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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Programme Description



This course content will change in September.  For further information contact Amelia.Kilvington@colegsirgar.ac.uk.

A flexible two year part-time course which meets the Department of Employment guidelines for teachers and trainers, who are employed full-time or are seeking full-time employment in the adult education sector including higher and post-compulsory education.


Programme Features



  • Flexible modes of attendance (full day or afternoon/evening) delivered at a local college
  • Courses delivered by practitioners currently working in further education and the community
  • Underpinned by current professional standards and accredited by SVUK
  • Elements of the course can be undertaken bilingually
  • Friendly and accessible course team

Progression & Employment



A flexible two year part-time course which meets the Department of Employment guidelines for teachers and trainers, who are employed full-time or are seeking full-time employment in the adult education sector including higher and post-compulsory education.


Programme Content



Year 1: Concepts and processes of teaching; Applying teaching skills; Managing learning and assessment; Professional Practice

Year 2: Curriculum planning in the PCET sector; Innovative teaching and learning; professional practice; Two option modules.


Programme Assessment



Practical classroom experience, assignment work and a reflective professional development journal.


Programme Entry Requirements



All applicants should have a higher level academic, craft or equivalent professional qualification. A good level of communication, numerical skills and information technology skills are essential. Applicants to the postgraduate programme must be graduates before they enter the programme. It is also essential for students to be able to acquire 200 hours of teaching practice over the two years. There may be opportunities for students to undertake this placement within Coleg Sir Gâr; however, this will depend on the nature of a student's professional specialism and Coleg Sir Gâr cannot guarantee a placement. The PGCE will not be awarded retrospectively.