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Institute of Education

Certificate in Education Post Compulsory Education

CertEd (PCE) Part-time 2 years, Full-time 1 year

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020, 20 September 2021
  • Award CertEd (PCE)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Telford and Wrekin Local Authority, Sandwell College, The Bournemouth and Poole College, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Walsall Campus, Ellesmere Port Campus (Cheshire College S & W), Dudley College, City of Wolverhampton College, Cheshire College South and West
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Course Modules

Additional Information

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Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

You will be an in-service teacher employed within the Lifelong Learning Sector and able to provide evidence of at least 150 hours of teaching practice experience over the duration of the award.

You should hold an appropriate qualification of at least National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 3 in the subject area in which you are teaching.

Two satisfactory references are required, one employer from your Line Manager and one academic.

Where applicants hold a degree (required for PG H) or a level 3 (required for Cert Ed) that does not demonstrate a subject-specific link to their teaching (with the exception of Maths, English and/ or ESOL teachers*) then in addition, applicants will need to provide a reference from one (or more) employer, and evidence of recent (within the last three years) relevant vocational/curriculum experience at Level 3 or equivalent or higher (if PG H) in support of the application. Experience will be considered in specialisms where no Level 3 qualification exists. All applicants are reminded of the need to upskill in each of their subject/ vocational areas.

You will be required to demonstrate achievement at NQF level 2 in English and preferably Mathematics. If you have not achieved NQF Level 2 in Mathematics, you need to work towards an NQF Level 2 whilst on the programme.

Applicants who hold a Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) subject to university procedures.

Applicants who have extensive relevant work experience may be considered in specialisms where no Level 3 qualifications have been gained.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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