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) • An interview is required for this course

Months of entry


Course content

The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PcET) is for you if you are a graduate from a relevant subject looking to gain a nationally recognised qualification to work in further education and the broader post-compulsory sector.

On the course you will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of successful practice in Post-compulsory Education and your confidence as a professional practitioner. At the University, you will be encouraged to take responsibility for planning and managing your professional experiences and development as the course progresses, with the guidance of your personal tutor and your subject specialist workplace mentor. You will also experience a supported placement in one of our partner colleges enabling you to develop professionally with the support of an experienced subject specialist mentor.

The Post-compulsory Education and Training PGCE offers participants the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to helping future generations of students to improve their life chances. The teaching team at Newport have a huge range of experience in a variety of post-compulsory settings in the UK and overseas.

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

Qualification and course duration

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 760 599