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Level 5 Professional Certificate in Education (profCE)

This course is designed to provide a coherent programme of professional training for those working in / wishing to work in post-compulsory education and training, including untrained part-time FE / HE tutors, adult and community tutors, youth work tutors, fire and police officers, health professionals, industrial / commercial trainers, private trainers, armed forces personnel and educational support workers operating in any industrial capacity for a considerable part of their working day.

Graduates will be enrolled onto Professional graduate Certificate in education and non graduates onto the Professional Certificate in education (pcet)

What Will I Learn?

The emphasis on the course is 'learning by doing' and you will be given ample opportunity to develop the skills and techniques of a good teacher. The academic components of the course are modular based and include elements such as curriculum teaching and learning methods, planning and assessing learning plus option modules.

Learners are expected to make their own arrangements in order to obtain 100 hours supervised practical experience (teaching practice). This will be performed during the course of the two years.

Entry Requirements

You will be required to hold a recognised qualification in your chosen subject and be able to demonstrate relevant industrial, professional or commercial experience where appropriate.

The minimum qualification, unless your job role already requires you to teach, is NVQ level 3 or equivalent, depending on subject area and experience for professional certificate in education, a degree is required for professional graduate certificate in education.


You will be continuously assessed and you will be required to produce a variety of assignments. Your teaching ability will also be assessed throughout the course. There are no final examinations.

Career Progression

Successful completion of this course will enhance your career prospects in the field of post-compulsory education and training. The course may also encourage you to undertake further educational studies in your specific professional area.

Further Notes

For Nantgarw and Aberdare courses that run 3pm-9pm (3pm-4pm is a tutorial/ support session and learners would have the option to attend for support if required). No applications from overseas non-EU students

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Course Details
Level:Level 5
Mode:Part Time Day
Start Date:04/09/2023
Time:10:00 - 16:00
Location:Ystrad Mynach
Course Code:13P501YA
HE Tuition Fee Year 1: £2700

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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