Recommended Reading for PGCE Module 1

What books would you recommend for the PGCE? Below is a list suggested for Module 1: “Preparing to Teach, Plus”. Please add any other good ones you’d recommend in the comments below.

Reading List – Preparing to Teach plus (FE & Skills)

Module Content

*Avis, J, Fisher, R & Thompson, R. (2009) Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector – a guide to theory and practice. Maidenhead: Open University Press

Bolton, G (2010) Reflective Practice – writing & professional development. 3rd Edition. London: Sage

Francis, M Gould, J (2009) Achieving your PTLLS Award, Sage

Gravells, A (2008) Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Third Edition) Learning Matters

Gray, D. Griffin, C. Nasta, T. (2000) Training to Teach in Further and Adult Education. Cheltenham. Nelson Thornes

Inglelby, E, Joyce, D & Powell, S. (2010) Learning to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. London: Continuum

O’Grady, A. (2013) Lifelong Learning in the UK, An introduction guide for Education Studies. Routledge

Petty, G. (2009). Teaching Today: A practical Guide Cheltenham. (Fourth Edition) Nelson Thornes.

Reece, I. Walker, S. (2007) Teaching, Training and Learning: A Practical Guide. (Sixth Edition). Sunderland. Business Education Publishers Ltd

*Scales, P. (2008). Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Berkshire. Open University Press

*Scales, P. (2012). Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. 2nd Edition Berkshire. Open University Press

*Tummons, J (2007) Becoming a Professional Tutor in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Exeter: Learning Matters

Wallace, S. Ed (2010) Becoming a professional Tutor in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Exeter. Learning Matters Ltd.

Wallace, S. (2011). Teaching, Tutoring and Training in the Lifelong Learning Sector 4th Edition. Exeter. Learning Matters Ltd.

Wilson, L (2009) Practical Teaching, A guide to PTLLS and CTLLS. Cengage Learning


Cottrell, S (2008) The Study Skills Handbook, 3rd Edition. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan

*available as e-books

5 thoughts on “Recommended Reading for PGCE Module 1

  1. Hi Carol,

    I found a whole heap of educational books in a long forgotten cupboard at work. Being a self confessed book thief, I took them home to investigate. Most are quite old with newer editions available. These two were relevant to me:

    Curzon, L.B (2002) Teaching in Further Education. 5th edition. London. Continuum

    Roger, A (2003) Teaching adults. 3rd edition, Berkshire. Open University Press

    I’ve only just noticed that I have the 3rd and 5th edition of the Curzon text. The 5th edition looks very different!

    NIACE do a good range of publications on adult numeracy and literacy.

    Happy reading :-))


  2. I’ll happily donate them to you – send me your address! It’s against the code of conduct of book thieves to sell liberated texts!

    Just found two new babies – Helping Adults to Spell, Helping Adults to Read. In my bag ssshhhhhh


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