Taught course

PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Suitable for well qualified graduates who are keen to teach and train in the post-16, further education and related training and education sectors. Applicants should possess at least a 2:2 degree in a subject they wish to teach (or an appropriate professional qualification). It is desirable that all applicants should have Maths at GCSE grade C and above or equivalent access qualifications at level 2 on entry to the programmes.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Aims

The PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) programme is designed for those teaching/training or wanting to pursue a career in post 16 contexts, e.g. higher, further, adult, community and nurse education, vocational training in industry, commerce or other professions, school sixth forms, 14-19 school/tertiary courses. The PGCE (PCET) programmes address a range of teaching placement subjects and vocational areas.

Special Features:

  • The most established course of its kind in Wales; sound links have been developed with FE providers across Wales.

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Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no subscore below 5.5, or the equivalent prior to commencement of the course.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Jason Whyley
+44 (0)29 2087 4021