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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education PCET (PGCE)

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Wrexham Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Have you ever considered training to become a teacher in the post-compulsory sector?

This wide and varied sector includes colleges, Universities, charities, private companies, the emergency services, NHS, independent education settings, and specialist education settings.

The experiences you will gain during the year at your own teaching placement means that you can gain valuable teaching experience with the support of a mentor who can help you as you develop the skills and knowledge covered on the course and to identify immediate links between the course content and your teaching practice.

The team pride themselves on offering innovative and creative teaching strategies which take advantage of new technologies and approaches, which are designed to give you the key skills for success when you complete your qualification. We work closely with a wide range of businesses and agencies to continue to develop additional opportunities for each of our learners at all stages of this course.

KEY COURSE FEATURES

Teaching in the post-compulsory sector has undergone a period of professionalisation in recent years, and this award is now the nationally-endorsed qualification for the sector
The quality of training you will receive is paramount to your effective continued development as professionals in the sector, and this is reflected in the support and guidance afforded throughout the period of training with tutor and mentor guidance
The University has strong links with local further education colleges and training institutions in the region
A Welsh Government training bursary may be available if you are studying via the full-time route
Choosing either the part-time or full-time route means that you can choose a programme of study which fits around your other personal or professional commitments.

ASSESSMENT & TEACHING

You will undertake practical-based assignments throughout the course. The course team is responsive to creative use of assessment strategies that facilitate and support learners’ styles of learning. Tutor, mentor and peer observations are integral to the programme.

Assessment strategies include:
Microteach simulation
Reflective Blogs
Essay
Report
Literature Review
Academic Poster

CAREER PROSPECTS

Post-compulsory education and training is a rapidly developing and expanding area which, through the requirement of an endorsed professional teaching qualification, is establishing clearly defined career progression routes within the sector and opportunities for further advanced study.

The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

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University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • University League Table

    126th

  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    112 56%

    62nd

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.71 74%

    80th

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