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Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)/ Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE)

Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)/ Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE)

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Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)/ Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE)

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE) | Professional Certificate in Education and Training (PCE)

If you would like to teach or train in the post-16 sector, whether that is in further education, higher education, work based learning, industry training, or other vocational setting, then this programme will be of interest to you.

Fees are per academic year, subject to change

Is this course right for me?

This course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to make a real difference as a teaching professional to the learners you will support.

The programme emphasis is placed on the connection between practice and theory. Through developing your skills in reflective practice you will be able to explore ways to develop and enhance your potential as an educator.

Please Note:

  • The Professional Certificate in Education and Training (PCE) requires an appropriate period of professional experience to have been completed prior to entry and a minimum of a Level 3 qualification.
  • The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE) requires an undergraduate degree.
This programme is franchised from and awarded by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Life skills, experience and maturity are important
  • Direct admission for applicants who have been out of full-time education for more than two years will be considered based on previous learning or experience
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry may be subject to interview

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

You will develop core skills, then move onto more detailed consideration of aspects of curriculum development, quality assurance measures and examining contemporary issues within post-compulsory education.

Modules to be studied will include:

  • Teaching Toolkit – explore some of the key teaching skills such as lesson planning, setting learning objectives and monitoring student success within the classroom.
  • Additional Learning Needs & Inclusive Practice – develop awareness of how to support learners with additional needs within post-compulsory education.
  • Managing Behaviour and Supporting Learner Engagement – explore strategies for positive behaviour management and intervention strategies relevant for post-16 learners.
  • Digital Innovation and Professional Practice – explore some of the ways in which digital learning tools can be used to enhance and support the learning experience and your own teaching practice.
  • Action Research Project – investigate and explore an issue of professional interest to you and to present your findings in an appropriate context.
  • Professional Development and the PCET Practitioner – this module aims to support you in considering the role of professional development including how to develop your own professional profile for future employability and career progression.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence

Graduates from the programme are highly employable in a range of teaching and training sectors across a varied range of professions.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Enhanced DBS - If you will be doing work experience in your usual place of work, or currently have an Enhanced DBS this will meet the requirement. Otherwise there will be a fee of £40, payable before you start the course.
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Find out about funding available for Higher Education students on our student finance page.

You may be eligible for a fee waiver if you are employed and following, or intend to follow, a higher apprenticeship programme with Pembrokeshire College.

Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding may be available for this course (subject to eligibility). Click here for more information or contact central@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

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Last updated: 18/05/2022
Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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