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PGCE Secondary History with Qualified Teacher Status

PGCE Secondary History with Qualified Teacher Status

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

History Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Learn history-specific pedagogy and skills through university sessions and practical teaching work.
  • Develop generic teaching skills such as behaviour management, use of data and supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Spend at least 120 days undertaking school-based experience in two different school settings.

Become a qualified teacher for secondary school and post-16 colleges, specialising in history. Benefit from a flexible framework, supporting your academic and professional development through a range of school-based training and university-based sessions in order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You are introduced to history-specific skills through university sessions and school-based work. You are expected to consolidate your development, both in university and in schools, by researching appropriate material and accessing wider resources.

You learn through

  • seminars
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • group work
  • directed tasks
  • school-based experiences
  • independent study
  • discussions
  • group work
  • practical work
  • written assessments

Future careers

Upon graduation most students go directly into employment as qualified teachers. However a number of key transferable skills are developed throughout the course, allowing for alternative progression or career routes, such as

  • research via masters-level study and PhD
  • local authority/voluntary sector work or research
  • non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts
  • enrichment work with young people
  • more general graduate careers including retail management and the civil service.


School Based Training 2 - Core
Developing And Reflecting On Professional Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Developing And Reflecting On Subject Knowledge And Pedagogy In Secondary History (30 Credits) - Core
School Based Training 1 - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

An honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent, which includes substantial elements of history. Normally GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics, or equivalent. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only, we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more