification accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
This pre-service service course is ideal for Individuals who wish to pursue a career in Further Education.

Fees and funding

UK students
£1,820

Pre-service students may be eligible for the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SASS) funding.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Tracy Hoggan, TQFE Secretary
Email
tqfe@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 467934