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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)

Cardiff University has almost 40 years' experience of delivering education training programmes for teachers, tutors, trainers, lecturers and instructors in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Our Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) programme is suited to graduates who want to pursue a teaching career in post-16 contexts, for example:

  • higher, further, adult, community and nurse education
  • prison education
  • training and development
  • vocational education and training.

This one year, full-time programme maintains contemporary, cutting-edge quality and high status among training and education providers locally and across the UK.

Our philosophy is firmly located within the notion of adults as learners where instruction, learning and content draw on the professional experiences of our respected course members.

Whilst encouraging individual learning approaches, this course programme also recognises the value of group and team work in interrogating professional experience and further developing skills and expertise.

The programme addresses a range of teaching placement subjects and vocational areas.

Find out more about the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET), including admissions criteria, tuition fees and how to apply.

The autumn semester of the programme is university-based, with workplace orientation, followed by a five month period of continuous placement and teaching practice in the spring semester.

Please note: this course is not suitable for those wishing to teach in primary and secondary schools.

This programme has given me more than the qualification to teach and educate others. It has given me a confidence and self-belief that I didn’t have before and I am so pleased I took the decision to undertake the course.

Phoenix Averies