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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET), Level 7 and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET, Level 6)

n/a (full-time) / 2 years (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Please note: This course is not suitable for those wishing to teach in primary and secondary schools

Course Aims

Our well established part-time programmes are specifically designed to accommodate the training requirements for occupational settings. These include industry, commerce and other professions as well as higher, further, community and nurse education.

Part-time students should have access to and be able to arrange 120 teaching hours over a period of 2 years. Attendance at University will normally be required on Wednesdays 3-8pm during term time, with the occasional reading week per semester.

The programme leads to a PGCE and is offered at two levels:

Entry Requirements

Candidates for both levels must be actively involved in training or education as a work role or in a voluntary capacity.

PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Level 6) applicants should possess a professional qualification together with professional experience.

PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Level 7) applicants should possess a 2.2 or above degree (or equivalent). Students that already hold a degree on entry to the part-time programme may enrol for study at Level 6 or Level 7.

Please note: it is desirable that all applicants should have Maths at GCSE grade C or above, or equivalent access qualifications at Level 2 on entry to the programmes.

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, with no subscore below 5.5, or the 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.

Tuition Fees 2016/17

Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.

  UK & EU International
Full-time n/a n/a
Part-time £3,500 £7,250
Deposit n/a Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Mr Jason Whyley  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 4021 

Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4175 


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