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Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - English

Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - English

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools English Language Teaching

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (English) leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and offers 120 credits towards our MA Teaching Studies. Our specialist programme, which offers high quality training and support, will prepare you to teach in the 11-18 age range and is run in close partnership with schools.

On the Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) English programme you will be challenged to develop informed and justified decisions about how you approach your teaching in order to enable you to continue to develop over the course of your career. You may be eligible for bursaries of up to £12,000 (depending on qualifications) in line with the government’s priority to attract more well qualified English teachers.

You will benefit from our unique collaboration with the University of Birmingham School as a wide range of partner schools, including mixed comprehensive, single sex, religious and selective schools and sixth form colleges. These diverse communities we serve will enrich your experience on the PGDipEd English programme. On successful completion of your PGDipEd and your NQT year, you may return to study with us on a part-time basis to complete your Masters in Teaching Studies.

The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering teacher training courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'outstanding' three times by Ofsted inspectors which affirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training. The PGDipEd English programme has an excellent and proven track record. It is rigorous and challenging, forming an excellent preparation for a successful career in teaching English.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

36 weeks

Start date

21-SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd (QTS) English course must hold a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution (or have an equivalent qualification). This will normally be a minimum 2:2 classification and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded. At least half your degree should be in English. Graduates with degrees in Classics are also invited to apply. Normally, a good pass in A Level English Literature will be required for those with an English Language degree. Experience in a maintained school setting is recommended but not always essential. All candidates need to have: GCSE in Maths and English (grade 4 or above) or an equivalent qualification which must be attained before making your application; pass Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy; complete relevant checks to ensure you have the health and physical capacity to teach; complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check; complete relevant checks to ensure you have the health and physical capacity to teach; agree to abide by the University of Birmingham Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more