The PGCE (PCET) is a professional teacher education programme that will qualify you to teach in the post-compulsory education and training sector.
This programme is designed for graduates with degrees from a wide range of subjects, including those not widely taught in secondary schools (such as Sport Science, Health and Social Care and Dance). If you would like to pursue a career in teaching, but are unable to attend university on a full-time basis because of other obligations, for example, work and family commitments, then this part-time programme could be for you. It will equip you with the necessary tools to teach adults and young people and give you the opportunity to share your knowledge in a way that helps others to fulfil their potential. The programme benefits from its direct link to the University of Sunderland’s Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT), one of only 10 Centres for Excellence in this Sector. The programme is directly informed by both the national and international educational research and development work of the team.
There is also a certificate route available for entry onto this course.
This pre-service course is for people who have not necessarily had any previous experience as a teacher, but who want to make a positive difference in the Further, Adult and Vocational Education sector. If you are already employed in the PCET sector, we also offer an In-Service Part-Time PGCE (PCET).