PGCE (full-time) Teacher Training for Post-16 Further Education - Northbrook MET, West Durrington Campus

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Course Code: HE0109-1C Course Type: Degree and university-level, Teacher training Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2021 Duration: 1 Year Entry requirements: Please see entry requirements section

Why this course?

Taught at the MET and validated by the University of Brighton.

This course offers a teaching qualification that has been established to prepare graduates and experienced professionals who wish to teach in further education and the post-compulsory sector. Graduates with any discipline can apply, and will be accommodated into the relevant teaching department in GBMET.

Key features

  • Learn and teach in the same college
  • Teaching experience gained in the largest college in East Sussex, with a wide range of subject specialisms
  • PGCE Students are assigned a college mentor who will support them throughout their programme
  • Students use first class, industry-comparable resources and technologies to support their teaching

Entry requirements

  • Candidates should hold a an undergraduate degree in the discipline they wish to teach in (at Level 6)
  • Candidates will also need to a grade C/4 in GCSE English and Maths (or an equivalent)
  • Ideally, you will already have some level of teaching or coaching experience, possibly drawn from a previous job role, teaching placement or voluntary work
  • Upon successful completion of an application form, you will be required to attend an interview to further assess your suitability for the course
Entry requirements

Course content

This one year full-time PGCE offers the opportunity to qualify to teach in the Post-16 sector. The course has been established to prepare graduates and experienced professionals in developing teaching knowledge and skills for teaching in Further and Higher Education.

You will teach on a range of courses that will give you the widest possible breadth of experience, including vocational courses for 16-18 year olds, Foundation Diplomas and Bachelor degrees. Uniquely, you will teach and learn in the same college, supported by professional mentors (experienced teachers) who will support you throughout the course.

You will use first class, industry-comparable resources and technologies to support your teaching. New library facilities, MAC suites, music recording studios and rehearsal rooms are just some of the many impressive facilities available.

In terms of learning, you will undertake six modules of study across the year:

  • An introduction to Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
  • Contemporary issues in Education and Training
  • Teaching Practice in Education and Training - Including a portfolio of teaching practice and four developmental observations
  • Applied Learning Theory and Inclusive Practice
  • Wider Professional Practice in Education and Training - Including a portfolio of teaching practice and four developmental observations (carries on from Module 3)
  • Practitioner Enquiry - Project based around an issue chosen by you


This course content is expertly designed by the University of Brighton to assist you in becoming a forward thinking and reflective practitioner. It is devised with local and national initiatives and legislation in mind, so that you can be confident that your working knowledge is based on current theory and practice. 

Students who complete this course successfully will have developed a personal teaching portfolio permitting them to compete for jobs in the Further Education sector, and not only this, many of our graduating teachers will take jobs in schools, universities and private training organisations because of their unique combination of talents, curriculum experience and confidence.

Progression and careers

Students who complete this course successfully will have developed a personal teaching portfolio permitting them to compete for jobs in the Further Education sector, and not only this, many of our graduating teachers will take jobs in schools, universities and private training organisations because of their unique combination of talents, curriculum experience and confidence.

Potential careers:

  • Further or higher education teacher
  • School teacher (sixth form)
  • Technical instructor
  • Teaching assistant/study tutor
  • Technician
  • Researcher
  • Private consultant or training instructor
Progression and careers

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Fees and financial support

There are different options to cover the cost of your course, including government loans and bursaries (eligibility criteria applies).

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How is this course delivered?

We have made some changes to the way our courses are taught to keep everyone safe. We will ensure that our students remain connected and involved with their course and college life.

During this academic year, students have a blend of college-based and digitally-enabled remote learning that provides lots of opportunities to interact and engage with lecturers, support teams and other students.

We will continue to respond to Government advice as we plan our curriculum delivery and will regularly update our current students and applicants in respect of course changes and opportunities.

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