Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE

  1. Every candidate for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education shall either have qualified for a degree of Aberystwyth University or of another University approved for the purpose of these Regulations, or shall hold a qualification approved by the University as being of a standard equivalent to a degree, and shall thereafter pursue a scheme of study in the principles of education and of practical teaching during a period of not less than one academic year.
  2. Every candidate shall be required to matriculate with the University. Application for matriculation must be made not later than 15 November in the year of entry upon the course of study for the Certificate.
  3. A candidate must satisfy the examiners that he/she has developed the competencies expected of newly qualified teachers as specified by the National Assembly for Wales. This will depend upon candidates satisfying the examiners in both Practical Teaching and in written work specified for the scheme of study.
  4. A candidate who fails may, on the recommendation of the Examining Board, be re-presented for examination on not more than two further occasions. Re-examination shall take place within a period of two years from the date of the original examination.

    At the discretion of the Examining Board such a candidate may:

    (a) be required to repeat either the whole or part of the scheme of study and be re-examined in the examination as a whole or in those parts of the examination which he/she has failed;
     or

    (b) be required to be re-examined in the examination as a whole or in those parts of the examination which he/she has failed.

    The re-examination of Practical Teaching will be conditional upon the availability of a suitable school approved by the Examining Board.

 

March 2011