The PGCE programme is taught in partnership with secondary schools/colleges. It will prepare you for entry to the teaching profession through developing your expertise in teaching pupils aged eleven to sixteen with post-sixteen enhancement.
You will work alongside experienced teachers, developing class management skills, observing pupils’ development, becoming familiar with the school’s assessment of the curriculum and acquiring practical experience within the pupils’ learning environment.
Through lectures, seminars, practical workshops and directed study, you will develop the understanding and skills needed to plan, teach and assess.
The course gives high priority to developing your abilities of analysis, evaluation and autonomous learning and a placement in a contrasting school provides further opportunities to develop your understanding of the teacher’s wider role.
The PGCE is awarded following satisfactory performance in relation to all the standards for Qualified Teacher Status. Evidence of success will be drawn from coursework, study tasks and teaching competence which is demonstrated on school experience.
In addition, our PGCE offers students the opportunity to gain up to 60 Master’s level credits, with potential progression to a Master’s level degree programme.
During your time with us, you can expect to develop expert knowledge and skills enabling you to thrive in the teaching profession. Outcomes for students are outstanding and will enable you to make a positive difference to the lives of children and their families.