Thursday, 23rd May 2019


Required Qualifications

The necessary qualifications needed to become an adult education teacher will vary greatly depending on the area in which one wishes to teach. Having formal qualifications and experience in the particular subject will give teachers more credibility than those who possess no qualifications at all. Generally speaking, the more qualified a teacher is, the higher the salary can be.

One does not need a formal teaching although alot of adult education teachers will have a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). PGCE courses are widely available in colleges and universities throughout the UK and are also available via flexible distance learning. A full-time course takes one year to complete and up to two years on a part-time basis. Applicants must have a UK undergraduate degree and the equivalent to a grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics.

Many adult education teachers may have received Initial Teacher Training (ITT) while at university.

For more information on applying for a PGCE, please visit: Graduate Teacher Training Registry

The Universities to Study Education (According to The Guardian 2014)