Plymouth Institute of Education

PGCE (incorporating the Diploma in Education and Training)

Do you see yourself teaching in the further education and skills sector? With options to work in FE Colleges, adult and community education, work-based training, offender learning and public sector organisations, our nationally-endorsed qualification helps you develop the required skills, knowledge and professional values. With a large proportion of your time spent on placement, you’ll have the chance to gain a wealth of real world experience preparing you for a fulfilling and rewarding career.

We particularly welcome applications from exceptional candidates who wish to teach in offender learning settings.

Key features

  • Tailored for applicants who hold a bachelors or masters degree. The Certificate in Education is available to those who do not hold one of these qualifications.

Course details
  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Evidencing English and Maths Competency (DLLS400S)

      This module is designed to allow trainees on the PGCE/Cert Ed (Inc DET) course to evidence a minimum level of competence in English/literacy and maths/numeracy required for completion of the Initial Teacher Education course. The PGCE/Cert Ed (inc DET) cannot be awarded without successfully evidencing these minimum levels of competence.

    • Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DLLS690S)

    • Theories of Learning and Managing Behaviour (DLLS781S)

    Optional modules

    • Curriculum and Society (DLLS679S)

    • Wider Practice and Professional Development (DLLS680S)

    • Theories of Learning and Managing Behaviour (DLLS681S)

    • Curriculum and Society (DLLS779S)

    • Wider Practice and Professional Development (DLLS780S)

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
Entry requirements


A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

English language requirements 

If English is not your first language then we’ll need evidence of your proficiency in English as follows: 

IELTS 7.0 overall with 7.0 in all four elements, or accepted equivalent English qualification as listed on our English language requirements.


Scholarships are available for postgraduate taught programmes. Tell me more about scholarships and bursaries.

Fees, costs and funding

The UK is no longer part of the European Union. EU applicants should refer to our Brexit information to understand the implications.

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How to apply
For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Please contact Bridgwater College to apply for this course:

Bridgwater College
Bath Road 

Tel: +4412878455464

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