Prepare to Teach in PcET 

Course Overview

Course Content

The course has been developed between Cardiff Met and Cardiff Council’s Schools & Lifelong Learning Adult and Community service and forms part of the Widening Access strategy. The Preparing to Teach in PCET course is offered at Level 4 and on successful completion, students will attain 10 credits. There is the option for certification at this stage which is linked to a professional requirement to undertake 20 hours of teaching in a professionally relevant situation. In addition, there is the opportunity to extend your study and progress to Part Two of the PGCE/PCE (PCET) offered at Cardiff Met.

  • Introduction to the Module
  • Role of the Tutor
  • How Adults Learn
  • Good & Bad Learning Experiences
  • Developing Aims & Objectives
  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Lesson Planning
  • Working with Groups
  • Teaching Methods & AVAs
  • Dealing with Difficult Learner Behaviour
  • Assessing Learning
  • Micro-teaching
  • Evaluating Learning & Teaching Experiences. 

Career Potential

The Preparing to Teach in PcET course stands as a programme in its own right and can also form part one of a three part qualification that leads to the Postgraduate Certificate in Education/ Certificate in Education in PCET. The Preparing to Teach in PCET programme is a part-time course of study that aims to provide you with the skills, knowledge, support and encouragement to teach adult learners. It has been devised to meet the minimum requirements expected of those teaching/training in the post-compulsory sector of education and training. The course offered is currently endorsed by FENTO, the Further Education National Training Organisation (now LLUK) and has been mapped to these professional standards.

Entry Requirements

Applicants wishing to enrol onto the course will need an award/qualification in the subject that they are intending to teach (normally, the qualification would need to be Level 3). In an Adult and Community Learning setting the range of subjects is varied will vary so you may wish to contact the Programme Leader.

Key Facts

Campus: Cyncoed

School: Cardiff School of Education

Course Length: 10 weeks intake months (September, January and March /April)

Assessment will provide the opportunity for you to gain objective and constructive feedback relating to your performance and progress.

The module is formally assessed and students will be required to:-

1. Deliver a micro-teaching session to his/her peer group.
This will consist of a 20 minute session where you will be required to plan, deliver and evaluate the experience.

2. Complete a written assignment relating to the Principles of Adult Learning.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made directly to the university. Please click here for the online form. You will need to enter Preparing to Teach in the New Programme Title section. If you have any difficulty in completing the online form please contact

In addition, please complete the supporting information form and forward directly to the programme leader Leanne Davies -

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

Further information:
Programme leader for PCE (PCET), Leanne Davies:
Tel: 029 2041 7097

See Also:
Cardiff School of Education Website