Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) PCET

Course Overview

The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE PCET) is for you if you are a graduate from a relevant subject looking to gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification to work in further education and the broader post-compulsory sector.

On the course, you will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of successful practice in Post- compulsory Education and your confidence as a professional practitioner.

  • Entry Requirements

    A Degree qualification relevant to the subject specialism and GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths.

    Students will need to undertake teaching practice of a minimum of 70 hours each year and must have this arranged before enrolling on the course. Student will be expected to complete an online skills check at interview.

    This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

  • Career Prospects

    You may progress to a postgraduate business-related programme, for example: the MA in Education.

    Graduates have employment prospects in further and adult education, for example: teacher, lecturer, post-16 teaching assistant or study coach.

  • Course Details

    The programme will include lectures, seminars, tutorial and practical workshops. You are required to have a substantial teaching practice placement in both years of study.

    You will have to complete written assignments, practical assessments, reflective journals and a poster presentation as you progress through the programme. Your teaching will be observed during both academic years.

  • Course Modules

    Modules include:

    • Preparing to Teach
    • Learning and Applying Pedagogy
    • Professional Practice 1
    • Professional Practice 2
    • The Role of ICT in Further Education
    • Blended Learning Applications
    • Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment.
  • Assessment

    You will have to complete written assignments, practical assessments, reflective journals and a poster presentation as you progress through the programme. Your teaching will be observed during both academic years.

  • Additional Costs

    Travel to and from your work placement. This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

Study Mode

Higher Education & Degrees
Part-Time

Location

Brecon Beacons College - 01686 614400

Newtown College - 01686 614200

Afan College - 01639 648200

Course Length

2 Years (Part-time)

Days/Times

Afan: Tue 1.30pm – 7.00pm

Afan: Thu 1.30pm – 7.00pm

Brecon Beacons: Wed 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Newtown: Wed 1.00pm – 6.00pm