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Post Graduate Certificate in Education (inc DET)

Level 7

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Key Info

Learning Area   Teaching & Education
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year
Institution Code   C78

Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   13/09/2021

Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   13/09/2021

Course Type   University
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   13/09/2021

The PGCE is designed for graduates who would like to become a qualified teacher in the Further Education sector. The PGCE incorporates the Diploma in Education and Training (DET). This qualification will allow you to meet the initial training requirements for membership of the Society for Education and Training and will underpin an application for Qualified Teacher of Learning and Skills (QTLS) status

A teaching placement is an essential requirement of this course. During the course this placement will inform taught sessions and enable you to contextualise and apply key principles of learning.

  What You Will Learn

Indicative Modules:
Learning, Teaching & Assessment
Principles of Teaching & Innovation, Enterprise & Employability
Curriculum & Society
Wider Practice & Professional Development

  Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a degree qualification and a minimum grade C or above in GCSE English and maths or equivalent qualifications.


Assessment of each module will be through both coursework and practice elements (including teaching observations). There are no formal exams associated with this course.

You will carry out teaching practice for at least 100 contact hours, where you will also get invaluable help from other experienced teachers of your subject. Your tutor will support both parts of your training, alongside other experienced teachers who will regularly observe and support your development as a teacher.


There are a wide range of career opportunities available with this teaching qualification.

A teacher, trainer, or tutor in:

Further Education colleges
Adult Education
Community Education
Independent training organisations
Prison Education
Learning Support
Academic library
Public sector organisations, e.g. NHS, Social Services, Fire Service, etc.
Private sector organisations, e.g. hospitality, catering, retail, hair and beauty, sports and leisure centres.


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