Title: Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE 14+ / Lifelong Learning)

To apply for a part-time course and teacher training please complete the Bury College University Centre part-time application form which is available here. Please return your completed application form to the admissions team at: Woodbury Centre, Market Street, Bury, BL9 0BG.

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UCAS Institute Code: B93
Attendance: Full or Part time

You can study this qualification part-time or full-time:

Full–time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

Start date: September

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

This will also qualify people to teach individuals aged 14 plus in high schools. This includes: adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, universities, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your teaching specialism will depend on the qualifications you already have. 

As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement that may involve daytime or evening teaching or both.

You can choose to study this course part-time or full-time.

If you choose to study this as a full-time course then classes will take place 10am-3pm two days a week. You must be available for up to two-three days for a duration of the programme for teaching practice.

If you choose to study this as a part-time course then classes will take place 3pm-7.30pm one day a week. In addition you must be available for either one full day or two half days (subject to teaching practise availability) for the duration of the programme for teaching practice.

Areas that you can expect to cover include:


·         Research informed teaching, learning and assessment

·         Becoming a subject specialist teacher

·         Professional code of conduct

·         Legislation

·         Curriculum design and development

·        Quality

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including presentations, observations, case studies and written assignments.

Completing your teacher training course at Bury College University Centre means that our highly experienced tutors can support you not only academically but also with on-the-job training. During your studeis we will endeavour to do all that we can to find you a teaching placement within the college.

This course prepares you for a teaching career in the post compulsory sector. It is a requirement that all new FE teachers must complete a teacher training qualification as the first step in obtaining QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills). The course does not lead to Qualified Teacher status (QTS) to teach in schools. However, since April 2012 those with QTLS are allowed to teach in schools on the same basis as those with QTS for 14+ students.

Bursaries may be available for graduates in the areas of English and maths.

To view the course fees please click here.


Entry Requirements

In order to study this course you must already have a degree in a subject that is relevant to the area in which you wish to teach.

This course requires a DBS clearance and a health declaration before
enrolment. If English is not your first language you will need a recognised
English Language qualification at the appropriate level for this course e.g.
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


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