Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PgCE) in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PcET) PGCE
University of South Wales
Key Course Facts
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
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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No lower than 5.5 in any one component|
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Average student cost of living in the UK
|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 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.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Education Studies with Psychology BA (Hons)||De Montfort University||73%||0%||10%||£9250||£14250||104||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Physical Education and Sport and Exercise Science with Foundation Year BA (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||72%||0%||20%||£9250||£14500||98||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Arts in Education BA (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||72%||3%||10%||£9250||£14500||98||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Education Studies and Sport BA (Hons)||Bishop Grosseteste University||78%||3%||15%||£9250||£12445||118||Lincoln||On campus Full-time|
|Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages MA (PG)||University of Wales||78%||3%||15%||£7800||£15000||118||Cardiff||On campus Part-time|
|Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion BA (Hons)||University of Huddersfield||86%||5%||9%||£9250||£15000||127||Huddersfield||On campus Full-time|
|Education, Inclusion and Special Needs MA||University of Hull||86%||5%||9%||£8950||£8950||127||Hull||On campus Full-time|
|Education and English Literature BA (Hons)||University of Keele||85%||0%||10%||£9250||£15500||105||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Education Studies BA (Hons)||Durham University||75%||0%||5%||£9250||£22700||163||Durham||On campus Full-time|
|Dance Education and Teaching BA (Hons)||University of Chichester||74%||0%||5%||£9250||£14500||145||Chichester||On campus Full-time|