1 year
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 12,682
GBP 9,000
Foreign students
USD 19,446
GBP 13,800
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Further Education and Teaching PGCE provides a formal teaching qualification for people working, or wishing to work, in the further education sector. This could include a college of further education, a sixth form college or an organisation such as a private training company.

The programme has an excellent reputation and in 2007 we became the first post-compulsory teacher education provider in the country to be awarded an Ofsted Grade 1.

It comprises a partnership stretching across Sussex that includes full-time courses at the university and Northbrook College and part-time courses at City College Brighton, Sussex Downs College in Lewes and Eastbourne and Sussex Coast College in Hastings

If you already hold a degree, it is anticipated that you will graduate with a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and there may also be an opportunity to gain masters-level credits. Applicants without a first degree will graduate with a Certificate in Education.

Entry Requirements

Degree and/or experience:

  • PGCE applicants must have an honours degree. Part-time applicants must also be working in the post-16 sector and would be expected to continue teaching for at least 50 hours a year within a post-compulsory education or training organisation concurrent with the course. Pre-service full-time applicants do not need teaching experience.
  • Other industry experience relevant to their subject specialism is desirable.

GCSE (minimum grade C):

  • Part-time in-service applicants are advised to have either GCSE English or an equivalent literacy qualification, or be able to demonstrate the ability to work at higher education level.
  • Full-time pre-service applicants must have GCSE maths and English language at grade C or above or equivalent.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 7.0 in all elements.