Taught course

Secondary Business Education (Age Phase 14-19) with QTS

Edge Hill University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

To join this programme you should have: GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification); A first degree from a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification; A degree classification usually at 2:2 or above; Satisfactory levels of competence in Information and Communications Technology; A demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You will be required to meet the Department for Children, Schools and Families standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. QTS Skills Tests will form part of the entry requirements for academic year 2013/14.

Months of entry


Course content

This PGCE will equip you with the range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a high quality and skilled teacher of Business related subjects, including Economics. The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further your own subject knowledge.

The programme equips you to teach across the 14-19 age range, covering vocational programmes such as BTEC Business as well as traditional GCSE, AS and A2 courses. Business Education gained the highest possible grades in the last OFSTED inspection.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team
+44 (0)1695 657000