Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Level 7)

Are you passionate about shaping the minds of young people today? Do you want a career that involves making a difference in the lives of others? As a teacher, you will have the power to influence the lives and future of those you work with and will help to form the intellects of the next generation.


Our University Centre partners with five colleges in Salford, giving you the best choice of establishments for gaining the work and teaching experience you will need to complete your qualification.

You will benefit from working with expert tutors who have many years of teaching and educational leadership experience. They will help build your knowledge and confidence, supporting you with your next steps into employment as a teacher. Many of our former teacher trainees have secured employment within the College having made such strong progress during their training year.

You will be supported by a teacher education tutor as well as a subject mentor. Smaller class sizes enable you to receive one-to-one support as you develop practical teaching skills as well as learning about new approaches to teaching and learning that the assignments explore.

If you have a degree and you would like more information please contact the team at the University Centre or follow this link to apply. Post Graduate Certificate in Education ( M)

What Will I study

You will study modules which make effective links between your professional practice and educational theory. These allow you to explore current educational issues such as planning effective and engaging lessons, classroom management and health and wellbeing. Most importantly you will have to show that you can be effective as an educational practitioner and you will be expected to demonstrate this through an appropriate professional teaching placement.


Once completed teachers may be eligible to complete Professional Formation leading to QTLS which allows them to teach in schools as well as in the post compulsory sector.

Many of our former teacher trainees have secured employment within the College having made such strong progress during their training year but others have gained employment in a wide range of teaching and training providers. These have included

• Sixth form colleges
• Academies/free schools
• Universities
• Work based training providers
• Prison and probation services.
• Pupil referral units ( PRU)
• Community adult education service
• Charities
• Private training organisations

Entry Requirements

  • A
    degree or degree equivalent (Level 6) qualification in a relevant subject
    (linked to intended teaching practice)


  • Applicants
    will be required to complete a DBS enhanced disclosure


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NameAvailable at:Start DateAcademic Year
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Bolton University) (Level 7) FutureSkills at MediaCityUK 18/09/2023 23/24