Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) (Pre-service) (PgDip)

University of Stirling


Stirling Campus


The Pre-Service TQFE course is the recognised qualification for people who want to go on to be a lecturer in Scottish further education (FE). The course is based on the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges (2018), and is fully accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland. The course supports you in developing your capacity as a professional educator so that you can make a positive contribution to the modern further education sector.

You’ll gain valuable work experience in one of our partner colleges across Scotland, and enhance your understanding and professional practice within the FE sector.

Entry Requirements

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

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

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Social Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

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