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Course summary

The Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) is a part-time, in-service teacher training programme run through the University of Greenwich. It provides a great opportunity for those new to teaching in the Further Education and Skills Sector and those teachers who already have some experience who want to develop their teaching skills and become fully qualified. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to develop effective practice and gain up to date knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment strategies.


Year One

  • Core Skills
  • Lesson Planning
  • Planning for a course
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Theories and Principles of Assessment
  • Learning Theory
  • Theories and Principles of Managing Challenging Behaviour
Year Two
  • Policy and Curriculum Issues
- Research and Scholarship for the Development of Subject Specialist Expertise

Assessment method

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of written assignments for each module and will be observed in their teaching practice on four occasions in year one and four occasions in year two.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

As this is an in-service teacher training programme, you will need to already be teaching in an appropriate educational establishment for a minimum of 50 hours for each year of the programme. You will also need to have a Level 3 Subject Specialist qualification. You do not need to have a degree to join this programme.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3000 Year 1
Scotland £3000 Year 1
Wales £3000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Professional Certificate in Education at University Centre Farnborough - UCAS