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Professional Certificate of Education (PCE) PCET

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    PCET - Post Compulsory Education and Training

  • Location

    Cyncoed Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    26-APR-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

The PCE PCET is for students with a Level 3 qualification (e.g. NVQ3, OCN 3, A Level equivalence) preferably in the subject they are teaching or want to teach. The programme is for students who have experience in their subject areas and who wish to further their experience by teaching in the PCET or lifelong learning and skills sector. Students do not need GCSE Maths or English to apply for this course. The Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) Sector encompasses sixth form/further education, higher education, post-16 training academies, work-based learning, apprenticeships, private training organisations (for example within businesses) and any other teaching and training that does not fall within the Primary or Secondary Education sectors. Graduate and non-graduate entrants will follow the same learning pattern but, in compliance with the requirements of QAA, be assessed at the differentiated levels for undergraduate study in Year 2.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods appropriate to the PGCE and PCE programme levels will be used throughout the programme and may include: Written assessments (WRIT) such as reports, self-reflections, analytical documents, case studies, online blogs, peer assessments, essays; Presentations (PRES) and Microteaching sessions which may be individual and/or group; seminar; (non)-interactive; with audience; Practicals (PRAC) such as individual and/or group; coaching; mentoring; performance; Portfolio (PORT) that includes a collection of evidence, frequently including a contextual statement; poster; website; Placements (PLAC) such as a fieldwork placement; school placement; experiencing the world of work. The programme is formally assessed through module assignments and the supervised teaching experience to include 130 hours of direct teaching over the two years. Students will undertake four observed teaching hours in Year 1 and four in Year 2. Each of these will require written preparation and also a self-evaluation report following the observation.

Employability & Careers

The PCE PCET will qualify you to teach in Further and Higher Education, youth, adult and community education, 14- 19 sector, work-based education, training in HM Forces, prison education, industry and commercial training departments. Students who have completed this course have gone on to part or full-time teaching in the post compulsory sector of education and training, usually teaching their subject and other subject related areas. All graduates leaving the course are signposted to Cardiff County Council and Cardiff Met's Widening Access department as potential adult education tutors for outreach and summer school activities. Some students are offered teaching opportunities by their mentor once they have graduated and networking with peers can also be useful in terms of future teaching opportunities.

Progression Routes

Non-graduates successfully completing the PCE (PCET) will gain 120 credits at levels 4 and 5. Students would be able to progress on to a degree programme in their specific subject discipline or other related CPD qualifications.

Application deadline

1/8/2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 11,000per year

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

University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    87th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff Metropolitan University, Student Recruitment & Admissions, Western Avenue, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, Wales

1,200 international students attend Cardiff Met, coming from more than 143 countries.
Dedicated support via the Global Student Advisory Service. Offering all the advice and support that students might need when living and studying in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    121 61%

    44th

    25
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%

    76th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    62nd

    13

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