About this course
This Professional Certificate of Education (PCET) and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PgCE) is the qualification required to become a qualified lecturer in a further education college or other post-16 environment. Candidates must secure a teaching placement before they can start the programme. Learners that have a degree will complete the course with a PgCE PCET Professional Graduate Certificate in Education qualification. All others completing the programme will gain a ProfCE PCET Professional Certificate of Education. Both qualifications allow you to become a fully qualified teacher or lecturer in a FE or other post-compulsory education or training environment.
What you will study
On the course you will study modules including:
- Professional Development
- Preparing to Teach
- Planning and Assessment
- Teaching and Subject Pedagogy
- Innovation in Learning and Teaching
- Enhanced Learning Teaching and Assessment
- Essential Skills
- Independent Study (allows you to specialise in an area of your own interest)
Preparing to Teach can be studied as a single standalone module (see linked course below)
The Preparing to Teach Module runs twice throughout the year for approximately 12-14 weeks, and is a taster course which has the potential to lead on to the full programme. Tutors employed within the FE sector will need to complete the full two-year programme.
Cardiff - Thursday – 2.00pm – 7.30pm
Barry - Tuesday – 2.00pm – 7.30pm
Teaching and assessment
- Continuous assessments including practical assessments written assignments
Level 3 qualification in the subject that they are going to teach. It is essential that students secure a teaching placement before they start the course. For vocational subjects it is important to have at least 4 years industrial experience. For those people whose first language is not English, they must have an IELTs score of 6.5 or above. Five years commercial/industrial experience is required.
- The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
- Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
- Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
- Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
- All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
- Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
- Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
I didn’t go to university but I’ve still reached my goal in a different way – I’m still in the same boat now and I can go onto teach and do what I really want to do.
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