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Pre-Service BA - Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE)

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Do you want to be a lecturer in further education? We’re one of just three Scottish Universities endorsed by the Scottish Government to offer the Teaching Qualification in Further Education.

Pre-Service BA - Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE)

Key facts

  • Award BA
  • Start date September, with a course induction in August
  • Duration 12 months
  • Mode of study Full-time, Campus based
  • Download course leaflet

Accreditations

General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)

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Do you want to become a lecturer in further education? If so, this is the qualification you need. Our pre-service Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) is a unique course that we tailor specifically to students who aspire to a career in the FE sector.

We’re one of just three Scottish Universities who are endorsed by the Scottish Government to offer the Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE). It’s validated by the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS) and you can register with them when you graduate. We’re also guided and informed by a Programme Advisory Group made up of colleagues from further education colleges.

It’s a qualification that will ensure you have the best start to a career in further education. As a pre-service student, you may have other teaching experience but wish to gain the TQFE qualification to work in the further education sector.

Our course is informed by the latest research and is practice-focused, ensuring you have a high quality learning experience. We also emphasise peer interaction and critical reflection in our teaching. The course also includes a placement opportunity in a further education institution to build your confidence in teaching and increase your employability.

Top reasons to study with us

We’re accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), which means you can register with them when you graduate.

What our students said

David McShane
TQFE employer
The TQFE course offers students the ability to walk the walk and talk the talk
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