Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-16 Education and Training)(Full 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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£7,950 (per academic year) - For home students commencing study in 2023

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Teacher Development Centre (Park Lane Campus)

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Start Date

September 2023

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1 year

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Course Code


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Study Mode

Full Time

We will continue to follow government guidelines to ensure the safety of all our students and staff and have put in place additional safety measures, including the way we deliver your course.

For Semester 1, we plan to deliver your course through a mixture of online and face to face tuition and we will review this as Government guidelines change in response to COVID-19 developments. 

Under the present guidelines, we plan to deliver your course 30% online and 70% face to face for our Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare in Education and Training, and The Psychology of Teaching Learning and Assessment modules, and 40% online and 60% face to face for our Demonstrating Professional Knowledge and Competence, and Subject Specific Teaching modules. We will timetable, where possible, so that you come into University Centre Leeds for a whole day and you will be in a bubble with your fellow students on your course.

Face to face contact will be delivered following guidelines on social distancing and increased health and safety measures.  You will be made fully aware of the current measures in place and be expected to follow the guidance issued.