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English (Secondary) PGCE

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

English Language Mathematics Teaching Teaching (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Intro

This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 11–16 age range which enables you to be employed as a qualified teacher in secondary schools in England and Wales. The course also offers enrichment opportunities to teach the 16–18 age phase. We were rated Outstanding by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection.

Studying with us, you will have access to excellent resources and gain practical experience in two contrasting schools. We have partnerships with over 600 schools and colleges in the south east offering opportunities in large, small, urban and rural settings.

You will be mentored by a successful teaching team with an outstanding national reputation and comprehensive research profile that informs course content.

Course structure

Two-thirds of your year will be spent teaching, under supervision, in schools. Our tutors and mentors will advise and support you throughout each placement. You will receive comprehensive feedback during this time, enabling you to see what you are doing well and where you might need to improve.

The university works in partnership with schools and colleges to provide a high quality programme of support, ensuring a sound relationship between theory and practice. You will benefit from undertaking two placements in two schools or colleges, with the opportunity to visit additional schools or colleges as part of the 'Peer Observation' programme.

The School of Education is excellently equipped with multimedia training materials, giving you the opportunity to develop your confidence and competence in the use of ICT. Our multimedia suites are regularly updated to keep up with technological advancements in classroom teaching provision.

Careers

Graduates of the course are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become confident and competent secondary-school teachers.

As well as gaining a PGCE, you will be assessed against the national Teachers’ Standards in order to be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status.

There is a national shortage of English teachers, with the subject being nationally recognised as a secondary priority subject. This means that teachers qualifying in English are particularly employable.

If you demonstrate a high level of understanding you may be eligible for masters-level credits.

If you are interested in teaching but may need to develop your subject knowledge before beginning your initial teacher training, the university offers nine-month subject knowledge enhancement courses. The course is free and you will receive a bursary while you study. To find out more, see the Visits and Contacts section below to contact the school.

If you are considering whether a career in teaching is for you, and you are a UK resident, the Department for Education’s School Experience Programme (SEP) offers 1 to 10 days’ classroom experience in a secondary school.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module is intrinsically linked to all key strands of the programme and is designed to enable you to evaluate critically and reflect upon your learning in order to make improvements. You will be expected to gather and justify evidence of your achievements on a regular basis and develop and implement improvement plans.

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)

£14,604

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2020. Degree and experience Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant. GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) At least English language and mathematics. In-house equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offer over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. The University was awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. The...more

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