PGCE and Cert Ed Northumberland College


Awarded by: University of Huddersfield

The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education [PGCE] and the Certificate in Education [Cert Ed] is a professional qualification for the lifelong learning sector and is intended for those who teach, or wish to teach vocational subjects in organisations such as further education colleges, higher education institutions, adult and community learning.

If you aspire to teach or currently train young people (14 years and over) or adults in vocational areas, this course will help you to develop your teaching skills, reflect on current ideas about education and training and to creatively explore the professional opportunities open to you.

This two year course requires applicants to be in paid employment, as a teacher or trainer, for a minimum of 50 hours per year at a recognised training or educational establishment. Voluntary teaching/ training can be discussed at application and interview as it may also be acceptable in some circumstances, subject to DBS clearance. In all circumstances, you are required to identify a work-based mentor who can support you in your subject specialism.

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