Full time September PGCE 1 year full-time
Education (11) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Are you passionate about English and interested in shaping the minds of future generations? Look no further than our Secondary Initial Teacher Education English - PGCE programme. This one-year course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to become a secondary school teacher of English. With a focus on practical experience and active learning, you'll develop your subject expertise, explore educational research, and learn how to create an inclusive and exciting classroom environment. Our programme requires an undergraduate degree in a related subject and a minimum GCSE grade C/4 in English Language and Mathematics. Join us today and embark on a rewarding career in teaching.

About the course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary English is a one-year course that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You'll train to become an English teacher for the secondary age range (11-16). You'll gain 60 academic credits at master's level as part of the course. 

Teaching is both a challenging and a rewarding career with a high level of job satisfaction. It is a great privilege, as well as a great responsibility, to play such a key role in young people's lives. We focus on supporting our trainees to thrive, and we do this alongside teachers and mentors in school. We also facilitate you to collaborate with your peers, and to graduate with a ready-made, supportive professional network.  

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Entry Requirements

An undergraduate honours degree, or a recognised equivalent qualification. This is typically 2:2 or higher.

A substantial amount (at least 50%) of your degree should be in a subject related to what you want to teach. If you need to improve your subject knowledge, you may be asked to complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course before starting your PGCE (deadlines apply).

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics, or equivalent.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of the West of England, Bristol


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