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Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Course Description

The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering teacher training courses. Its teaching has been recently graded as 'outstanding' for the third consecutive time by Ofsted inspectors which reaffirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training. The Ofsted report states that “such is the confidence of schools that trainees from the University of Birmingham are of high quality, employment rates for both primary and secondary phases exceed national averages by some margin. Trainees display excellent professional qualities: they are clear that good teaching leads to pupils who are interested in their work, enjoy learning and behave well.”

The Initial Teacher Education course

This 36-week programme is based in schools and on the University main campus, and includes the following areas of study:

Subject-based teaching methods
School-based work
Whole-school issues

The award of the PGDipEd (QTS) is subject to completion of all areas of study, and to satisfactory assessment of professional studies via six modules, subject-based work and school practice. The course is designated 11–18 so you will work with pupils from Key Stages 3 and 4 of the National Curriculum and with those in the 16-plus age group; from the very able to those with learning difficulties, and in a variety of settings.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A degree or equivalent qualification in the area you wish to teach; plus English Language and Mathematics at GCSE grade C or above, or the equivalent. You must also pass Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy

Course Fees

£9,000 FT only (UK/EU); £14,850 (overseas)

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