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All PGCE students attend a Subject Specialist Conference at the University of Huddersfield as part of their course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answered by Matty Duck, PGCE student and Sports Development Officer at Selby College:

Q: What is the workload like?

The workload is manageable. While it is more than what it was at Level 3, your time management skills will have improved to manage the work given to you. Assignments however are spread throughout the year effectively to not drown you in work.

Q: How can I fit in studying around work?

A variety of ways. You can get both formative and summative feedback. You also receive feedback through Turnitin (submission system) or face-to-face with tutors.

Q: It has been a long time since I was in formal education, what if I have forgotten how to study?

There are plenty of initial resources given and explained to you at the start of the course. Multiple tutors offer workshops to boost confidence in the new skills you will need to develop when making the jump to higher education.

Q: How will I fund the course?

Courses can be funded by either yourself or applying for student finance. Apply early!

Q: Can I afford the course materials?

Again, you can apply for student finance to help you through financial matters within higher education. Plenty of information is given on where you can find effective resources, either online or in libraries.

Q: Are there any opportunities to get involved in sport in the college?

Yes, there are multiple sports teams at the college including football, rugby and netball. The college also enters regional and national championships throughout the academic year.