Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PgCE) in Post-compulsory Education and Training (PcET)
The structure of this course corresponds to the learning and teaching cycle, and includes identifying needs, planning for learning, managing learning, assessment and evaluation of learning.
You will be encouraged and supported in developing your skills and understanding in language, literacy, numeracy and ICT to the professionally required level, by addressing the minimum core requirements in these areas.
This course starts in September
2 years (part-time)
Please note, course fees are calculated each academic year and may rise in line with the Higher Education collaborative partner policy. Therefore, if your course is for more than one year, there will be course fees to pay in each additional year of study.
Professional Graduate Certificate
Queens Road Campus
Overview & Modules
The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PcET) is a nationally recognised qualification to work in the post-compulsory sector (broadly, further education, adult and community education, work-based training and development and the work of many voluntary organisations and training companies). It will provide a basis for you to achieve the full professional status of Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) after the required period of professional formation working in the sector. The course will continue to meet the requirements of the Health Inspectorate Wales for qualifying professional educators in the NHS.
You will learn the whole process of preparing, planning, delivering and evaluating lessons, from writing a lesson plan and scheme of work through to methods of assessment. You will apply educational theory to practice, and have the opportunity to share good practice and develop your teaching skills.
How will I be assessed?
Individual and joint assessments are used during the programme. Students are assessed on 4 modules in year 1 and 3 modules in year 2.
Note, successful completion of year 1 is needed to progress to year 2.
You should possess a degree and be able to ensure a minimum of 140 hours of teaching/training experience in the Post 16 sector over the 2 years.
Continue your studies
Former students confirm that graduate status enhances career and employment potential. Progression routes include the MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching) and MA Leadership and Management (Education).
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