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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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Important legal information

The programme information currently being published in Course Finder is under review and may be subject to change. The final programme information is due to be published by July 2016 and will be the definitive programme outline which the University intends to offer. Applicants are advised to check the definitive programme information after the update, to ensure that the programme meets their needs.


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