Taught course

PGCE Health and Social Care (14-19)

Canterbury Christ Church University · Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education - POINTED

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2:2 or above) in Health and Social Care related areas. In some exceptional cases, an unrelated degree is acceptable if you have a significant employment background. 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 Health and Social Care is an innovative and intensive nine month programme preparing graduates for the demands of teaching the 14-19 age range in the secondary and Further Education sectors. Applicants will be awarded a PGCE and recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, enabling them to teach in schools. The programme 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 student teachers spend 24 out of the 36 weeks teaching..

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions (PGCE)
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