Whether you're looking for a career where you can make a difference, or you're already employed in a teaching role and looking to start your postgraduate journey, our Further Education and Training PGCE will give you the skills and confidence to be a successful teacher in the further education and training sector.
When you graduate from the course, you'll have a recognised teaching qualification so you can work as a teacher in the further education and training sector, predominantly with students aged 16 and above. You'll develop your knowledge knowledge by working closely with your course teachers and work-based subject mentors.
This Further Education and Training PGCE is available as a full-time programme on our campus. If you're already working in the field, you can choose to study on a part-time basis at one of our partner colleges (Havant and South Downs College, Chichester College, St Vincent College campus, Isle of Wight College and Eastleigh College).
We're rated excellent by Ofsted for our teacher training programmes, so when you graduate you'll be in a strong position to find work as a teacher in the further education and training sector.
If you're not currently in paid employment as a teacher, intend to specialise in Mathematics or English, and you have a relevant degree, you might be entitled to a bursary of up to £25,000 towards the full-time programme. You can find details at: Education and Training Foundation FE-ITT Bursary. For further information and frequently asked questions, download our FE ITT FAQ sheet.
On this course, you'll:
Full-time students will attend lectures and seminars at the university, and spend time at a work placement each week.
Part-time students will attend one of our partner colleges once each week and secure your own teaching placement, where you will teach at least 50 hours per year and be supported by a subject mentor.
We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your further education and training skills to work.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work in further and higher education. The course is also eligible for conversion to Qualified Teacher Status.
Career opportunities include:
The PGCE is a professional teaching qualification which is recognised by further education providers in the UK. PGCE graduates can also apply to the Society for Education & Training (SET) to gain QTLS.
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.
Visit the Further Education and Training PGCE page on the University of Portsmouth website for more details!
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