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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE 14+)

This 2 year part-time or 1 year full-time qualification, validated by the University of Bolton is a teacher training course for graduates who wish to become qualified to teach in the post-compulsory sector of education.
2 years part-time or 1 year full-time
Lee House, Manchester City Centre

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE 14+) is for trainee teachers in further education, sixth form colleges, adult and community education, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning.

When does the course start?

6th October 2020

What will the course cover?

On this programme you will study:

  • Preparation for education and training
  • Teaching, learning and assessing
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Integrating English and Maths in teaching and learning
  • Professionalism and quality in the curriculum
  • Professional research project
  • Professional practice portfolio

The majority of teaching consists of lectures, small group work and one to one tutorials. Assessment is through assignments, projects and team presentations. You will also be observed delivering your classes and you will need to provide evidence of a minimum of 100 hours of teaching during the course, a third of which can be one-to-one delivery. Our tutors have all worked in lifelong learning for many years and will provide support to help you to succeed.

When will I attend?
What will I achieve?

On successful completion you will have achieved a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE 14+).

This qualification, together with your degree will enable you to apply for a Master’s degree (MA or MEd).

What are the entry requirements?
  • You must have at least a Lower Second Class (2:2) Honours degree (or equivalent).
  • This course involves working unsupervised with children and/or vulnerable adults and all therefore you must gain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure certificate for a Child Workforce including Child Barred List checks, before starting your studies.
How much does the course cost?

The fee for the part-time route is £3,300 per year.

The fee for the full-time route is £8,250.

Students are generally entitled to a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.

For information on student finance visit


Lee House,
90 Great Bridgewater Street,
M1 5JW