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PGCE/ProfGCE/PCE in Education and Training (PCET) with Welsh

This programme has been developed as a result of consultation which has identified a demand for a post-16 teacher training programme which supports the development and enhancement of Welsh language skills for use within the classroom.

The programme will use the modules, teaching and assessment strategy as well as placement activity in order to embed and infuse Welsh language skills development through the programme. Providing a consistent and supportive environment in which trainees can build their confidence in using the Welsh language within their own teaching.

Please note that this programme does not confer Qualified Teacher Status. 

PATHWAY OPTIONS AND HOW TO APPLY

There are three possible pathways:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Training (PCET) with Welsh
    Suitable for those applying who already hold an undergraduate degree and wish to gain some Master’s level credits as part of their studies to put towards an appropriate MA qualification following completion.
  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PCET) with Welsh
    Suitable for those applying who already hold an undergraduate degree and wish to obtain a teaching qualification for the post-16 sector.
  • Professional Certificate in Education and Training (PCET) with Welsh
    Suitable for those applying who do not hold an undergraduate degree but have extensive experience within their profession and may already be engaging in some teaching and/or training as part of this.

You will be able to apply for the course directly through the University. (Please note: this course is not yet open to applications.) 


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Tuition Fees
Full time: £9,000 per year
Part Time: £2,600 per year

Why choose this course?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A flexible and transferable qualification, this award is recognised throughout the post-compulsory sector.
  4. 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.
  5. This course offers you the unique opportunity to develop your skills and confidence in using the Welsh language within your teaching as part of the programme, a key skill for the post-compulsory sector in Wales today.

What you will learn

Module Topics

Level 5 modules – applicable to part 1 of the Professional Certificate only

  • The Teaching Practitioner’s Toolkit 1
  • Differentiation, ALN and Inclusive Practice
  • Supporting and Promoting Learner Engagement
  • Digital Skills for Innovative Teaching and Learning

Level 6 modules – applicable to the Professional Graduate Certificate plus part 1 of the Postgraduate Certificate and part 2 of the Professional Certificate

  • The Teaching Practitioner’s Toolkit 2 (20 credits)
  • Action Research in Education (20 credits)
  • The Post-16 Professional Practitioner (20 credits)
  • The Teaching Practitioner’s Toolkit 1 (20 credits)
  • Differentiation, ALN and Inclusive Practice (10 credits)
  • Supporting and Promoting Learner Engagement (10 credits)
  • Digital Skills for Innovative Teaching and Learning (20 credits)

Level 7 modules – applicable to the Postgraduate Certificate only at part 2

  • The Teaching Practitioner’s Toolkit 2 (20 credits)
  • Action Research in Education (20 credits)
  • The Post-16 Professional Practitioner (20 credits)
Assessment

Assessment for the programme is built on the principles of reflective practice and includes a variety of methods such as portfolios, written reflections, reports, blogs, formal observations of professional practice, and posters.

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Entry Criteria
  • For the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PCET) applicants will require an undergraduate degree at grade 2.2 or higher.
  • For the Professional Certificate in Education (PCET) a relevant level three qualification plus teaching and/or training experience is required.
  • The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PCET) is not an enrollable award and students are able to transfer to this from the Professional Graduate Certificate (PCET) in part two if they meet the criteria.
Career Opportunities

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

Additional Costs

DBS enhanced checks are mandatory as part of the programme entry requirements and applicants are responsible for the additional costs of this.

Travelling to professional teaching experience placement settings may incur costs for the student and can vary depending on the location of the setting. Where placements are arranged on behalf of the student, every effort will be made to meet individual requirements (including location preferences) but cannot be guaranteed.

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Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

Further Information

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions related to the University or to this course in particular.