Taught course

Applied Business Studies

Canterbury Christ Church University · Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education - POINTED

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2:2 or above) in Business or a Business related subject. In some exceptional cases an unrelated degree may be acceptable if you have a significant employment background in Business and/or industry. English and Maths at GCSE (grade C or above) or equivalent for Secondary (14-19). To have passed the government's skills tests in literacy and numeracy. In addition to the academic requirements, you should also have a recommended period of at least ten days school experience in the year prior to application, preferably in a UK state school, observing the age group and curriculum relevant to the PGCE course for which an application is being made.

Months of entry


Course content

The 14-19 PGCE in Applied Business Studies is a nine month innovative and intensive course preparing graduates for the demands of teaching the 14-19 age range in the Secondary and Lifelong Learning sectors.

The PGCE in Applied Business Studies aims to support student teachers to make the transition from subject expert to teacher. The course will develop your practical skills and knowledge to be able to relate this to the wider educational responsibilities of being a teacher. You will be awarded a PGCE and recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, enabling you to teach in schools. The course is also designed to provide a strong foundation for working in the Lifelong Learning sector, especially FE.

The course is organised in partnership with Schools and Further Education colleges where you spend 24 out of the 36 weeks teaching.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions (PGCE)
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