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 School Direct

Qualified to teach Key Stage 3 and 4 (11-16 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 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

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (10 months)

Tuition fees
Information not available

Please check with institution

Start date

25 August 2022


Jubilee Campus

Wollaton Road,


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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