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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Dance Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The course includes Subject Study, Professional Studies and School Placements. The Subject Study is delivered at the Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester, while the Professional Studies programme which takes place at the Bognor Regis Campus.

The programme is full time over 38 weeks. 70% of the course is school experience, during which you will be required to teach a proportion of a full-time teacher's timetable and attend meetings (including parents' evenings) in the same way as a practising teacher.

Teaching and Assessment

The course is assessed through observation during teaching placements and written assignments.

Where this can take you

This programme prepares you for a career as a secondary school teacher. At the end of the year you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status and will be ready for the next stage of your development as a Newly Qualified Teacher in school. Our students are highly successful in gaining teaching posts, many in our partner schools.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


38 weeks

Start date



Professionalism in Education
Identity, Equality and Inclusion
Closing the gap in access and achievement
Reflective practice
Positive behaviour management
Working with learning support assistants
English as an additional language
Child protection and Prevent
Pastoral care in schools
Literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
Research skills
The relationship between theory and practice
Special Educational Needs
Vocal skills
Applying for teaching posts
Personal, Social and Health Education
Building rapport and resilience

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need an honours degree in Dance with a classification of 2.1 or above. All candidates must have achieved at least a ‘C’ / 4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics and having an A level or equivalent qualification in Dance is an advantage. All successful applicants will have to obtain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and complete a satisfactory Medical Declaration before commencement of the 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. This year the University celebrates its 180th year of teaching and research excellence. As a silver-rated institution by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the University is recognized as delivering high quality teaching and learning for students. They actively embrace the unique...more

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