Taught course

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary) (Teacher Training)

Aberystwyth University · School of Education

Entry requirements

Relevant degree plus GCSE English and Mathematics.

Months of entry


Course content

Professional course of training for teaching in primary and secondary schools. N.B. To gain a certificate a candidate must be successful in all elements of the assessment.

Subjects at Aberystwyth:

  • English
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Communication Technology and Computer Science
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Welsh

See our website to find more information.

Information for international students

Please note that the Qualifying Teaching Status (QTS) permits you to teach in the UK and some other countries. You may have to undertake additional examinations that permit you to teach in your home country.

Fees and funding

There are a variety of sources of funding and support available to you as a trainee teacher while you complete your course. This will depend on a number of factors.

Visit our website for further details on financial support.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Available in various subjects: Primary (upper and lower); Secondary: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, ICT, Welsh, English, Modern Languages, Drama, History, delivered through English or Welsh. Modern Language course also available by DL.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice50

Course contact details

Garoline Gittins
01970 622104