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Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) In-service ProfGCE

Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) In-service ProfGCE

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PCET - Post Compulsory Education and Training

Subject areas

Teaching / Training In Post-Compulsory Education Teaching / Training (General)

Course type


Course Summary


This course is for people who are already working as teachers or trainers, and want to achieve the sector qualification for teaching in post-16 settings.

Further Education institutions need teachers with specialist subject knowledge who can teach people who want to explore subjects they weren’t offered in school. If you have a degree from a range of subjects including non-curriculum areas such as Psychology, Law or Dance, you could be a teacher in post-16 education.

Career ready

Many graduates from this course have gone on to more senior posts with leadership responsibilities in the institutions in which they are employed.

When you graduate from this course you will have a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education. This qualification incorporates the Diploma in Education and Training (DET). You will be able to apply to the Society for Education and Training which provides the recognition route to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status through their professional formation process.


Advancing Subject Specialist Teaching and Professional Development (20 Credits) - Core
Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (20 Credits) - Core
Contextualising Policy and Curriculum (20 Credits) - Core
Enhancing Subject Specialist Learning through Innovation and Change (20 Credits) - Core
Practical Teaching and Professional Development (20 Credits) - Core
Developing Theories of Teaching, Learning and Assessment (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This course is not available to international students.

Entry requirements

You will usually need to hold a 2:2 (or above) honours degree from a UK Higher Education institution or an equivalent qualification and be deemed suitable to train to teach by the School of Education at the University of Sunderland.