Taught course

Post-Compulsory Education and Training - PGCE

Institution
Birmingham City University · School of Education and Social Work
Qualifications
PGCE

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have (or expect to achieve before enrolment) a Bachelor's Honours degree, at lower Second Class level or above from a UK higher education institution or a recognised equivalent.

The content of your previous experience and education should provide the necessary foundation for work as a teacher.

At the point of enrolment to the course, it is also necessary to have a GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above (or its equivalent) in English language and mathematics. Please note we do not accept Level 2 in numeracy or literacy as an equivalent.

If you do not already have GCSEs in English language and mathematics, or their equivalent, and are not registered to take them, you should visit Equivalency Testing. We also offer our own in-house equivalency tests. If you are successful at interview and need to pass an equivalency test to meet the entry requirements, our Admissions team will refer you to the details of our test.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you looking to gain a nationally-recognised teaching qualification in post-compulsory education and training (PCET)? If so, our PGCE PCET is for you. You'll benefit from our strong partnerships with organisations and colleges outside of the University as well as workshops and the superb support offered by tutors and mentors.

We match your degree subject (in any subject area) to one of the PCET specialisms that we offer:

  • Arts, Media and Performance
  • English, Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics and Numeracy
  • Science and Technology

This means you could have a degree in subject to apply for this course and we will place you in one of the umbrella categories above. For example, if you have a degree in Health and Social Care you'll fit into Science and Technology, or with a degree in Construction you might fit into Science or Mathematics. If you're unsure how your degree fits into one of the categories, please contact the course director, Stuart Mitchell (stuart.mitchell@bcu.ac.uk), who will be able to help guide you.

You’ll study a wide range of modules alongside completing at least 150 hours of teaching in your main subject area. Your coursework, assignments and teaching practice will continually be assessed as you progress through the programme.

Information for international students

A minimum IELTS score of 7.0 is required with no individual component less than 6.5. Candidates who have undertaken IELTS will also need to successfully pass our GCSE English equivalency test.

Fees and funding

UK students
TBC
International students
TBC

Although this is a postgraduate course, current PGCE students are eligible for the finance support package available to full-time undergraduates.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

This course is a nationally-recognised qualification and a government requirement for graduates teaching in further education. It is endorsed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) until 2013 and incorporates PTTLLS, CTTLLS and DTTLLS.

Course contact details

Name
Pre-entry Enquiries Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595