PGCE Secondary School Direct Business (11-16 or 11-18) provides you with the practical training and theoretical knowledge required to become an outstanding Business Studies teacher.
It will prepare you to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies at GCSE and A level. Completion of this ten-month course leads to both a postgraduate qualification and qualified teacher status (QTS), as well as up to 60 master’s-level credits towards further study.
You will observe and teach classes under the guidance of an experienced business education teacher mentor, improving your skills in planning, teaching and assessment.
Collaborative learning and formative teaching will allow you to develop the knowledge and capabilities of students in your own classrooms in all aspects of business education, including business studies, economics, and accounting and key vocational business qualifications.
You will be taught by a teaching team with a nationally recognised reputation for research, teaching and publications in business education.
The majority of the course focuses upon practical training in teaching and learning-related skills. You will enjoy extended periods of school experience, which will provide opportunities to work in a Primary setting and to teach in at least two different Secondary schools. In total, 25 weeks of your PGCE will be spent experiencing and working in different types of school.
This practical training is underpinned by the development of your knowledge and understanding of educational theories, ideas and concepts, including current issues and developments.
At the end of the course, your lead school may offer you a permanent role.