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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 Part-time: 2 years

About the course


  • Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) PCET
  • Professional Certificate of Education (PCE) PCET.​

The PGCE PCET is for graduates who want to teach their degree subject or any subject for which they have at least a level 3 qualification in. They should also be teaching or actively seeking teaching in the post-compulsory sector of education and training. Students do not need GCSE Maths or English to apply for this course.

The PCE PCET is for students with a Level 3 qualification (e.g. NVQ3, OCN 3, A Level equivalence) preferably in the subject they are teaching or want to teach. The programme is for students who have experience in their subject areas and who wish to further their experience by teaching in the PCET or lifelong learning and skills sector.

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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

Course Content

Where is Cardiff Metropolitan University

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

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