University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Teaching Qualification in Adult Education (TQAE)

This course provides a professional teaching qualification for staff delivering education and training in Adult Education in the UK and in Europe. TQAE has been developed for tutors, trainers, development or support workers who deliver formal or informal learning or training courses across the Adult Education sector. TQAE is open to colleagues in community learning and development; community-based adult education; adult literacy and numeracy; work place and work-based learning; further education; health care, police and emergency services; trades union education, third sector or voluntary sector; independent schools; museums and libraries; private training providers and prison education, and staff from other relevant organisations or areas.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants to this programme need to have 120 hour teaching experience.

Course modules

You will complete the following three modules: The principles and practice of adult education; teaching and assessment; workplace practice in adult education;

Assessment methods

Assessment is 100% coursework. This coursework will involve a combination of written assignments, case studies and work-based observations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 1,680 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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