Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PgCE) in Post compulsory Education and Training (PcET)

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Education and Training

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone



Start Date

Start Date
20 September 2024


In a nutshell

Formal awards are becoming increasingly important for those entering the teaching sector in Wales. These flexible courses will give you a recognised qualification to work in the post compulsory education and training sector (adult education).

This course is for...’re working as a trainer and wish to gain a formal qualification’d like to teach others and share your expertise in a particular subject want to work in adult education, not primary or secondary

Course content

If you have not previously completed a degree, you will study the certificate route.

If you are a graduate then the post graduate certificate in education route is for you.

You will learn about the whole process of preparing, delivering and evaluating lessons, from writing a lesson plan to methods of assessment. You will also have the opportunity to share good practice and develop your teaching skills.


You’ll be continually assessed through a mixture of written assignments and presentations. In addition, students will be observed teaching on at least four separate occasions per year. There are no formal exams.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need a Level 3 qualification in the subject that you’d like. For a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, applicants should hold qualifications to at least undergraduate level in the subject they wish to teach.

All applicants must be in, or secure, a teaching/training placement for each year of studying; evidence of 50 hours of teaching and 20 hours observation are required.

As part of the interview process, you will be expected to deliver a five minute presentation.

Additional information

You could go on to study a MA in Leadership and Management (PCET) or (FE), or other MA education and linked pathways/courses.

Successful completion qualifies you to teach in professional compulsory education in your chosen subject.

You will attend college for classes on a part time basis, as well as teaching in an appropriate post-compulsory education setting. This will consist of between 150 and 200 hours attendance during each year of the course.

This course is franchised by the University of South Wales.

DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) £57.20. Mandatory Y (unless learner already possesses one).

This course does not qualify you for teaching within the secondary or primary sector, and does not provide Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on completion.

Where can I study Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PgCE) in Post compulsory Education and Training (PcET)?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 20 September 2024

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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