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PGCE Non-Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

PGCE Non-Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Education Studies Teaching / Training (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course provides a straightforward route to a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) award for students who have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only, or are on a course leading to QTS only. The PGCE is an academic qualification focusing on developing teaching skills. You don’t need a PGCE to teach in England, although you may find it useful as it will give you more options as your career progresses - enhancing your promotion prospects or enabling you to teach abroad.

The course is worth 60 Masters-level credits. You can use these towards a full Masters’ qualification, which you could complete at UEL. This course will help you build a range of strategies for taking control of your own professional development, and improve your day-to-day practice in the classroom. The course will involve attending seminars at UEL’s Stratford campus, and completing two Level Seven (Masters’ Level) assignments - each worth 30 academic credits. Throughout the course, we’ll support your academic writing through face-to-face seminar discussions and online forums. The course runs during UEL’s autumn and spring terms. You will need to be recommended for QTS before you can receive the PGCE award.

If you are a qualified teacher who already has Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), but not the PGCE academic qualification QTS sometimes comes with, you will find this course useful in progressing your career. Unqualified teachers currently enrolled on a programme leading to QTS - for example under the School Direct salaried programme - can also benefit. Having gained the PGCE (non-QTS) qualification, you might, for example, want to change jobs, or teach in another part of the UK, or even in another country. You may even decide to go on and do a Masters’ degree.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Technology-Enhanced Learning
Critical incidents in Teaching

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in an art design or media subject area. Applicants may be invited for interview, or may be interviewed electronically. Although we prefer to conduct interviews in person, candidates or applicants unable to attend are offered the option of Skype or telephone interviews.

University information

The University of East London has 140 practical, career-focused postgraduate programmes in the areas of: Arts Creative and tech industries Architecture Engineering and construction Cultural studies Social sciences Law Business Education Psychology Health Bioscience Sports Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. The uni is based across two campuses in East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park...more