Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-16 Education and Training)(Part Time)

Take the next steps towards teaching. Study current education and training practices, develop your teaching skills and pursue a general qualification or specialise in English, mathematics or SEN.


About the course

This course provides a theoretical and practical understanding of how to influence teaching, learning and assessment across multiple contexts in the post-16 sector. It’s available as a full-time or part-time route. The part-time route is for those in-service, anyone employed as teachers of post-16 learners.

The full-time route is for those pre-service; those who are not yet employed as teachers.

You will cover various learning and pedagogical models, applying them to your own personal context. Our modules cover multiple aspects of the post-16 sector ranging from the psychology of teaching to designing a curriculum that is inclusive of all learners. You’ll also research and recommend practices that you can enact in your own classrooms.

Shape your studies around your preference; you can pursue a general teaching qualification or can study specialist pathways in English, maths or special educational needs (SEN).

This course is subject to revalidation by The Open University

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£3,975 (per academic year)

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Teacher Development Centre (Park Lane Campus)

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Start Date

September 2023

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2 years

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Course Code


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Study Mode


In the first year of the programme you will undertake the following three modules:

Year 1

  • The Psychology of Teaching Learning and Assessment
  • Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare in Education and Training
  • Demonstrating Professional Knowledge and Competence

In the second year of the programme you will undertake three additional modules:

Year 2

  • Creative Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum Design for Inclusive Practice
  • Subject Specialist Teaching