In-service BA - Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE)

We’re one of just two Scottish Universities endorsed by the Scottish Government to offer the Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE).

In-service BA - Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE)

Key facts

  • Award BA, University Diploma
  • Start date September 2021, with a course induction in August
  • Duration 12 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Mixture of online and classroom delivery

Accreditations

General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)

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If you’re a lecturer in Further Education, this is the qualification you need. Our in-service TQFE qualification will benefit you if you work in a further education or college environment, with three years’ experience of your subject area and at least two years’ training, teaching or coaching experience at an appropriate level.

We’re one of just two Scottish Universities endorsed by the Scottish Government to offer the Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE), and it’s validated by the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS). You can register with GTCS when you graduate, and your qualification will ensure you’re a professionally recognised lecturer.

Our TQFE is unique in emphasising the importance of critical reflection, peer learning and peer assessment. We value the knowledge and skills you can bring to the course and encourage you to critically reflect on your existing teaching practice. Feedback from our previous students has been very positive about these features of the course.

Top reasons to study with us

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

What our students said

Fraser Hainey
Fraser Hainey
Scotland
PGCert Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) - In-service
The TQFE lecturers were very helpful and informative. Due to the nature of the course, a lot of work was done outside the University, but the teaching staff had plenty of communication with me. This was very helpful and reassuring.
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Ciaran O’Neill
Ciaran O’Neill
Scotland, United Kingdom
Wonderful location and setting – excellent, knowledgeable academic staff and fabulous use of various resources available. The combination of lectures and workshops / seminars was what I liked most. Theory and practice is, in my opinion, the most potent form of learning.
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