DN Colleges Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Huddersfield

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning)

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Course summary

This Professional Graduate Certificate in Education programme is aimed at applicants without a recognised teaching qualification or employment in the sector who wish to train to teach. Professional teaching and/or training experience (teaching practice) is provided through a teaching practice placement. The course is full time over one academic year. The programme also aims to develop a critical understanding of learning, teaching and training in their social, political and philosophical contexts, and also specifically involves providing trainees with the opportunity to meet relevant professional standards, for example the standards for teachers in the Lifelong Learning sector and the UK Professional Standards Framework for Higher Education. Potential progression pathways include postgraduate study, such as MA in Education and progression into employment. This is Validated by the University of Huddersfield.


Semester A - Research Informed Teaching & Learning Assessment; Becoming a Subject Specialist Teacher Semester B - Being a Subject Specialist Teacher; Policy & Professional Issues

Assessment method

Students will complete the modules below and will include a minimum of 100 hours on teaching placement. The Subject Specialist module requires attendance at a 2-day Subject Specialist Conference at The University of Huddersfield

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.

If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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University Campus North Lincolnshire
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will normally hold a minimum 2:1 classification, in a UK degree or equivalent, in a relevant subject. Applicants with a 2:2 may be considered if they can demonstrate relevant experience. Additionally GCSE English & Mathematics at grade C or above, or a level 2 equivalent such as Functional Skills. You will also need to complete a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7400 Year 1
Scotland £7400 Year 1
Wales £7400 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning) at DN Colleges Group - UCAS