Entry requirements

for Teaching Qualification Further Education - TQFE PGCert

Date of entry

September 2020

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Level entry

Grade requirements

This is an in-service course. You will be expected to have:

  • degree or professional qualification (in any subject, including an ordinary degree)

  • relevant work experience

You need to meet the following minimum core skills requirements:

  • Literacy/Communication SCQF Level 6

  • ICT SCQF Level 5

  • Numeracy SCQF Level 4

In your application you will need to:

  • confirm you can meet the requirement to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of teaching during the course

  • provide details of the person who will mentor you within the ‘Employer Name & Address’ section of the application (if applicable)

You may also be asked to provide additional evidence (such as a letter from your employer) that:

  • you can undertake the 120 hours teaching requirement mentioned above

  • your employer will support and assess you

Essential subjects

If you have a PDA or TESOL qualification, please state the code and date this was obtained in the ‘Additional Information’ section of the ‘Qualifications’ part of the application and upload any relevant certificates. These qualifications are not mandatory for the application however if held you may be able to receive credit towards your study.

English language requirements

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You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are a national of certain countries.

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