University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Post-Compulsory Education

This award is endorsed by Standards Verification UK (SVUK), and provides teacher education geared towards the post compulsory sector (16+); it helps to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes identified within the LLUK standards for teaching and supporting learning. You can take a generic route designed for a wide range of post compulsory subjects, or an integrated route, which offers a Level 6 qualification for aspiring teachers of skills for life subjects. The course offers initial teacher education for those who wish to be employed in a variety of post 16 educational and training establishments and will eventually enable the holder to submit evidence for professional formation and QTLS status once registered with the Institute For Learning (IfL); it is not therefore an appropriate training course for applicants who wish to teach in primary or secondary schools; it does not confer qualified teacher status (QTS) and does not provide the participant with a DFES number.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 degree or equivalent qualification in the subject you wish to teach; vocational experience within the subject area is highly valued and taken into consideration during the selection process; we also expect students to research their subject area within the post compulsory context, and to visit a further education establishment to make an informed decision about how their subject specialism fits into the national vocational framework; we also require GCSE Maths and English grade C or equivalent or a computer based key skills level 2 numeracy and literacy equivalency test.

Course modules

Modules include: lesson plan analysis (teaching your subject specialism); curriculum development in an institutional context (preparing a scheme of work and researching an area of institutional provision). Students are placed in a lifelong learning setting for 2 days per week and 2 days will be based at the university. Students also go on 2 block placements during the year where they are supported and supervised by college teacher mentors, as well as by a university personal tutor whom they meet on a weekly basis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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