• Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code U488
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  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 4 September 2023
  • Award PGCE
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School School of Education

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • To hold a honours degree (normally 2:2 or above) of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification  in a subject related to the area you wish to teach with vocational / professional experience considered carefully in each individual circumstance.
  • To have achieved grade C/4 or above in GCSEs English and Mathematics, or equivalent qualifications.

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses, GCSE English Literature or GCSE Equivalent Tests from other institutions or organisations.

Please see equivalent GCSE qualifications we do accept. If you unsure please contact our Admissions Department admissions@wlv.ac.uk for clarification.

We do offer computer-based Key Skills Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy equivalency tests at the University Walsall Campus. A charge will be introduced as follows: £40 for one test or £60 for two tests.

You will be required to provide evidence of your original qualifications.

You must be sure that you wish to embark on a career of teaching in Post-Compulsory Education before applying for this course. In order to achieve this we recommend that you gain some experience within the post compulsory sector. We expect you to research your subject area within the post-compulsory context, and to visit a further education establishment to make an informed decision about how your subject specialism fits into the national vocational framework.

All applicants that are successful with their application will be invited to an interview. This will include a presentation and a panel-based interview. Please view information regarding interview preparation.

Further information regarding the interview process can be found at https://www.wlv.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/4---after-youve-applied/subject-specific-applications/.

We will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a dbs fee of £38.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need an Occupational Health Check prior to starting the course.

POST COMPULSORY EDUCATION Frequently Asked Questions

Don't have GCSE English/Maths/Science?

We understand that not everyone is able to achieve GCSE Maths/English/Science for a variety of reasons. Our equivalency assessments provide an opportunity for you to further your English/Maths/Science skills ready for your studies, as well as being able to meet part of the entry requirements for many of our undergraduate and postgraduate Teacher Training courses. Our online equivalency assessments are on-campus for ITT programmes and cost £35. Find out more about our equivalency assessments.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate on-site programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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