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Postgraduate Diploma in Education (FE and Skills) - PGDip (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

Core Modules:

  • Curriculum Design and Planning for Inclusivity
  • Practice Based Inquiry
  • Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Professional Practice in the FE and Skills Sector

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


You will be required to attend University for two full days per week, attend placement for two full days per week and independently study on one day per week.

You will be taught using a range of active based, evidence informed strategies.

Contact Hours:

Typically you will receive 37 contact hours each term.

Class Sizes:

Core modules are up to 200 students; optional modules vary (15-75) and seminars typically average around 15-20 students.


Assessment is via six written assignments and completion of an electronic professional development portfolio. In addition, you will be expected to complete at least 150 hours teaching practice, and will be observed at least eight times during the programme (by an experienced subject mentor and/or a subject specialist teacher trainer).

Feedback is provided in a variety of ways, including: grades and comments on marked work, solutions to problem sets, verbal feedback from tutors and peers in classes, Advice and Feedback hours with academic staff and personal tutor meetings.

Graduates have gained employment in a number of general further education settings including colleges, sixth forms and adult education providers. Graduates have also used APL to progress on to the Masters in Educational Innovation, provided by the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick.

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and GCSE English and maths at Grade C or equivalent

English Language Requirements

Band B

There is a requirement that all teachers in FE are able to develop the English (and maths) skills of learners at least at Level 2 and this is rigorously quality assured by Ofsted.

IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Department of Study

Centre for Lifelong Learning

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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In 2016/17, we allocated over £36 million in scholarship funding to postgraduate students. The University is also part of a number of prestigious government Scholarship schemes, including Chevening, Fulbright, Commonwealth and Marshall. For more information click here.

Additional Course Costs

No additional course costs.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.