What will I learn?

This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 11–16 age range which enables you to be employed as a qualified teacher in secondary schools in England and Wales. The course also offers enrichment opportunities to teach the 16–18 age phase. We were rated Outstanding by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection.

Studying with us, you will have access to excellent resources and gain practical experience in two contrasting schools. We have partnerships with over 600 schools and colleges in the south east offering opportunities in large, small, urban and rural settings.

You will be mentored by a successful teaching team with an outstanding national reputation and comprehensive research profile that informs course content.

If your degree isn’t in the subject area you wish to teach or you have relevant professional experience but need to learn how to apply that to teaching we offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses.

Course structure

Two-thirds of your year will be spent teaching, under supervision, in schools. Our tutors and mentors will advise and support you throughout each placement. You will receive comprehensive feedback during this time, enabling you to see what you are doing well and where you might need to improve.

The university works in partnership with schools and colleges to provide a high quality programme of support, ensuring a sound relationship between theory and practice. You will benefit from undertaking two placements in two schools or colleges, with the opportunity to visit additional schools or colleges as part of the 'Peer Observation' programme.

The School of Education is excellently equipped with multimedia training materials, giving you the opportunity to develop your confidence and competence in the use of ICT. Our multimedia suites are regularly updated to keep up with technological advancements in classroom teaching provision.

Careers

Graduates of the course are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become confident and competent secondary-school teachers.

As well as gaining a PGCE, you will be assessed against the national Teachers’ Standards in order to be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status.

There is a national shortage of chemistry teachers, with the subject being nationally recognised as a secondary shortage subject. This means that teachers qualifying in chemistry are particularly employable.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,748.00 (US$ 19,824) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Falmer Campus

Village Way,

Falmer,

Brighton,

Brighton and Hove,

BN1 9PH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need a four year bachelor degree. Minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in all components).

For international students

Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant; GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4); at least English language and maths. In-house equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates. IELTS 7.0 in all elements.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Brighton

With an outstanding curriculum and Careers and Employability team, 91.6 per cent of students are employed within 6 months of completing their course.

  • Welcomes 3,000 international students every year
  • 91.6 per cent graduate employability rate
  • Top 50 UK university for graduate outcomes (CUG, 2022)
  • #1 Young UK University World Rankings (THE)

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