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Secondary Education (Dance) PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Dance Teaching / Training Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

The Dance route is designed to build on prior experience to equip all students with the specific subject knowledge and skills that will enable them to become effective teachers of Dance across Key Stage 3 and 4 and Post 16. 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. Successful candidates are those who are able to demonstrate a genuine interest in Dance through personal performance and dance experience and through working with young people in a creative setting. This new PGCE Secondary programme in Dance will also allow students to be able to access the performance programme in the Showroom and join the large and established community of dance students who are studying for their BA, MA and PhD’s in Dance. The course is assessed through observation during teaching placements and written assignments. 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.

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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

Please contact university and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will have an honours degree in Dance with a classification of 2.1 or above; students 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; some experience of observation or participation in school and the ability to reflect on this are highly desirable; students 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

University of Chichester is located just a five-minute walk from the centre of Chichester, and has an additional site in Bognor Regis, close to the sea. The university is constantly recognised for its teaching and facilities, and was ranked 5th for academic experience in the UK by the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. The university offers both taught and research degrees at postgraduate level, with many of the courses...more