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PGCE Post Compulsory Education


Course Description

Want to teach or train young people or adults? Are you currently teaching in a post-16 setting? Would you like to pursue a career in post-16 education? We offer a range of ways to achieve a post-16 PGCE or Certificate in Education. Our PCET programmes cater for training to teach in higher and further education and vocational training in industry.

The full and part-time PCET programmes provide innovative and high quality training and education designed to help those from many disciplines to obtain a teaching qualification. The programmes aim to provide opportunities to develop confidence and skills to apply basic principles of adult learning in different contexts.

Both programmes include a combination of university based tuition and experiential practical teaching in the work place, to provide a holistic and broad programme of study.

Course Overview

If you want to teach or train young people or adults, we offer a range of ways to achieve a post-16 PGCE or Certificate in Education. The PGCE and PCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) programmes are designed for those teaching/training or wanting to pursue a career in post 16 contexts, e.g. higher, further, adult, community, vocational training in industry, commerce or other professions, school sixth forms, 14-19 school/tertiary courses.

A key emphasis is placed on the connection between practice and theory throughout our programmes. We focus on achieving excellent outcomes for trainees to become outstanding professionals, who understand the power of education to transform the lives of individuals and fulfil individual potential.

A recognised teaching qualification is now essential for all teachers working in post-compulsory education and training. Obtaining this qualification can be a stepping stone to further study and for career development and progression in the sector.

Modules

You will experience a variety of teaching and learning strategies that we will use to encourage participatory learning and reflective analysis throughout the programme. The overall aim will be to create a context for learning that acknowledges the special characteristics of adult learners.

Year 1 Modules

Preparing to Teach
Promoting Effective Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Information and Communications Technology
Supervised Teaching Experience 1
Year 2 Modules

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
Professional Role in the Context of PCET
Supervised Teaching Experience 2
Plus one option module
Some of the above modules are offered at Masters Level.
In addition to the above modules, each course member must successfully complete 150 hours of teaching practice over 2 years.

The full-time course combines the above modules

Entry Criteria

Applicants must be qualified in their specialist area with a degree or Higher National Diploma, Advanced City and Guilds Certificate or appropriate level three qualifications.

We welcome new graduates, career changers, applicants with industry or uniformed services experience.

The PGCE PCET course provides a Master's level accredited teaching qualification for those who wish to gain employment in this sector.

Visit the PGCE Post Compulsory Education page on the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be qualified in their specialist area with a degree or Higher National Diploma, Advanced City and Guilds Certificate or appropriate level three qualifications.We welcome new graduates, career changers, applicants with industry or uniformed services experience.The PGCE PCET course provides a Master's level accredited teaching qualification for those who wish to gain employment in this sector.

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