Are you aiming to advance or begin your career in teaching? Run in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), this innovative programme provides you with the broadest possible exposure to professional practice, experience and a variety of teaching methods, as you develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding to flourish in teaching.

You must have completed one year of the Diploma in Education & Training (DET) at Level 5, which is also offered at Barking & Dagenham College in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University.

What will I learn?

You will build on the knowledge already gained from the Diploma in Education & Training (DET), where you will have covered:

  • Introduction to teaching and learning
  • Planning and assessing
  • Applying theory to practice

You will have looked at the core elements of teaching and learning, planning and enabling learning, theories of learning, assessment, managing behavior, and meeting individual needs.

On the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Level 6) you will study the following modules:

  • Reflecting on practice
  • Curriculum
  • Professional practice

You will analyze what it means to support learners, explore professional issues, participate in a research activity and plan your next stage of professional development.

There is also the opportunity for English and maths teachers to complete modules in their own specialist areas.

What can I do after this course?

Upon completion of this course, you will be a fully qualified lecturer. If you wish to continue your studies you may wish to consider a Masters degree, either at Canterbury Christ Church University or another institution.

Entry requirements

You will want to teach and be passionate about the opportunities education offers.

You will need to complete an initial literacy assessment, with maths and English specialists facing further assessments. You will need a first degree if you want to undertake the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education pathway, Year 2.

You will also have:

  • Effective verbal communication and strong written English, and
  • A confirmed placement over two years of a minimum of 100 hours’ teaching practice (40 hours in year one, 60 hours in year two).

Click here to download a PDF of the Programme Specification for the Diploma in Education & Training (Level 5) and the PGCE Pathway (Level 6)

Awarding Body/ Validated by:

Canterbury Christ Church University


Barking & Dagenham College reserve the right to change course details. Please note that the fees displayed are for the entire course for all one-year courses. Where the course duration is more than 1-year additional fees apply for the subsequent year(s).All course fees are currently based on 2016/17 courses, fees for courses starting from September 2017 onwards may be higher. All courses are subject to satisfactory numbers being accepted. Barking & Dagenham College reserves the right in their absolute discretion to cancel any course which cannot be run economically. Awarding Boards also change courses from time to time. Barking & Dagenham College cannot accept responsibility if the college is closed due to industrial action, adverse weather conditions or natural disasters.

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated October 26, 2018
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