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PGCE/PCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)

PGCE/PCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)

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Full time | Swansea Campus | 1 year | 06-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PCET - Post Compulsory Education and Training

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary

The PCET programme offers the opportunity to study a highly valued qualification that enables graduates to teach in a range of post-compulsory education settings.

Offered both full and part-time, we have a range of entry options to suit recent graduates, those already in employment, as well as those returning to study following a break.

University based taught elements focusing on best practice in supporting and developing learning combined with practical teaching experience support you in applying theory to practice and help develop your skills as an aspiring teaching professional.

Why choose this course:

  • Studying for a postgraduate or professional qualification is an investment in your career. We aim to equip you with the tools to enable you to transform your life and provide you with an education that makes you both confident and competent to embrace your chosen career path.
  • This course offers those with a degree in a subject not widely taught on PGCE courses such as psychology, law, media, nursing to obtain a professional teaching qualification necessary to teach their subject specialism.
  • A flexible and transferable qualification, this award is recognised throughout the post-compulsory sector.
  • For those undertaking their professional teaching experience within higher education there is the opportunity to attain fellowship status of Advance HE as part of the programme.
  • We offer small class sizes to help facilitate debate and discussion in a friendly and supportive atmosphere where getting to know you as a student is central to everything we do


All modules are assessed via coursework which emphasises your ability to link theory to practice.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the programme are highly employable in a range of teaching and training sectors across a varied range of professions.


Aims to develop awareness of how to support learners with additional needs within post-compulsory education.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entry for the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training requires an undergraduate degree minimum 2.2 classification. Entry for the Professional Certificate in Education and Training requires an appropriate period of professional experience to have been completed prior to entry.

University information

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining...more

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