12 months
9250 GBP/year
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Prepare for a worthwhile career teaching and training in the Further Education and Skills sector. This Post-14 (Education and Training) course from University of Derby paves the way for you to teach post-14 learners in settings ranging from colleges, academies and sixth form to prisons and voluntary organisations.

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  • Study on a course rated ‘outstanding' by Ofsted for its high standard of training and assessment
  • Improve your career and promotion prospects: we have an excellent track record for helping students progress to employment, more senior roles or masters level study
  • Develop your skills through an exciting combination of practical teaching experiences, theoretical learning and discussions
  • As well as the core programme, we offer specialist pathways where you can focus on a key subject area: choose from English, Maths, Science, Engineering, Sport or SEND
  • Choose a flexible PGCE route to suit you: study on a full-time basis at the University or on a part-time basis at one of our partner colleges in the wider community 
  • Learn from a dynamic teaching team with an excellent reputation for the quality of their training and the impact of their research 


This course is the ideal preparation if you want to teach in the Further Education and Skills sector. You can advance your career in teaching post-14 learners in settings such as FE colleges, sixth form colleges and academies. The PGCE is also invaluable for anyone working with training providers, in offender learning/prison education, or in the voluntary sector.

Once you have successfully completed the Post-14 (Education and Training) course from University of Derby , you will be eligible to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status via the Society for Education and Training. If you would like to take your qualifications and professional development to the next level, we offer an acclaimed MA Education. By completing the PGCE, you will already have 60 credits at masters level to fast track your progress. 

As a newly qualified teacher or trainer, you can also benefit from the University’s continuing support as you take your career forward. We offer a range of resources, subject updates, events, conferences and development opportunities to ease your transition into professional practice. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring the FE Teaching Role
  • Professional Practice 
  • Learning Theories Applied
  • The Curriculum Examined
  • Core Pathway: Examining Subject Pedagogy
  • Exploring the FE Teaching Role
  • Learning Theories Applied

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) in a subject that is applicable to the Further Education and Skills sector, such as psychology, law, media, sports and music technology. Candidates with pending GCSEs will be considered and equivalency tests will be accepted in English and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


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.

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