Taught course

Post-compulsory Education and Training

University of South Wales · University of South Wales
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or above is desirable, or a recognised equivalent, in a relevant subject area. If you are offering a vocational subject you are normally expected also to demonstrate that you have some relevant vocational experience.

Mathematics and English language GCSE Grade C or above, or equivalent, are desirable.

Enhanced DBS check required as appropriate.

If English is not your first language you should be able to demonstrate a level of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (minimum score of 5.5 in each band).

Part-time applicants will re required to confirm 70 hours (minimum) of teaching in the first year and second year to include 20 hours observation of an experienced tutor.

An interview is required for this course.

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training is for graduates who want to teach in the post-compulsory education and training sector. If you want to teach a wide range of learners aged 16+, in colleges, training organisations, prisons, voluntary and adult community organisations, this is the course for you.

Students on the PGCE course come from many different backgrounds – you could be a new graduate, trainer or looking for a career change. You will be welcomed into a collaborative environment where we work with you to develop your professional teaching skills.

For more information on the course, teaching and career prospects please check the website.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English Language at IELTS level 7 or equivalent. Health declaration, CRB check and ISA registration required as appropriate

Fees and funding

For full funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78