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

University of Stirling


Stirling Campus


This is the recognised teaching qualification for people who are already lecturing in further education – called in-service. The course is based on the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges, and is fully accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

If you’re a lecturer and already teach in a further education college, or similar environment, you can complement your previous experience and qualifications with a postgraduate degree in TQFE. The course is also suitable for anyone who works in other education and training contexts in post-compulsory education.

Throughout the course you’ll develop your personal and professional abilities to help you adopt greater responsibility and leadership in your own work environment.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject.

You must also have Higher English plus Maths at least to National 4.

You must be employed in an appropriate work environment such as a college or similar organisation.

Start Date



Postgraduate Certificate

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

12 months


Social Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

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