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Post Compulsory Education and Training (PcET)

University of South Wales

12 months
14000 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Post Compulsory Education and Training (PcET) programme from University of South Wales qualifies you to teach in the further, adult and vocational education sector. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


It is a full, nationally-recognised teaching qualification, specifically designed for those aiming to teach a vocational subject in areas such as Hair and Beauty, Construction and Motor Vehicle Maintenance. 

The University of South Wales at Newport has led the field in vocational teacher education in Wales for many years, on our campus in Caerleon, in our partner FE colleges and more recently in our riverside campus in the centre of Newport. 

You would need a level 3 vocational qualification and relevant industry/sector experience to join the course. Once with us, you will develop skills, confidence and understanding of learning, teaching and assessment in your subject.


Our graduates have a proven track record of moving into fulltime and permanent teaching posts 

This Post Compulsory Education and Training (PcET) programme from University of South Wales will help you develop confidence and skills in working with a range of people and using the latest technology and media. It will also prepare you for further study. 

After completing the course, you could have a career as a PcET practitioner within the Post Compulsory Education and Training sector, eg Further Education (FE), Training Providers, Adult and Community Learning and Work Based Learning.

Recent graduates have gained full and part time employment across the sector and many of our past graduates actively support the course as mentors for our new student teachers. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning for Learning
  • Assessing for Learning
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Practice-based Research
  • Literacies for Learning
  • Extending Professional Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful applicants will need to hold a minimum level 3 qualification in their teaching subject area, along with one or more year’s vocational experience in their teaching subject (where relevant).
  • Mathematics and English language GCSE Grade C or above, or equivalent, are desirable
  • An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child Workforce and Child Barring List and subscription to the DBS Update Service. (Overseas equivalent required for non-uk applicants) 
  • Part-time applicants will be required to confirm 50 hours (minimum) of teaching, and 20 hours of observation of an experienced tutor in the first year and in second year will be required to confirm 50 hours (minimum) of teaching and 20 hours of observation/departmental duties.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.


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