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The course provides an opportunity for those involved in the education of teachers, to reflect on and consider the nature of what it means to be a Teacher Educator and to examine aspects of their practice. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the key theoretical principles, research findings and professional debates associated with teacher education. From this knowledge base you will develop your understanding of learners and learning in teaching education and analyse pedagogy for teacher education.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Teacher Education allows for a flexible range of long term and short term outcomes:

  • Students can enrol for the two modules which comprise the PgCert Teacher Education specifically and graduate with the named exit award after one year of study
  • Existing and new MA Education students can take one of the PgCert Teacher Education modules as part of their portfolio of 120 credits, prior to the dissertation


This programme strengthens expertise for teacher educators, supporting your career development potential as practitioners and leaders in education settings. You may wish to progress onto our MA Education course.


Suitable for applicants from:


Learning and teaching

Start date: September
Teaching takes place: The majority of teaching will be early evening and is campus based only

The learning and teaching approach adopted will be one which draws on the expertise of the teachers undertaking the programme in the field of the education of children and examines how this might be developed to include the knowledge and pedadogical approaches that are associated with teacher education. Throughout the modules students relate theory to practice and reflect on their own identity and values. Work based learning will form an integral part of the module content and will contribute to the overall coherence and assessment of the programme.


Taught elements of the course take place on campus in Winchester.


Programme assessment will include a review of literature associated with key themes and small scale practitioner enquiry focused on aspects of students practice as teacher educators.

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes.

Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found by attending an open evening or contacting our teaching staff.


We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures section.

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or a professional qualification such as Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

If you do not satisfy the normal entry requirements you may be admitted to the course if you can submit evidence of previous relevant study and demonstrate your attainments.

If English is not your first language you require IELTS 6.0 (including 5.5 in academic writing) or equivalent.

Course enquiries and applications

Telephone: +44 (0)1962 827234
Send us a message

To apply for our September intake, please visit our How to apply page.

International students

If you are living outside of the UK or Europe, you can find out more about how to join this course by emailing our International Recruitment Team at or calling +44 (0)1962 827023

Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information see our How to Apply section.

Visit us

Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our open evenings.

Year 1 (Level 7)

Modules Credits

Engaging with Debates in Teacher Education
Examining a Pedagogy of Teacher Education

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.


The tuition fees for the 2020 academic year are yet to be finalised and will be published in the Autumn of 2019.


As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:


Printing and binding

We are proud to offer free printing for all students to ensure that printing costs are not a potential financial barrier to student success. The University of Winchester and Winchester Student Union are champions of sustainability and therefore ask that all students consider the environment and print fairly. Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation binding. Indicative cost is £1.50-£3.

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards section.

Key course details

Part-time: 1 year
Typical offer
Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or a professional qualification such as Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
On campus, Winchester