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1 year

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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) History

Course type


Course Summary


Qualify as a teacher with a specialism in History in just one year

Learn the art of teaching History

If you have a passion for History and wish to teach at secondary school or college level, then this route is an ideal option for you.

This full-time, one-year course is designed to train you as a confident and inspiring secondary teacher.

At the end of this one-year degree, you’ll be ready to confidently begin teaching History in a secondary school.

Our PGCE Secondary History course offers you the chance to build knowledge of your chosen subject area and wider professional teaching skills such as lesson planning, learning strategies, behaviour management and more.

This is achieved through a balance of study of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by the teaching profession, the fundamentals of the national curriculum, and a dedicated focus on the development of your understanding of the role of a secondary school teacher.

In addition, you will gain vital hands-on experience of working within the classroom through our 24-week placement programme, which will develop your confidence and competence to teach effectively.

After successful completion, you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so that you can begin working as a teacher in a secondary school.

On this course you will:

  • Specialise in teaching History.
  • Gain Qualified Teacher Status upon completion of the course that will allow you to teach History in secondary schools in England and Wales.
  • Develop your competence and confidence working within the classroom environment.
  • Gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required by the teaching profession.


Take the first steps towards your career with secondary education

This programme will enable you to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and work as a secondary History teacher.

Many of our previous students have progressed in their careers and now hold senior posts in their schools.


The module aims to enable you to develop reflective professional practice, which will enable them to identify and pursue appropriate professional learning goals throughout your teaching career. the structure of the module is based on the understanding that theory informs practice and practice informs theory. In practical terms, this module aims to enable student teachers to demonstrate that they have met the teachers’ Standards, which allows them to be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a honours degree 2:1 or above where at least 50% of the degree content is History. GCSE C/4 in both English and Maths. All applicants will be required to demonstrate awareness of professional requirements within schools and an awareness of the education sector. If you meet the entry requirements, you will be invited for an interview and demonstrate a good understanding of the profession. GCSE Equivalency: We would normally expect applicants to have taken and passed the full GCSE course however in some circumstances we do accept equivalent qualifications or equivalency tests. If you are unable to enrol for the full GCSE course.

University information

The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis. The university offers both taught and research degrees at postgraduate level, with many of the courses offering work placements during the year. There is a vast range of academic departments to choose from, including business, dance, humanities, music, sport and theatre. Both sites...more

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