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Secondary Computing and Business Education PGCE

Secondary Computing and Business Education PGCE

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Full time | University of Sussex | 10 months | AUG-23

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Full time


10 months

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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Business Studies Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course prepares you to start your career as a new teacher and be successful. You’ll 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'll be supported by University tutors throughout the year.

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


On graduation, you’ll 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.
Business Studies - Applying Professional Knowledge (30 Credits) - Core

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Entry 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 both Computing and Business, and a sound awareness of how these subjects are currently taught within Secondary state schools; an undergraduate degree in Business, or a related subject, and significant business industry experience. You will also need interest, experience and skills in Computing and may also hold a qualification in this subject which could be developed further on our Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course. Other related degrees and professional experience may be considered if a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course is undertaken before starting the teacher training course; please see further details below. 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.