Teacher Training in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) 

What is it?

The PGCE/PCE PCET is a part-time, in-service course, which will qualify successful students to teach in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) - which includes: adult learning and lifelong learning in the community, further and higher education and the public service sector.

Who is this programme aimed at?

The programme is aimed at anyone who is already working in, or who wishes to work in, adult teaching and/or training in the above sectors or in private training organisations.

What will I get out of the programme?

At the end of the programme you will be qualified to teach in the PCET sector. You will have gained theoretical knowledge and practical classroom experience to develop and enhance your skills in planning, delivering and evaluating learning.

What modules will I study?

You will study a range of modules across the two years of the course including designing, delivering and assessing learning, teaching and learning strategies, professional development, curriculum design and the context of post compulsory education and training. Each module is designed to give theoretical background and a student-centred approach to allow you to practise your skills in both in peer-group work and as part of in-service teaching work placement(s). The PGCE/PCE PCET has a requirement for a minimum of 30 hours of contact teaching in the first year and a minimum of 100 hours of contact teaching in the second year, which you will be responsible for arranging.

How does the assessment work?

You will be assessed through formal assignments for each module and through observations of your teaching practice, both in class and in your teaching work placement(s). There are no examinations.

How long does it usually take?

The PGCE/PCE PCET is studied part-time usually over two years. There is flexibility, if you require it, to complete the course over more than two years. (The Preparing to Teach course takes 10 weeks and is an introduction to teaching adults).

Where will I study?

The course is based at the university's Cyncoed Campus.

How do I apply?

You can apply online at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/selfservice

For further information please contact: pcet@cardiffmet.ac.uk