Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Professional Diploma in Teaching - Further Education and Skills) at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS

University Centre Grimsby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: TEC Partnership

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Professional Diploma in Teaching - Further Education and Skills)

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Course summary

Empowering educators in the Lifelong Learning Sector for a brighter future. The course provides our trainee teachers with the knowledge, resilience and passion to succeed as teachers in the Further Education and Skills sector. We aim for our trainees to be armed with the skills they need to transform the lives of their learners. Our course is vital to the prosperity of the local area, as we are creating our own base of local teachers with local knowledge who understand their local community and want to make a difference. Working in the Further Education and Skills Sector, it is vital that all teachers and trainers consistently reflect on their practice in order to meet the dynamic needs of this ever-evolving sector and meet the requirement of the ETF, Ofsted and Office for Students. Our trainees will be working in diverse environments but meeting the individual requirements of all learners, allowing them to achieve. Trainees will explore and critique current issues as well as acquire technical competence in approaches to the four central concepts of pedagogy, andragogy, curriculum and assessment. They will explore and critique the ETF professional standards and the application within their current practice. This course will also focus on the Department of Education, ITT Core Content Framework which consists of five core areas behaviour management, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and professional behaviours. We work closely in collaboration with our stakeholders, which include local employers, mentors and our trainees to develop and grow the programme to meet their needs. We also work with our fellow TEC Partnership partners. Traditionally 94% of our trainees have achieved a positive destination following our course with 90% of trainees employed in an occupation categorised as highly skilled 18 months after successfully completing the course.


Learners and Learning Teachers and Teaching Professional Practice Evidence Informed Practice Teaching my Subject Effective Digital and Online Pedagogies

Assessment method

Assessments will be carried out in a variety of ways, with a mixture of presentations, written assignments, observations and research papers, with an emphasis on building confidence in presenting skills and on reflective practice.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants will require a Bachelor’s degree (Level 6), a level 3 qualification in subject specialist area (where the subject area is not related to degree) and GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 (or equivalent).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

An enhanced DBS is required before the trainee can be left unsupervised with learners and no later than November except in exceptional circumstances, as well as a satisfactory reference.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Whole course
England £8500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £8500 Whole course
Scotland £8500 Whole course
Wales £8500 Whole course
Channel Islands £8500 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Enhanced DBS must be provided by the student during enrolment.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Professional Diploma in Teaching - Further Education and Skills) at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS