NPTC Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) PCET

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Course summary

The Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) PCET is for you if you have a subject qualification and are looking to gain a nationally recognised teaching qualification to work in further education and the broader post-compulsory sector. On the course, you will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of successful practice in post-compulsory Education and your confidence as a professional practitioner.


Modules include: Preparing to Teach Learning and Applying Pedagogy Professional Practice The Role of ICT in Further Education Blended Learning Applications Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Assessment.

Assessment method

You will have to complete written assignments, practical assessments, reflective journals and a poster presentation as you progress through the programme. Your teaching will be observed during both academic years.

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

The typical entry requirements for this course are a Level 3 qualification relevant to the subject specialism and GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths. Students will need to undertake teaching practice of a minimum of 70 hours each year and must have this arranged before enrolling on the course. Students will be expected to complete an online skills check at interview. This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

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

EU £2625 Year 1
England £2625 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2625 Year 1
Scotland £2625 Year 1
Wales £2625 Year 1

Additional fee information

Travel to and from your work placement. This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.
Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) PCET at NPTC Group - UCAS