When you graduate from the Further Education and Training course at University of Portsmouth, you'll have a recognised teaching qualification so you can work as a teacher in the further education and training sector, predominantly with students aged 16 and above. You'll develop your knowledge knowledge by working closely with your course teachers and work-based subject mentors.
This Further Education and Training PGCE is available as a full-time programme on our campus. If you're already working in the field, you can choose to study on a part-time basis at one of our partner colleges (Havant and South Downs College, Chichester College, St Vincent College campus, Isle of Wight College and Eastleigh College).
We're rated excellent by Ofsted for our teacher training programmes, so when you graduate you'll be in a strong position to find work as a teacher in the further education and training sector.
If you're not currently in paid employment as a teacher, intend to specialise in Mathematics or English, and you have a relevant degree, you might be entitled to a bursary of up to £25,000 towards the full-time programme. You can find details at: Education and Training Foundation FE-ITT Bursary. For further information and frequently asked questions, download our FE ITT FAQ sheet.What you will experience?
On this course, you'll:
When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work in further and higher education. The course is also eligible for conversion to Qualified Teacher Status.
Career opportunities include:
The PGCE is a professional teaching qualification which is recognised by further education providers in the UK. PGCE graduates can also apply to the Society for Education & Training (SET) to gain QTLS.
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.
National College for Teaching and Leadership - Enables an application to be made to the Institute for Learning (Ifl) for QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills) status.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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