Taught course

Post Complusory Education and Training (PCET)

University of Sunderland · Faculty of Education and Society

Entry requirements

All applicants must have obtained relevant subject qualifications, it is an entry requirement that all students must have evidence of achievement of English and Maths GCSE grade C or above or NQF LV2 in literacy and numeracy. Entrants to the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education are expected to have a degree in their specialist subject. Those students enrolling on the Certificate in Education are expected to have at least NQF Level 3 qualification in their specialist subject. If you do not possess standard entry qualifications, you may apply for exceptional entry, on the grounds of prior learning and experience. All successful applicants will be interviewed, participate in a group activity and complete a short in-house literacy assessment. Additional requirements: •DBS Enhanced Disclosure •Completion of a medical pro forma If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE PCET is a professional teacher education programme that will qualify you to teach in the post compulsory education and training sector. The PGCE (PCET) is popular with graduates whose degree subjects are not widely taught in secondary schools, such as law, nursing, pscyhology and dance. Our course equips you to educate and influence adults, sharing your knowledge and helping others fulfil their potential.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, please go to our English language requirements web page. http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/ug/englishlanguagerequirements/ If you require accommodation please go to the following web page. http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/pg/postgraduateaccommodation/

Fees and funding

For information on fees and funding please click here

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Trish Spedding
+44 (0)191 515 3845