Taught course

Postgraduate Certificate in Education PCET (PGCE)

Institution
Wrexham Glyndwr University · Wrexham Glyndwr University
Qualifications
PGCECertEd

Entry requirements

Certificate in Education (PcET): Applicants must hold at least a level 3 qualification in their subject discipline.

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education: Applicants must hold a degree.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Applicants must hold a degree with a classification of First or 2:1.


Applicants are required to have an up to date DBS in place before they start the programme and must have access to an appropriate teaching placement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Designed especially for those who want a nationally recognised qualification in order to teach students in further education, sixth form and tertiary colleges, prisons, adult education and work-based learning settings.

The programme framework outlines an attractive and innovative approach to teacher education and training that meets the current need for accredited teaching and training qualifications in the diverse post-compulsory sector and the three exit awards proposed reflect this.

The Certificate in Education is aimed at vocational lecturers who do not hold a degree but hold level three or above qualifications in their vocational discipline.

The Professional Graduate Certificate is aimed at students who hold a degree and all the modules are at level 6.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education is aimed at those that hold a First Class or a 2:1 in their degree subject and can therefore complete 60 credits at level 7. The offer of three distinct routes is in line with similar programmes offered at other Universities and reflects the move towards Master’s study for NQTs in the compulsory (school) sector.

Key course features

  • Teaching in the post-compulsory sector has undergone a period of professionalisation in recent years, and this award is now the nationally-endorsed qualification for the sector
  • The quality of training you will receive is paramount to your effective continued development as professionals in the sector, and this is reflected in the support and guidance afforded throughout the period of training with tutorand mentor guidance
  • The University has strong links with local further education colleges and training institutions in the region
  • A Welsh Government training bursary may be available if you are studying via the full-time route
  • The programme is taught through flexible study depending upon the selected route

What you will you study

The full time (1 year) route comprising of the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education will be two days ‘taught delivery’ throughout the academic year. The part-time option, comprising of all three routes, is over two years. Students attend one day per week (1-6pm) for two years and will complete three 20 credit modules in year 1 and three 20 credit modules in year 2.

In addition to attendance and study at the University, students will need evidence that they have completed 100 hours of independent teaching across the duration of the one year full-time or two year part-time programmes.

Modules:

Certificate in Education:

  • The reflective Practitioner (L4, Core)
  • Preparing to Teaching in Post-compulsory Education and Training (L4, Core)
  • Connecting Theories of Learning, Teaching and Assessment (L4, Core)
  • Enhancing Learning through Creative and Innovative Practice (L5, Core)
  • The Reflective Professional (L5, Core)

plus one optional module

  • Contemporary Issues in PcET (L5, Optional)
  • ALN and Inclusive Practice (L5, Optional)

Professional Graduate certificate in Education:

  • The reflective Practitioner (L6, Core)
  • Preparing to Teaching in Post-compulsory Education and Training (L6, Core)
  • Connecting Theories of Learning, Teaching and Assessment (L6, Core)
  • Enhancing Learning through Creative and Innovative Practice (L6, Core)
  • The Reflective Professional (L6, Core)

plus one optional module

  • Contemporary Issues in PcET (L6, Optional)
  • ALN and Inclusive Practice (L6, Optional)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education:

  • The reflective Practitioner (L6, Core)
  • Preparing to Teaching in Post-compulsory Education and Training (L6, Core)
  • Connecting Theories of Learning, Teaching and Assessment (L6, Core)
  • Enhancing Learning through Creative and Innovative Practice (L7, Core)
  • The Reflective Professional (L7, Core)

plus one optional module

  • Contemporary Issues in PcET (L7, Optional)
  • ALN and Inclusive Practice (L7, Optional)

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Fees and funding

The fees you pay and the support available may depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our website.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

CertEd

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Post-compulsory education and training is a rapidly developing and expanding area which, through the requirement of an endorsed professional teaching qualification, is establishing clearly defined career progression routes within the sector and opportunities for further advanced study.

Course contact details

Name
Student Enquiries
Email
enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1978 293439