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Course summaryDevelop and apply your knowledge and understanding of educational ideas and theories.Engage with the latest developments in the Post-16 and Further Education context.Complete this course to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status for Post-16 and Further Education.Gain the qualification you need to teach in the area of Post-16 and Further Education, previously known as Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET). This course is for anyone who is new to
Develop and apply your knowledge and understanding of educational ideas and theories.
Engage with the latest developments in the Post-16 and Further Education context.
Complete this course to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status for Post-16 and Further Education.
Gain the qualification you need to teach in the area of Post-16 and Further Education, previously known as Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET). This course is for anyone who is new to teaching and needs us to find them a placement, or who is already working as a teacher or trainer and wants to become qualified.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
Key areas you will learn about include planning and preparing to teach, assessment for learning, teaching strategies and approaches, behaviour for learning, using technology to enhance learning and progression against the Professional Standards. After successfully completing the course, you gain either a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training, or a level 5 Professional Certificate in Education and Training. The level 7 qualification includes 60 credits at level 7 that can be used towards a masters course.
You learn through
assessment of practical teaching
planning and evaluation exercises
preparation of teaching materials
This course prepares you for a career in
further education colleges
school sixth forms
higher education institutions
adult and community learning providers
private training companies
sixth form colleges.
We have an excellent graduate employment record. Over 96% of our PGCE graduates are teaching or in further study within six months of graduating.
Students need to have a good degree or equivalent; GCSE grade C, or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics, or equivalent. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs. Experience of a Post-16 / Further Education teaching environment, that enables you to demonstrate awareness of your subject or specialist context in Post-16.
When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace.
There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on experience in industry and the pursuit of applied learning.
Students at Hallam enjoy studying a range of courses at the heart of this vibrant city in the North of England. One of the university’s strengths is in its ability to prepare students for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real world.