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PGDE Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

Course Description

The University of Bolton Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Level 6 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) is a teacher training course for graduates who wish to teach in the post-compulsory sector of education; for example, in adult and community education, further education, sixth form colleges, the prison and probation services, pre-employment training and work-based learning. Your choice of study will depend on the subject and area in which you wish to teach. For teaching in a vocational and/or academic curriculum area you will choose the Generic pathway.

For teaching ESOL/literacy or numeracy you will choose the Skills for Life pathway. For teaching learners with additional needs you will choose the Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway. You should select your specialist area at the time of your application. The full PGDE awards equate to the DTLLS qualifications.

You may study the Generic pathway at either the University of Bolton or at a partner college. If you wish to study at a partner college, you will need to contact the college directly for timetable information. Full contact details of our partner colleges are available by visiting our 'related links' section and selecting our 'partner colleges' web page. Please note: the Skills for Life pathways are only available for study at the University of Bolton; Bury College offers (ESOL/Literacy specialism route).

The Teaching Learners with Additional Needs pathway is only available at the University of Bolton. As part of your studies you will be required to carry out a teaching placement equivalent to two days a week. This may involve daytime or evening teaching or both. The university or partner college at which you are studying may find your placement for you or it may be possible for you to organise your own placement. If you organise your own placement this must be agreed in advance with your tutor who will need to confirm that the placement is suitable.

For more information pleae visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

Visit the PGDE Professional Graduate Diploma in Education page on the University of Bolton website for more details!

Student Profiles

Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship - 3 Awards

The Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship can be awarded to full-time UK, EU, and International Masters students, irrespective of their financial means.In order to receive this Scholarship, applicants must have completed and submitted an application form which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please note that this Scholarship is only available to students undertaking their first Masters course.For more information about this scholarship please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance or contact the Student Funding Advisor, Karen Bentley on 01204 903497

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must have been awarded a First-Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) from a UK or EU institution.
You must be studying a full-time taught masters at the University of Bolton campus in Bolton.
You must not be in receipt of any other offer, i.e. Alumni Discount or any other fee reduction.
You must not be in receipt of any other kind of sponsorship towards your tuition fees, for example from an employer.
The course of study must have commenced in September 2014 or later.

Application Procedure

In order to receive the scholarship towards fees students must have completed the Masters Excellence Scholarship application form, which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please return the form with photocopies of your certificates to:Masters Excellence Scholarship Scheme,
Student Centre,
Chancellor's Mall,
University of Bolton,
Deane Road, Bolton. BL3 5ABTel: +44 (0)1204 903497 / +44 (0)1204 903499
Email: [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

For the Generic pathway, the minimum entry requirement is an honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject that is relevant to the area in which you wish to teach. If the degree is not from a recognised UK higher education institution advice will be taken from the International Office on comparability. You will also require CRB/DBS Enhanced Disclosure clearance and a health declaration prior to enrolment on the course.

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