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Full time See Course PGCE 1 year full-time

About the course

The PGCE in English is broadly aligned with the Northern Ireland Curriculum, training graduates to teach English across the 11-18+ year age range. The programme aims to develop your competence and confidence in the teaching of English and in the general professional role of the teacher. 

Our PGCE will appeal to you if you wish to move into teaching and if you are a graduate in English or about to graduate in English.

Extra places are reserved to prepare those who are interested in teaching their subject through the medium of Irish in Irish-medium schools. An additional certificate in Irish Medium Education (IME) is awarded in conjunction with St Mary's University College.

Course Structure

The programme combines university-based tuition, consisting of taught sessions and directed

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Entry Requirements

At least a 2:2 Honours degree (and/or higher degree) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University where at least half of the content must be in English or English Literature.

At the time of application, GCSE Mathematics grade C, and GCSE English Language grade C or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed.

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