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

University of South Wales

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    City Campus, Newport

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

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)

Assessment

There are no exams, assessment is 100% coursework.

You are assessed in many different ways including practical and interactive activities, as well as written coursework.

Careers

Our graduates have a proven track record of moving into fulltime and permanent teaching posts. This course will help you develop confidence and skills in working with a range of people and using the latest technology and media. It will also prepare you for further study.

After completing the course, you could have a career as a PcET practitioner within the Post Compulsory Education and Training sector, e.g. Further Education (FE), Training Providers, Adult and Community Learning and Work Based Learning.

Recent graduates have gained full and part time employment across the sector and many of our past graduates actively support the course as mentors for our new student teachers.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of South Wales

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

The university is in South Wales, UK, with campuses in and around the capital city of Wales, Cardiff. Cardiff is a modern, multicultural, and safe student city.
Choose from over 500 courses, some with guaranteed work placements and many leading to professional certification.
The University of South Wales offers competitive tuition fees, generous scholarships and convenient payment plans.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 84 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    112 54%

    60th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    30th

    38
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    34th

    16

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