School of Education

CertEd (PCE) Post Compulsory Education

CertEd (PCE) Part-time 2 years

The PCE in Post Compulsory Education course from the University of Wolverhampton is a professional teaching qualification that aims to develop the skills and knowledge required for teaching in the post-compulsory sector. The course is designed for those who wish to teach in further education colleges, adult education centres, and other post-compulsory education settings.

The PCE in Post Compulsory Education course from the University of Wolverhampton is a professional teaching qualification that aims to develop the skills and knowledge required for teaching in the post-compulsory sector. The course is designed for those who wish to teach in further education colleges, adult education centres, and other post-compulsory education settings.

Award
CertEd (PCE)
Start date(s)
15 January 2024,16 September 2024
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Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (2 years)
Campus location
University Centre Telford (Southwater),Sandwell College,Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group,Telford and Wrekin Local Authority,Birmingham Metropolitan College,Dudley College,City of Wolverhampton College
School
School of Education
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Why choose this course?

Studying PCE can help you to advance your career as a teacher or trainer, opening up opportunities for higher-paying positions and promotion to more senior roles within your organisation. Plus, you'll enjoy the personal fulfilment and rewarding experience of developing your teaching skills and knowledge.

Our PCE program is designed for those who wish to teach in further education colleges, adult education centres, and other post-compulsory education settings. With a PCE qualification, you can enhance your skills and knowledge in teaching and learning theories, assessment and feedback, inclusive education, and much more.

You'll benefit from a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and work-based learning, ensuring that you develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to succeed in the post-compulsory education sector.

How is the Post Compulsory Education course delivered?

The Certificate in Education Post Compulsory Education is a two-year course that is undertaken by teachers who are already working in the lifelong learning sector.

Students normally attend taught sessions once a week at one of a number of partner colleges across the West Midlands and further afield. The partnership involves strong links between the partner colleges and the University. By undertaking this course, you will be joining a community of practice underpinned by a strong culture of teaching and learning and critical enquiry.

The course is designed to meet the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) professional standards and has at its heart a model of Critical Reflective Practice that facilitates an ongoing professional dialogue between student, mentor and tutor.

What happens on the course?

The course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the key theories and practical skills required for successful teaching in the post-compulsory education sector.

You'll explore a range of topics, including:

Teaching and learning theories: You'll learn about the different approaches to teaching and learning, and how to apply these theories to your own practice. You'll also explore the role of motivation and engagement in the learning process.

Assessment and feedback: You'll learn how to design and deliver effective assessments, and how to provide constructive feedback to students. You'll explore a range of assessment methods, including formative and summative assessment, and how to use technology to enhance assessment practices.

Inclusive education: You'll explore strategies for creating an inclusive learning environment, and how to support students with diverse learning needs. You'll also learn about the legal and ethical considerations of inclusive education.

Use of technology in teaching: You'll explore the use of technology in teaching, including the use of virtual learning environments, multimedia resources, and social media. You'll learn how to incorporate technology into your teaching practice, and how to use it to enhance the learning experience for your students.

Throughout the course, you'll have the opportunity to put your learning into practice through work-based learning and practical workshops. You'll also receive support and guidance from experienced tutors who are experts in the field of post-compulsory education.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full time Distance Learning £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full time Distance Learning £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full time Distance Learning £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full time Distance Learning £9250 per year 2024-25
Home Full-time £8600 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3050 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3050 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3050 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3050 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £3050 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £3050 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £3050 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £3050 per year# 2024-25
International Full time Distance Learning £9250 per year 2022-23
International Full time Distance Learning £9250 per year 2023-24
International Full time Distance Learning £9250 per year 2023-24
International Full time Distance Learning £9250 per year 2024-25
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14950 per year 2024-25
International Part-time Distance Learning £3050 per year 2022-23
International Part-time Distance Learning £3050 per year 2023-24
International Part-time Distance Learning £3050 per year 2023-24
International Part-time Distance Learning £3050 per year 2024-25
International Part-time £6975 per year# 2022-23

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.

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.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

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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