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.
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.
developing and reflecting on professional practice in secondary business education
learning and teaching in context in business education
block placement 1
block placement 2
We support your work in schools with a programme of preparation and support. You experience various school placements, including at least two continuous blocks of time on teaching practice. These are in two different schools and usually require some travelling within the region.
research projects and written assignments
individual and group work
presentations and reports
preparing teaching materials and plans
As a holder of Qualified Teacher Status, you are able to undertake secondary teaching posts throughout the United Kingdom and beyond.
There are very good employment prospects for graduates of this course.