Taught course

Adult Literacy and Communication / Adult Numeracy and Mathematics

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

• A level 3 qualification relevant to the subject specialism is desirable, ie maths (for Adult Numeracy awards) or in a language based subject (for Adult Literacy or ESOL awards). • Enhanced DBS check required as appropriate • Mathematics and English Language GCSE grade C or above, or equivalent, are desirable • You must be teaching groups of post-16 learners a minimum of 3 hours a week in your chosen specialist subject throughout the course (teaching needs to be at a minimum of two core curriculum levels e.g. entry level and level 1) • Your teaching must take place in an approved environment (eg FE, adult education, voluntary sector or publicly funded training provider) and references from your employer are requested • Where English is not a first language applicants are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English Language at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent • Degree qualification required for PGCE route; level 3 qualification required for the Cert Ed route.

Months of entry


Course content

These courses are for you if you are currently teaching literacy/communication, numeracy/maths or English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to adults or young people over 16 and are looking to continue your professional development and gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification.

The Professional Certificate in Education Adult Literacy and Communication / Adult Numeracy and Mathematics / ESOL course will qualify you to work in the post-compulsory sector (ie further education, adult and community education, prisons or work-based learning).

On the course you will have the opportunity to review and extend your teaching practice and subject knowledge, and develop professionally. At Newport, you will benefit from the guidance and support of our team of specialist teacher educators, all of whom are experienced teachers in their field. You will also learn from others in the group, and will be encouraged to share good practice and develop links with teachers from other organisations.

On completion, as a graduate, you will be awarded the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), or the Professional Certificate in Education (Cert ED), if a non-graduate.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English Language at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent. Health declaration, CRB check and ISA registration required as appropriate

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 760 599