Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning)



Shipley College offers a nationally recognised Cert Ed/PGCE (Lifelong Learning) course in partnership with the University of Huddersfield. Successful completion of the course results in a post-16 teaching qualification that is widely recognised across the country.

This qualification can also be a stepping stone to further study at degree or Master's level. Successful completion of the course can lead to achievement of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS), which is equivalent to QTS in schools. At Shipley College, we are committed to providing high-quality teacher education that prepares students for a rewarding career in education.

Please note: Fees are £3775 per annum.

Entry requirements:

  • Be employed as a teacher or trainer at a recognised training or educational establishment for a minimum of 250 hours (at least 125 hours in any one year) or voluntary teaching/training may be acceptable in some circumstances (please check with your local centre).
  • You must have a qualification at Level 3 or above, for example HNC, CGLI Advanced, NVQ level 3/4 or other recognised professional qualification.
  • You must have evidence of Level 2 Maths and English.
  • You must have the ability to demonstrate appropriate work experience in the area you wish to teach.

In addition you must also:

  • provide confirmation of an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. provide one satisfactory reference
  • complete a satisfactory interview
  • identify a work-based mentor who can support you in your subject specialism.

The course is particularly suitable if you have work experience and/or qualifications in industry, including business and administration, hair and beauty, health and social care, uniformed services or armed forces, construction, engineering and many other vocational areas.

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