What will I learn?

Course overview

We believe that every child deserves to have an education that enables them to reach their full potential. By becoming a teacher, you can nurture and inspire children to acquire knowledge and develop essential skills that form the blueprint for the rest of their lives. A career in teaching gives you the opportunity to play a pivotal role to help break cycles of poverty and low academic achievement.

It’s no secret that teaching will be challenging at times, but any career can be. With teaching, the difficult times are far outweighed by the rewards of influencing and shaping the lives of young people, instilling self-worth, bringing them out of their shell and helping them to develop lifelong values. The work is full of life, vibrancy and colour and no two days will be the same.

Key features of the Secondary PGCE

  • Qualified to teach Key Stage 3 to 5 (11-18 years)
  • PGCE qualification with Qualified Teacher Status
  • Time spent in first placement school from week one of the course
  • Second school placement starts in January
  • University-based 'theory' days spread across the year
  • Subjects offered: English, geography, history, maths, modern languages, science
  • Support of academic tutors and school-based mentors
  • Opportunities for enrichment activities
  • 60 masters-level credits which you can use towards a masters qualification

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

Over 95% of our graduates secure employment as teachers, a lot with local partnership schools where they have been placed during their training. Some graduates go overseas to work as a teacher.

Other graduates have gone on to work as counsellors, education advisers and vocational/industrial trainers and instructors.

Your 60 masters-level credits may be used towards an MA Education or MA Education (Flexible) if you wish to continue studying at postgraduate level.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (10 months)

Tuition fees
£20,000.00 (US$ 27,349) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

1 September 2022

Venue

Jubilee Campus

Wollaton Road,

NOTTINGHAM,

NG8 1BB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold a master's degree. Previous exposure to research or thesis writing is highly desirable. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

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

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