Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Our PGCE course provides teachers, trainers and tutors with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and professional values necessary for a teaching career within the Further Education (post-16) and Skills sector, including further education colleges, adult and community education, work-based training providers, offender learning and public sector organisations.
Full-time and part-time courses, validated by Plymouth University, offer a combination of taught hours, independent and supported study, including one-to-one supervised tutorials and teaching observations where appropriate, as well as selected group activities, ensuring that there is personal support for students at every step.
Students studying the full-time route will be provided with placements at Truro and Penwith College. Part-time students will be responsible for sourcing their own placements.
This course can be studied at Truro College (part-time or full-time) or Penwith College (part-time only).
Certificate in Education (CertEd)
The Certificate in Education programme of study in partnership with Plymouth University provides an opportunity to learn skills, knowledge and professional values necessary for a teaching career within the Further Education (post 16) and Skills Sector.
This area of teacher training covers the teaching of academic and vocational subjects. The Further Education (post 16) and Skills Sector includes Further Education colleges, adult and community education, work-based training providers, offender learning and public sector organisations.
The course can be studied full or part time.
My decision to study Higher Education at Truro and Penwith College opened so many doors for me, whilst allowing me to stay close to home with my family. It truly offers the best of both worlds.
Cornwall School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is a partnership of 16 local secondary schools, one special school and Truro and Penwith College, offering Postgraduate teacher training at secondary school level. Further Education enhancements are available.
The professional studies course is validated by the University of Cumbria and delivered at Truro College, while training takes place across the secondary school partnership.
Upon successful completion of this full-time, one-year course, you will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with a further option for 60 credits at Masters level and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Visit Cornwall SCITT for more information.