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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET), Level 7


Course Description

Please note: This course is NOT suitable for those wishing to teach in primary and secondary schools

A long established university-based Teacher Training course for Post-Compulsory Education and Training, offering access to teaching in further, adult and nursing education, and vocational training in industry, commerce and other professions, where the demand for qualified teachers continues to be high.

The two semester, one-year PGCE (PCET) Level 7 full-time course provides a generic approach to teacher training, with an emphasis on practical approaches to teaching and learning. The autumn semester of the course is university-based, followed by a 5 month period of continuous placement and teaching practice in the spring semester. Places on the course are determined by the places available for teaching practice in partnership colleges. Applicants may arrange their own teaching placement only after successful interview. Such placements are based on specific requirements, teaching specialism and personal needs.

Visit the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET), Level 7 page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Glynne Williams (Social Sciences)

"When I decided to do a PhD my priority was to work with a supervisor whose work I knew and respected. Cardiff is a world class centre for the social sciences and is getting better all the time. The growth of the School means that many leading figures' names I only knew from their literature are now based here. Studying here was certainly the best decision I've made."

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Mike Harper (Education)

I recently retired from working in the Welsh Assembly Government’s Education Department and felt I could bring my experience to postgraduate research. I also felt that a PhD could offer me an opportunity to develop new interests and open up the possibility of a new career in research post-retirement. I am funded by a studentship sponsored by the Welsh Assembly Government through the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Teaching and Learning Research Programme.

(Student Profile)

Pamela Robinson (Labour Governance Structures)

My decision to come and study in Cardiff was based on the knowledge and expertise of research teaching staff at this School, which most definitely stood out from other universities I had considered. To initiate a PhD research project is a huge undertaking, and I was able to benefit from the academic
insight, support and commitment from staff here, making it possible for me to develop the ideas and concepts explored in my Masters thesis, the Corporate Social Responsibility of UK Supermarkets, into the study I am engaged in today. My first
fieldwork study on banana plantations in Costa Rica was immensely rewarding and I returned with huge amounts of data, an incredible experience which my supervisors helped orchestrate. My studies here have influenced the way I see my career developing and I very much hope to be able to continue researching labour inequalities in global supply chains in the future.


(Scholarship)

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000

Eligibility

Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-fees/masters-excellence-scholarships



Entry Requirements

Suitable for well qualified graduates who are keen to teach and train in the post-16, further education and related training and education sectors.Applicants should possess at least a 2:2 degree in a subject they wish to teach (or an appropriate professional qualification).Please note: It is desirable that all applicants should have Maths at GCSE grade C and above or equivalent access qualifications at level 2 on entry to the programmes.

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