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Secondary Business Studies PGCE

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Full time | University of Sussex | 10 months | SEP

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Full time


10 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Business Studies Teaching / Training Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

This course prepares you to start your career as a new teacher and be successful. You will learn to teach in schools in East or West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Surrey, Hampshire, or Kent.

We will develop your skills as a reflective practitioner. We use an innovative range of assessment modes that enable you to succeed. School-led teacher education is run by experienced mentors and professional tutors. You will be supported by university tutors throughout the year.

We have an excellent record of graduate employment. Our employability records surpass national benchmarks.

We will make all reasonable efforts to provide the course as set out here. For the school-experience component of the PGCE, we will aim to find you a placement within 50 miles of the University or your home. If we can’t secure enough placements, we may have to withdraw an offer of a place on the course.


On graduation, you will have the skills and expertise to successfully start as a new teacher. We offer a support package to newly qualified teachers during their first year of teaching.

In addition, successful candidates can transfer up to 90 Masters-level credits on to the MA in Education.


In this year long module you will focus on developing and auditing your professional knowledge and reflecting critically upon how this has emerged from academic study, your own classroom experiences and investigations, and your work with other professional practitioners. Central to this process will be your ability to organise and verbally articulate the evidence you need to demonstrate QTS, understand how scholarship and research has informed your development and identify ongoing targets for professional development. A key target of yours will be reflection upon your own understanding in your curriculum area.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: You will need: a strong knowledge and understanding of the study of Business, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within state secondary schools; an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject. In certain circumstances, business industry experience together with a degree may suffice. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body; GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.