PCE Further Education & Skills Sector PCE
University of Greenwich
Key Course Facts
Our Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) will give you the skills to become a teacher in Further Education colleges.
We focus on teaching in a variety of settings, including colleges, adult education centres, and community organisations. The course develops your knowledge of pedagogy and helps you gain vital classroom management skills. For full-time students, we offer placements in a variety of subjects. These include animal care, art and design, beauty and hairdressing, catering, childcare, construction, leisure and tourism, humanities, photography and sport science.
We offer endorsements in the following subject areas, which is equivalent to a Level 5 Diploma in the teaching of the subject area:
*ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)
ESOL and Literacy
You will complete at least 100 hours of teaching experience (125 hours for ESOL and Literacy). For distance learning, you must be in a teaching/training role, and all practice is carried out in your setting.
We also offer QTLS in partnership with the Society of Education and Training (SET), making us the first provider to offer this in London.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of PCE Further Education & Skills Sector, PCE you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
In a relevant subject
We accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A Star Equivalency Testing.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
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Tuition Fees PCE Further Education & Skills Sector PCE
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About University of Greenwich
The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Social Policy and Special Educational Needs BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||100%||3%||15%||£9250||£11400||118||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Education Studies with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons)||University of Sunderland||79%||0%||10%||£9250||£13000||104||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies BA (Hons)||University of Bedfordshire||79%||0%||10%||£9250||£13200||104||Luton||On campus Full-time|
|International Education (Globalisation and International Development) MA||The University of Manchester||79%||0%||10%||£10500||€25000||104||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Education and Musical Theatre BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||78%||3%||9%||£9250||£11400||118||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Musical Theatre and Special Educational Needs BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||69%||0%||9%||£9250||£11400||111||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Medical Education PgCert||Brighton and Sussex Medical School||69%||0%||9%||£3084||£6168||111||Brighton||On campus Full-time|
|Music and Special Educational Needs BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||69%||0%||9%||£9250||£11400||111||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Education Studies with Spanish BA (Hons)||De Montfort University||73%||0%||12%||£9250||£14250||114||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Social Policy and Sport and Physical Education (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||100%||2%||8%||£9250||£11400||112||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|