University of South Wales
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PgCE) in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PcET) PGCE
University of South Wales

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Are you interested in teaching or training young people and adults? This teacher training course is for graduates who want to teach a wide range of learners aged 16+ in further education colleges, sixth form colleges, training organisations, prisons, public services or voluntary and adult community organisations.

The (PgCE) Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PcET) level 6 award is a nationally and internationally recognised qualification for teaching and training in the post-16 sector. It provides eligibility for QTLS in England, and registration with EWC in Wales . Students on the (PgCE) Professional Graduate Certificate in Education in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PcET) come from many different backgrounds – you could be a new graduate, a trainer or looking for a career change.

You will be welcomed into a collaborative environment where we work with you to develop the professional values, knowledge and skills you’ll need to work and thrive in a diverse and dynamic PcET sector.

This course is not suitable for those looking to be a Primary or Secondary teacher. It is for teaching in the post-16 sector only.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

A 2:1 degree or above is desirable, or a recognised equivalent, in a relevant subject area. If you are offering a vocational subject you are normally expected also to demonstrate that you have some relevant vocational experience. Mathematics and English language GCSE Grade C or above, or equivalent, are desirable Enhanced DBS check required as appropriate If English is not your first language you should be able to demonstrate a level of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (minimum score of 5.5 in each band) An interview is required for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 No lower than 5.5 in any one component
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Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
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

Application deadline:

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 South Wales

The University of South Wales is a government funded university in Wales, and its campuses are located in Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd. The university is the result of the merging of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, in Newport. Each campus shares an equal importance for the university, each providing its own series of facilities for distinct uses.

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