Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) (PGCE (Postgraduate, level 7))
1 year (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
Please note: This course is not suitable for those wishing to teach in primary and secondary schools
To offer knowledge and expertise for careers in teaching in further, adult and nursing education, and vocational training in industry, commerce and other professions.
- Endorsed by Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) until 2013. All the scheme programmes offer a pathway to QTLS, following the successful award and completion of the PGCE.
- The most established course of its kind in Wales; sound links have been developed with FE providers across Wales.
A long established university-based Teacher Training course for Post-Compulsory Education and Training, offering access to teaching in further, adult and nursing education, and vocational training in industry, commerce and other professions, where the demand for qualified teachers continues to be high.
The two semester, one-year PGCE (PCET) Level 7 full-time course provides a generic approach to teacher training, with an emphasis on practical approaches to teaching and learning. The autumn semester of the course is university-based, followed by a 5 month period of continuous placement and teaching practice in the spring semester. Places on the course are determined by the places available for teaching practice in partnership colleges. Applicants may arrange their own teaching placement only after successful interview. Such placements are based on specific requirements, teaching specialism and personal needs.
Suitable for well qualified graduates who are keen to teach and train in the post-16, further education and related training and education sectors.
Applicants should possess at least a 2:2 degree in a subject they wish to teach (or an appropriate professional qualification).
Please note: It is desirable that all applicants should have Maths at GCSE grade C and above or equivalent access qualifications at level 2 on entry to the programmes.
English Language Requirements
In line with Cardiff University’s English Language Policy all UK applicants are required to hold GCSE English (or equivalent) at grade C or above, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 6.5 or equivalent prior to commencement of the course.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September each year
Name: Hannah Jenkins
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 4021
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4175