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Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) ProfGCE

Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) ProfGCE

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 will qualify you to teach in the post-compulsory education and training sector. This programme is designed for graduates with degrees from a wide range of subjects, including those not widely taught in secondary schools (such as Sport Science, Health and Social Care and Dance). It will equip you with the necessary tools to teach adults and young people and give you the opportunity to share your knowledge in a way that helps others to fulfil their potential. The programme benefits from its direct link to the University of Sunderland’s Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT). The programme is directly informed by both the national and international educational research and development work of the team. This pre-service course is for people who have not necessarily had any previous experience as a teacher, but who want to make a positive difference in the Further, Adult and Vocational Education sector.

The course helps you to plan and teach lively, interesting and challenging lessons with confidence and expertise. This course gives you the opportunity to work with highly qualified research leaders in further education. The programme is led by a highly qualified team who are extremely research active and lead on a number of sector research projects. It provides unique opportunities for you to work collaboratively to research and improve your teaching in ways employers really notice. When you complete this course you will have you will have a PCET PGCE, the full award for teaching in the post-compulsory education and training sector.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


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

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have the following academic qualifications: An honours degree, 2:2 or higher in a relevant subject; GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications) in Mathematics and English. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.