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Does anybody know how to get into Further Education Teaching as a Business Lecturer? Do you need any additional qualifications beside an honours/ordinary degree? I have an honours degree in Management (Business).
I have done some research on qualifications needed to do the job. Most FE colleges ask for PDA/PGCE/TQFE - does anyone know why they ask for PGCE since that qualifies you to teach primary? How is PGCE relevant to teaching in FE?
What about PDA? How is that relevant?
As far as I know, I believe TQFE is a qualification you can get when you get the job as a lecturer in a FE college and is paid for by the college.
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PGCE isn't just primary, it can be primary or secondary and/or FE, depending on your subject. For example the secondary PGCE course I'll be applying for will include some 16-18 teaching in my chosen subject.

You can do a PGCE purely for FE teaching, for example I looked into this one http://www.burnley.ac.uk/course/leve...ducation-pgce/
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I have a PGCE in maths and my school has a sixth form and I teach a level as well. I'm not exactly trained in teaching a level but it doesn't feel too different to secondary


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I work in student support at an FE College at the moment. Most of the lecturers, even in the sixth form, do not have a PGCE. Many don't even have a degree! They will look favourably on you if you have a PGCE but it is certainly not a necessity. There are other, more relevant teaching qualifications you can do for FE that won't set you back financially. Most notably the DTLLS course. FE colleges often deliver this course themselves so have a look around at your nearest Colleges to see if they provide it. There used to also be the PTLLS course which was the first unit of the DTLLS. This has now been replaced by the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET). I am starting this course myself in January and it only lasts a term so it is a good first step.

Here's a bit more info about the qualifications

AET http://www.cityandguilds.com/qualifi...ab=information

DTTLS http://www.cityandguilds.com/qualifi...ab=information

Hope this helps
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