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Secondary PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status

University of Buckingham School of Education

Full time September, January PGCE 1 year

About the course

The Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education with QTS is the accreditation that enables teachers to teach in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales.

This course is available to teachers who are currently employed in maintained or independent schools in England, or those who have a training placement under the School Direct Scheme, but do not yet hold a teaching qualification. You will be expected to undertake a teaching placement in a second school which must be a non-selective state-maintained school. The duration of this teaching placement is determined upon interview and is usually for three weeks.

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The PGCE is a 37-week school-based course during which time you will work under the guidance of a mentor and receive weekly tutorials to review your

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Entry Requirements

You must be employed as a teacher in a secondary independent or state-maintained school and be teaching your subject for a minimum of 50% of a full timetable across two consecutive key stages. You will be expected to have a degree from a UK University (or equivalent) plus GCSE in English Language, Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent).


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