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PGCE Secondary Business Education

Course Description

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of 14-19 business education with experience teaching Key Stages 4 and 5. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) with a subject specialism in secondary14-19 business education, qualifying you to teach in secondary schools and post-16 colleges.
On the course you:
-Enhance your subject knowledge, understanding and skills.
-Learn how to teach business education.
-Learn about the wider role of teachers in school.
-Gain knowledge about schools and the education system.
-Apply your skills and knowledge on school placements.

We help you develop the skills you need to be a successful teacher of pupils of all abilities. By studying with us you build your enthusiasm, confidence, knowledge and ability to teach business education. You also gain self-evaluation skills by completing a career preparation profile. This provides evidence that you meet the QTS standards for self-evaluation and personal development.
School placements are central to the course. You complete two teaching placements in 11–18 schools or in a post-16 college. This allows you to experience the progression from Key Stage 4 to 5.

A University-trained mentor supports you when on placement. Your course tutor also visits you to discuss your progress. We have strong partnerships with secondary schools and colleges in the area and many of our students are offered teaching jobs in their placement schools. Your placements are complemented by University and Academy based study that includes teaching sessions, seminars, group study, tutorials and assessment.

During the course you have the opportunity to complete either the PGCE award or the Professional Graduate Certificate award (ProfGCE). Both qualifications achieve QTS but the PGCE also gives you 60 masters level credits, which you can use towards a masters degree.

See website for further details: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/pgce-secondary-business-education

School Direct

Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation. During School Direct, the school or partnership of schools that you've applied to will be much more involved in your selection, recruitment and professional development as there is the expectation that you will be employed by them once qualified.

For more information visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/schooldirect

Other admission requirements

You are encouraged to gain substantial experience of school/s through voluntary teaching/supporting teaching and/or direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in business education related activities.

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.

You must demonstrate commitment to working in education and teaching young people, have good subject knowledge in business education, be familiar with the structure of the UK education system and have the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

We welcome applications from people seeking a career change and we actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education, in order to ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of contemporary UK society.

If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page.
*GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are:
-12 level 2 credits from an Access course.
-Equivalency test from http://www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

Visit the PGCE Secondary Business Education page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

All applicants need GCSE in mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equivalent*. We consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs. You must also: hold an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent, which includes substantial elements of business education study, complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms, and successfully complete QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. See course description for further admission requirements.

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