Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Greenwich

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (FE and Skills Sector) (Taught)

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Course summary

The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Post-Compulsory) at Nescot is a one-year full-time course leading to a recognised level 6 teaching qualification, validated by the University of Greenwich. The PGCE requires 100 hours of mandatory teaching practice during the period of training. Nescot will help to provide teaching practice placement for full time applicants. Placement places are limited and distributed on a first-come first-served basis. Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer.

Course details


Modules: The PGCE incorporates the mandatory modules for teaching qualifications and additional modules to support your continued professional development. The full list of modules is: •Teaching, Learning and Assessment •Managing Behaviours in the Learning Environment •Theories and Principles of Learning •Personal Development Planning •Developing Subject Specialist Resources •Action Research •Curriculum Development in Practice

Assessment method

The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year.

Entry requirements

Students are required to hold a degree in their subject specialism and an English GCSE at grade 4 or above, or equivalent. There is no formal entry requirement for numeracy or IT, however, support will be available for students wishing to achieve level 2 in both these areas by the end of the qualification. This may require some independent study. Also required is access to 100 hours of teaching practice over the two years. (See ’Other Information’ below.) If you already hold a teaching or training qualification, please refer to the Tariff of Qualifications (ITT) Database for accreditation of prior learning and discuss with the admissions’ tutor at interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7300 Year 1
Scotland £7300 Year 1
Wales £7300 Year 1
Channel Islands £7300 Year 1

Additional fee information

DBS (if you do not already have one) - essential, current fee £52
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (FE and Skills Sector) at NESCOT - UCAS