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PGCE Secondary Business Studies with QTS

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JUN

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Business / Industry / Engineering Teaching / Training Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The education and training of Business Studies teachers is a long-established feature of UWTSD and the university is the main provider of Business Studies teachers in Wales. As such, we are privileged to enjoy an enviable reputation in the sector.

The course incorporates the most recent innovations and thinking in Business Studies teaching.

The Business Studies Pathway provides an engaging and relevant professional training that enables you to:

  • transform your Business Studies expertise into competent and effective classroom teaching;
  • develop an understanding of how pupils learn Business subjects;
  • critically evaluate and enhance your teaching to improve quality and effectiveness in the classroom.

The new curriculum suggests that a key purpose of the curriculum is for learners to be 'enterprising and creative contributors'. Our PGCE recognises that Business teachers have a part to play in developing learners who can take calculated risks, think creatively, and identify and grasp opportunities through inspirational teaching and making connections between the business world and education.

The Business Studies course has strong links with the professional Business Studies teaching networks and guest speakers include subject officers from the WJEC as well as key representatives from Welsh Government initiatives.

We are pleased to have strong links with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David's Swansea Business School where the 'Big Business Bonanza' provides PGCE Business students with an annual opportunity to deliver innovative and exciting workshops to Year 10 pupils who have opted to do Business.

Course Overview

The PGCE is a full-time academic and professional programme, broadly comprising university-based provision of approximately 12 weeks, and at least 24 weeks based in school.

Across our suite of ITE programmes, we have a newly accredited and innovative core curriculum which includes:

  • Compulsory modules
  • Research skill development
  • Professional pathway for Qualified Teacher Status
  • Welsh Language Development Pathway
  • Bridging – activities which bring together theory and practice
  • Electives – a school-based experience following a chosen area of interest
  • Alternative setting – an opportunity to experience non-school education settings

As we work in a collaborative partnership, we offer you a wide range of opportunities from a variety of schools, including primary and special schools.

Career Opportunities

Yr Athrofa has excellent graduate employment rates with 99% of graduates going into employment or further study.

Many schools and college departments, both locally and nationally, are staffed with several of our teachers and many have gone on to forge successful teaching careers at strategic, professional and management levels at home and abroad.

Our PGCE graduates usually remain in close touch with Yr Athrofa as they make their careers in the teaching profession and they often become subject mentors on the programme. This creates a very strong, sustainable professional network of teachers, which is a rich source of continuing professional development.

Modules

Leading the Learning - what, why and how am I teaching?
Researching the learning - what, why and how am I teaching?
The Learner - who am I teaching?
Learners, schools and communities - where am I teaching?

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold a good honours degree (2:2 minimum) in an area related to chosen secondary subject. GCSE qualifications. Grade B or above in GCSE English Language OR English Literature and GCSE Mathematics. Student teachers studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade B or above in Welsh Language OR Welsh Literature (first language). Equivalence workshops and tests are available for those with Grade C GSCE in English Language, Mathematics and Welsh. A-Levels/Level 3 Vocational Qualifications. If applicants do not hold an undergraduate degree in a curriculum subject, successful study at appropriate higher levels must be evidenced. You should be aware of the realities of being a teacher and life in a classroom and so we ask for recent and relevant experience in a secondary educational setting. This may be through employment or volunteering in a school and should be for a minimum period of two weeks.

University information

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining...more

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