PGCE Education in Further Education

Ulster University - Magee

PGCE Education in Further Education

This course is a mandatory requirement for those teaching in Further Education (FE) Colleges and other adult education training providers. This course is a follow-on for those who have successfully completed the Certificate in Teaching.

Advanced teaching skills will be covered on the course and you will apply these to your own subject discipline. Further, you will have the opportunity to explore new structures in terms of processes, design assessment and the support mechanisms that will enhance quality.

Your classroom practice will be observed, and you will be required to draw upon research and academic literature to complete your assignments.

For acceptance to this course, students must meet the entry requirements as set out at and must liaise with their employer in order to provide evidence that they are employed in a further education college or in the work-based learning sector.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

Enrolment dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 11 March 2020
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Career options

This is an in-service course and you must be employed to undertake this programme.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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