Taught course

Post Compulsory Education and Training

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants to the Cert Ed (PCET) should have:

  • A qualification at Level 3, or above in the subject they intend to teach

Applicants to the PGCE (PCET) should have:

  • A degree
  • A qualification at Level 3, or above in the subject they intend to teach

Post Compulsory Education & Training (PCET)Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) PCETProfessional Certificate of Education (PCE) PCET

Months of entry


Course content


  • Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) PCET
  • Professional Certificate of Education (PCE) PCET.​

This is a part-time, in-service course which has a requirement for a minimum of 30 hours of contact teaching in the first year and a minimum of 100 hours of contact teaching in the second year. You are responsible for arranging your own teaching placement(s). Required teaching hours should be carried out between October and April in each academic year.​

The programme includes the following content:

  • Introduction to teaching in post compulsory education
  • Designing, delivering and assessing learning
  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Professional development
  • Curriculum design
  • Context of post compulsory education and training
  • Reflective Practice

The Course Team reserve the right to amend the programme to ensure compliance with professional standards.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24-60 months


part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Rhiain Burberry
+44 (0)29 2041 6292