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Secondary Education (QTS) - PGDip


University of Birmingham School of Education

Full time September PgDip 36 weeks full time

About the course

The one year Postgraduate Diploma in Education leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well offering 120 credits towards our MA Teaching Studies. Our specialist programmes offer high quality training and support, which will prepare you to teach in the 11-18 age range and are run in close partnership with schools.

The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering teacher training courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'outstanding' three times by Ofsted inspectors which affirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training. 

The School of Education benefits from our unique collaboration with University of Birmingham School as well as a wide range of partners, including mixed

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Entry Requirements

All applicants to Secondary PGDipEd (QTS) programmes must hold a degree from a UK HEI (or an equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject, as well as GCSE grade 4* or above (or equivalent) in mathematics and English.


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Student Profile(s)

Alice Ingle

Alice is a very committed individual who believes in doing what you love no matter what other people think. She loves being in a position to inspire children and develop them into young adults. It is important to her to nurture curiosity in what you enjoy.

Alice is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/alice-ingle/


Belen Munoz Garcia

Belen always wanted to be a teacher and since early age she worked with young children as a private tutor. Her passion for mathematics made her study a degree in Mathematics at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain). After that, looking for a new challenge, she decided to move to England, to accomplish her dream of being a teacher studying at the University of Birmingham.

Belen is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/belen-munoz-garcia/


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