Course Details


Apply via UCAS Teacher Training formerly GTTR, to University Campus Barnsley Institution Code B13, Course Code 33J2.                                                                                

How long is the course?

You will study this course over one year full-time, commencing in September. Attendance is two days at the University Campus and teaching placement over two to three days.

What qualification will I achieve?

You will achieve one of the following qualifications:

Professional Graduate in Education (Lifelong Learning)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Lifelong Learning) 

What will I study?

This is a full-time pre-service teacher training course leading to a professional qualification for teaching in Further Education colleges, adult education and a wide range of other training and educational settings outside the schools sector. This means that you don’t need any teaching experience to start the course.

If you are interested in teaching in the lifelong learning sector, our courses enable you to develop your teaching skills, reflect on current ideas about education and training, and explore the professional educational and training opportunities open to you. It is not designed to train teachers for the school sector and does not confer Qualified Teacher Status; however it provides a route to the award of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).

We aim to equip you with:

  • The confidence and practical skills necessary to manage a variety of learning situations
  • The knowledge and understanding needed to appreciate the place of your skills in the general context of Further and Higher Education
  • The ability to identify your present and future needs for professional development
  • The ability to play a full part in the administrative and curriculum development activities of colleges or training organisations.

You study the following modules:

  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Studies in Teaching a Specialist Subject
  • Studies in Curriculum and Professional Issues

More generally, we aim to produce teachers who are flexible and innovative, who can work as members of interdisciplinary teams and who have a deep interest in the academic and pastoral well-being of their students.

Where will I study?

University Campus Barnsley, Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AN

What equipment will I need?

You will require stationery items. 

How will I be assessed?

There are no examinations; assessment is by portfolio or assignment. 

What can I do next?

Career opportunities are as wide ranging and diverse as the sector. Many students who are awarded the PGCE go onto further study. 

How do I apply?

Apply directly via UCAS Teacher Training to University Campus Barnsley Institution Code B13, Course Code 33J2

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £5,995 per year. 

Student Finance

As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. See the Fees and Finance page for further information.

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Further information

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