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Secondary Initial Teacher Education History - PGCE

University of the West of England, Bristol    Department of Education and Childhood

Full time September PGCE 1 year full-time

About the course

The Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a one academic year (36 week) course that trains graduates to be secondary school teachers of History.

The PGCE programme has been designed to train teachers to practise as a subject specialist teacher for the secondary age range (11-16). Trainees are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) across the age range. Trainees will also often gain experience of the 16-18 age range, although they will not be formally assessed in this phase.

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Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree, or a recognised equivalent qualification, with at least 50% in a subject related to what you want to teach. This is typically 2:2 or higher but we will look at all applications against the demands of the course.
GCSE grade C/4 in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.


Home Annual (Per Year) Fee £9250
Home Module Fee (15 Credit) £1156

 Course Content

Where is University of the West of England, Bristol


Student Profile(s)


I played the role of a stone mason at the Medieval Fair at Chepstow Castle. I had to explain my job and role in the building of Chepstow Castle in the Middle Ages to visiting pupils. It was great to see young people outside of the classroom and help them learn in a different way. It was also a lot of fun playing the role of a historical character and trying to encourage pupils to picture Chepstow Castle as it was when in use. Working with other subject groups was worthwhile as it broadened my own understanding of education