Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE 14+)

This is a teacher training course for graduates who wish to become qualified to teach in the post-compulsory sector of education

Two years
Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU

Course Overview

Successful completion will qualify you to apply for Qualified Teacher, Learning & Skills (QTLS) status.

Who is it for?

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE 14+) is for trainee teachers in further education, sixth form colleges, adult and community education, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning.

What will I achieve?

Successful completion will give you the award of a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE 14+) 

How will I be taught/assessed?

The majority of teaching consists of lectures, small group work and one to one tutorials. Assessment is through assignments, projects and team presentations. You will also be observed delivering your classes and you will need to provide evidence of a minimum of 100 hours of teaching during the course, a third of which can be one-to-one delivery. Our tutors have all worked in lifelong learning for many years and will provide support to help you to succeed. 

Tuition Fees:

All students are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.  Students apply for the loan each year they are on programme; repayments begin once the student has completed the programme and only when earning over £21,000 per annum.  


This programme covers:

  • Preparation for Education and Training
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessing
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • Integrating English and Maths in Teaching and Learning
  • Professionalism and Quality in the Curriculum
  • Professional Research Project
  • Professional Practice Portfolio