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Post-Compulsory Education and Training (with Science, Engineering and Technology) Cert Ed / PGCE / ProfGCE

Post-Compulsory Education and Training (with Science, Engineering and Technology) Cert Ed / PGCE / ProfGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching / Training In Post-Compulsory Education Technology: General Teaching / Training Teaching (General) Craft Design And Technology (Cdt Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary

The Post-Compulsory Education and Training with SET is a ‘closed course’ with entrants limited to those whose applications are supported by their employment in FE colleges/centres in the PCET with SET Hub. The course leads to a teaching qualification in the post-compulsory education and training sector. The awards meet the national professional standards, set out by the Education and Training Award. We equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the demanding role of teacher / lecturer. The course is endorsed within the national framework for the sector and constitutes the University's equivalent of the Diploma in Education and Training. The aims of the course are to prepare students to plan, implement and evaluate teaching and learning activities in the post-compulsory education sector and to help students to develop appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes. It equips students with an ability to reflect upon and learn from their professional practice and build students' confidence in their ability to perform their professional roles whilst creating a sound foundation for further professional and career development. All students follow a course of study and research which covers an introduction to post-compulsory education; curriculum issues, particularly around inclusive practice; and quality; principles of learning and the characteristics of the post-14 learner; planning for learning and methods of teaching and assessment. Fully integrated into this course is a structured and supervised practical teaching component in one of our partner institutions. The post-compulsory education and training sector covers a multitude of different educational environments including: colleges of further education; community learning and development centres; places of work; adult education centres; libraries, archives and information services; private training organisations; sixth form colleges; prisons and young offender institutions; voluntary and charity organisations and universities. QTLS is completed post-qualification and within your employing institution through professional formation, which involves you demonstrating your skills and knowledge in your professional practice. Applications are made by you through the Society for Education and Training and the time frame for completion is determined by your individual circumstances.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module builds on Module 2 and explores your subject and curricula in depth. You will learn what constitutes ?subject pedagogy? and will have the opportunity to review and reflect on your own development as a subject teacher. There will be an ?Interviews and Applications? session in this module to support you in looking forward to the end of the course and employment. Your experiences through this module will enhance your employability, including the opportunity to model the use of technology and develop an ePortfolio.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

For the Prof GCE / PGCE: a UK honours degree, at a minimum 2.2 in SET related subject. Third Class graduates require additional A-level qualifications in a SET related subject at grade B or equivalent; and relevant work experience will strengthen your application. For the Cert Ed: A-level in a SET related subject at grade C or equivalent; or substantial industrial / commercial experience in the intended subject specialism.

University information

Situated in Nottingham - voted the second best city for students in the UK - Nottingham Trent University consists of 3 large campuses: City Site, Clifton and Brackenhurst. NTU offers almost 200 taught courses and has a wide range of research degree options across its many academic schools: NTU Doctoral School (research degrees) Nottingham Business School Nottingham Law School Nottingham Institute of Education ...more