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Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) PCET

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Cyncoed Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22, 16-JAN-23

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

The PGCE PCET is for graduates who want to teach their degree subject or any subject for which they have at least a level 3 qualification in. They should also be teaching or actively seeking teaching in the post-compulsory sector of education and training. Students do not need GCSE Maths or English to apply for this course.

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 PCGE 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

Graduates completing the PGCE (PCET) will gain 120 credits at levels 4, 5 and 6. Students can then progress onto Masters programmes within their particular subject area e.g MA CPD Framework at Cardiff Met.

Application deadline

27 June 2022, 24 October 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,000per 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

    63rd

  • Campus address

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

Dedicated support for international students from applying through to settling in.
A diverse student body with students from across 140 countries worldwide.
The first University of Sanctuary in Wales.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 84 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    120 58%

    40th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    48th

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    73rd

    11

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