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This qualification is available at level 5 (Certificate in Education) and level 7 (PGCE).
This post compulsory education and training (PCET) qualification is aimed at teachers who are involved in the main aspects of teaching and learning, which includes, planning, developing teaching and learning strategies, designing learning resources as well using assessment strategies as part of learning. It is a nationally recognised qualification for the sector and engages teachers to develop associated skills as part of professional development. The course is aimed at teachers that are new to the sector as well as experienced teachers wishing to gain the qualification to further their own professional development.
As part of our continuous professional development it provides a strong base to develop in terms accessing higher qualifications in teaching (depending on current entry qualifications) such as a first degree or a masters, or you may want to explore other professional avenues such as mentoring, ICT/ILT skills development, course tutor development or curriculum, specialist development.
The PCET course is a 2 year, part time programme, validated by Staffordshire University, with the class based sessions taking place at Lichfield College.
Use the button above to apply for this course directly through Staffordshire University.
On successful completion of the Certificate in Education (PCET)/PGCE (PCET) award, students will be awarded with a Staffordshire University degree.
Please be aware that the Cert Ed/PGCE PCET is currently being updated in line with DfE changes to this teaching qualification. The new modules and module content may vary from the current information. The framework and end qualification will stay the same.