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Post Compulsory Education & Training (PCET) - PGCE/PCE


Cardiff Metropolitan University    Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy

Part time See Course PGCE, Other Part-time: 2 years

About the course

Our PGCE & PCE PCET programmes are well recognised and valued within the sector and provide you with a nationally recognised, professional teaching experience which will qualify you to explore a range of teaching careers in Further and Higher Education, youth work provision, adult and community education, 14-19 sector, work-based education, training in HM Forces, prison education, industry and commercial training departments. 

There are two courses available depending on your existing qualifications which are aligned with the Professional Teaching

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Entry Requirements

Applicants to the Professional Certificate in Education (PCET) should have:

A qualification at Level 3, or above in the subject they intend to teach
Applicants to the PGCE (PCET) should have:

A degree
A qualification at Level 3, or above in the subject they intend to teach


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Student Profile(s)

Jenna Davies

The skills and knowledge I gained from completing the course, along with the support from teaching staff, resulted in me not only developing as a person but it has broadened my career prospects.

Jenna Davies, Professional Certificate of Education (PCE) Graduate

Jonathan Fry

Rather than registering on the PGCE PCET course immediately, in order to get a taste of the course, I completed the 10 week short course “Preparing To Teach In PCET’ which ran for one evening a week. This module also contributed towards the full PGCE PCET award. The structure of the full course, studied part time over two years, was very effective in terms of being able to complete the course content on one specific afternoon / evening a week whilst working around other commitments. I am now lecturering at Aberystwyth University.

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