Teaching & Training (PGCE)

If you want to get into teaching, we can help

Get into Teaching

Stockport College offers higher level Cert Ed and PGCE qualifications for industry specialists who are considering a career change and looking to get into teaching in the Further Education and Lifelong Learning sector. Our courses have been developed to equip trainee teachers with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to successfully complete a programme of study and progress to a full teaching role within the sector.

A Rewarding Career

As most teachers will tell you, there’s no such thing as a typical day at work. That’s because no two days are the same – you’re unlikely ever to be bored by a lack of variety teaching in the Further Education and Lifelong Learning sector. It’s also a career that offers great benefits, opportunities for you to use a wide range of skills and inspire students in the subject you love.

You may remember a truly brilliant teacher from school who made a real difference to your life. As a teacher you can use your knowledge and passion for your subject to help those unlock capabilities and talents that they didn’t even know they had. You’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills for yourself in the process, too.

In addition to planning and teaching a range of engaging lessons, you can indulge in your hobbies and interests as part of your work by getting involved in enrichment and extra-curricular activities.

Teaching Vacancies service

Once you’ve qualified as a teacher, the Department for Education has made it easier to find a teaching role via the Teaching Vacancies service. You can search by location, subject, job title and salary - view the range of teaching roles currently available across England.


PGCE Post 16 Education and Training

  • Learners must be 19 years or over at the start of the course
  • Those wishing to teach in the lifelong learning sector including HE, FE, community.


PGCE: Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Post 16 and Further Education Cert-Ed: Certificate in Education: Post 16 and Further Education

Course Potential Careers

  • Teaching in the sector
  • Further HE study
  • Assessor and Verifier Awards

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