Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Learn the skills, knowledge and professional values necessary for a teaching career within the further education and skills sector, including further education colleges, adult and community education, work-based training providers, offender learning and public sector organisations, covering the teaching of both academic and vocational subjects.

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(This video contains information for both Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Certificate in Education)

When taking the full-time route, you will study a Monday to Friday week, allowing two days at Truro and Penwith College for academic study and up to three days in a professional practice placement arranged by the college, in addition to the equivalent of half day's independent study per week. A complex and dynamic tertiary college environment, you will be supported in your placement at either Truro College, Penwith College or Callywith College. If taking the part-time route, you will attend classes four hours each week during the evening at either Truro College or Penwith College. Part-time students are expected to find their own mentor and practice hours at any institution or company that provides education to students aged 14 and above. 

Where will this course take me?

This qualification can take you into roles such as:

  • Further Education Teacher
  • Skills Sector Teacher

How to Apply

Applications for September 2021 are now open. 

Please apply to this course by completing an application form and return it via email to: heeducation@truro-penwith.ac.uk.

Download the application form by clicking the links below:

Full-time Application Form

Part-time Application Form

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Full-time)
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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Part-time)
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