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Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) (PGCE)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Study the theory and practical skills needed to teach in post-16 education and training.

The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) programme of study is specifically designed for those wanting to teach in post-compulsory contexts such as higher, further, adult and community education, prison education, training and development and vocational education and training.

You will study the theory and practical skills required to teach, drawing on expertise from the fields of psychology, sociology, social policy and education. This programme will give you the tools needed to teach generically, and not ‘through’ your subject, enabling you to go on to a wide range of careers.

This full-time one-year programme is organised into three distinct parts.

  • Part one: University based learning interspersed with workplace orientation - induction and initial teacher training in preparation for teaching practice.
  • Part two: College placement classroom based teaching practice.
  • Part three: Presentation and debrief of professional practice and your learning.

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University information

Cardiff University

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  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 81 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    148 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%



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