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Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Financial Capability

The first and only specialist programme in Financial Capability education, unique in the field of continuing professional development for teachers.

About the qualification


The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Financial Capability (PGCTFC) qualification is a recognised and accredited programme of study at Masters level. It aims to help participants improve and develop their skills and subject knowledge to deliver financial capability education successfully.

The PGCTFC is the UK’s first specialist programme in financial capability education. It enables individual teachers and their school or college to enhance their professional practice and demonstrate their commitment to ensuring financially literate students.

Upon successful completion, participants who demonstrate a commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) will be eligible to apply for Chartered Associateship.


Teaching with confidence

The recent APPG report in Financial Education for Young People made some key recommendations in ensuring that schools and teachers are equipped to fill this skills gap, but you need to be supported to do this. It’s more than about talking at students about the dangers of debt but having the confidence to be a financial education ‘champion’; competently interacting with students and the local community about being financially aware. Our qualification can help you achieve this.

Becoming the first generation of Financial Champions will allow you to be confident and competent in co-ordinating and promoting learning and training in your local area. This will also give you an opportunity to network nationally to share good practice.



You will be encouraged and supported to complete the programme in twelve months; however the maximum study period is two years.

The assessment will consist of both formative and summative approaches and is designed with teachers in mind. The dominant mode of assessment will be the end of module reflective assignment/research project as applicable, but online forums, essay style assignments and reflective journals will also comprise assessed parts of taught modules.


Virtual Learning Environment

Our VLE supports and guides students throughout their studies, week by week using a variety of online resources such as video, podcasts and webinars. Resources include a study timetable, programme material, interactive forums with online communication between peers and tutors and live or recorded webinars.

Online library

Knowledgebank is available exclusively to our students. Research specialists will provide guidance on how to conduct research, giving you access to a wealth of valuable knowledge including recommended reading, journals, E-book, and subject gateways and other intelligence tools.


Students are allocated a module leader for each module and a personal tutor throughout the programme.

The module leader is able to advise on matters relating to curriculum, while The personal tutor is able to advise on broader matters, such as if a personal or professional challenge might potentially interrupt a participant's study.

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Looking for further information?


If you would like to know more about the programme or would like an informal chat about whether it's right for you, please contact our Student and Customer Services on +44 (0)12 2781 8609 or email us.