Course Comparison

Course PGCE (incorporating the Diploma in Education and Training) CertEd Certificate in Education (incorporating the Diploma in Education and Training)
Award Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE Certificate in Education - CertEd
Duration 2 years 2 years
Course type Part-time Part-time
Placement - -
Location Bridgwater and Taunton College Bridgwater and Taunton College
Provider Plymouth Institute of Education Plymouth Institute of Education
Entry requirements


A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

English language requirements 

If English is not your first language then we’ll need evidence of your proficiency in English as follows: 

IELTS 7.0 overall with 7.0 in all four elements, or accepted equivalent English qualification as listed on our English language requirements.


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