The PGCE Secondary programme provides a professional training for graduates who wish to teach the subject areas listed within 'Course Content' in schools.
Financial incentives and training grants are currently available for certain pathways depending on your undergraduate degree classification.
The programme is mainly school based in line with government requirements with 24 out of 36 weeks spent in partnership schools, where student teachers work with a subject specialist (the subject mentor) and a senior member of the school staff (the senior mentor). The university based modules comprise of initial professional development and curriculum studies in the subject in which the student teacher is specialising.
- Art and Design
- Biology with Science
- Chemistry with Science
- Design & Technology (specialising in Resistant Materials & Systems or Food & Textiles)
- ICT and Computing
- Modern Foreign Languages (specialising in either French, French and Spanish, or French and German)
- Physical Education
- Physics with Science
Employability and Careers
The PGCE Secondary programme provides student teachers with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), 60 credits at Masters level and recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It provides opportunities for employment at the secondary level.