Teesside University

Teesside University

Education and Training

This programme is specifically to train teachers wanting to teach in education and training sector educational settings, such as further education colleges, and adult and community settings. Following government changes, if you complete this award you may also be able to gain employment in a secondary school setting, particularly in the post-14 age range, subject to the completion of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS). You study a range of modules that takes you from preparing to teach through to more advanced practice skills. You also study issues affecting the education and training educational sector, such as educational policy, quality assurance, and your own personal and professional development needs. If you are studying a subject-specialist award, there are modules that develop your subject knowledge and understanding as well as modules that focus on how you develop this into subject-specialist pedagogy in your teaching practice.

Entry requirements

GCSE at grade C or above in English (or equivalent); plus 2.2 honours degree or above; a satisfactory enhanced DBS check for regulated activity; a teaching practice placement of at least 100 hours in an appropriate context for full-time programmes or 40 hours in the 1st year and 60 in the 2nd year for part-time programmes; successful completion of a formal interview.

Course modules

Modules include: Educational theories and concepts; extending approaches to learning and teaching; introduction to learning and teaching; learning and teaching in the specialist subject; theory and policy in education.

Assessment methods

Typically you are assessed by a combination of written assessments, reflective teaching journals, teaching portfolios, and observations of your teaching practice. At the end of the year there is a compulsory (assessed) student conference where you work with fellow subject specialists. These two days are compulsory. If you are already in employment you must make arrangements to attend.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 calendar years
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 calendar years
PGCE (professional) Part-time £ 1,975 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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