The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (H) Post Compulsory Education is a two year course that is undertaken by teachers who are already working in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
Students normally attend taught sessions once a week at one of a number of Partner colleges across the West Midlands. The Partnership involves strong links between the partner colleges and the University. By undertaking this course, you will be joining a Community of Practice underpinned by a strong culture of teaching and learning and critical enquiry.
The course is designed to meet the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Professional Standards and has at its heart a model of Critical Reflective Practice that facilitates an ongoing professional dialogue between student, mentor and tutor.
The course received a Grade 2: Good in the Ofsted Inspection March 2013.
This course provides the necessary professional accreditation to allow you to carry out a full teaching role.
You will gain HE credits that will enable you to progress to a Masters in Professional Practice and Lifelong Education
You will be an in-service teacher employed within the Lifelong Learning Sector and able to provide evidence of at least 120 hours of teaching practice experience over the duration of their award.
You should hold a Degree in the subject area (or a related) in which you are teaching.
You will be required to demonstrate achievement at NQF level 2 in English/literacy/communication and will have achieved or be working towards achievement of NQF level 2 in mathematics/numeracy.
Applicants who hold a Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) subject to university procedures.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.