Postgraduate Certificate (PGCE) Post Compulsory Education and Training (PcET) PgCE
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Postgraduate Certificate (PGCE) Post Compulsory Education and Training (PcET) PgCE

University of South Wales

The Postgraduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PcET) qualifies you to teach in the further, adult and vocational education sector. It is a full, nationally-recognised teaching qualification, specifically designed for those aiming to teach a vocational subject in areas such as Business, Health and Social Care, Media and IT.

The University of South Wales at Newport has led the field in vocational teacher education in Wales for many years, on our campus in Caerleon, in our partner FE colleges and more recently in our riverside campus in the centre of Newport.

The course aims to develop student teachers:

  • who are familiar with/confident about social sciences discourse
  • who may later be interested in pursuing Master's study in Education
  • whose writing is already at Master's level (assessed during application)

You would need to hold a level 6 qualification in their teaching subject area, along with one or more year's vocational experience in their teaching subject (where relevant). Once with us, you will develop skills, confidence and understanding of learning, teaching and assessment in your subject.

PgCE Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

A 2:1 degree or above is desirable, or a recognised equivalent, in a relevant subject area. If you are offering a vocational subject you are normally expected also to demonstrate that you have some relevant vocational experience

Mathematics and English language GCSE Grade C or above, or equivalent, are desirable

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child Workforce and Child Barring List and subscription to the DBS Update Service. (Overseas equivalent required for non-uk applicants)

If English is not your first language you should be able to demonstrate a level of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (minimum score of 5.5 in each band)

Part-time applicants will be required to confirm 50 hours (minimum) of teaching, and 20 hours of observation of an experienced tutor in the first year and in second year will be required to confirm 50 hours (minimum) of teaching and 20 hours of observation/departmental duties.

An interview is required for this course

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