Entry requirements

To join this PGCE, you will be expected to have: A degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject from a UK university. Other subjects may be considered if you have an A Level in History; GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification); Satisfactory levels of Information and Communications Technology competence; A commitment to, and understanding of, secondary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher. Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics. If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Imagine having the ability to bring history to life for secondary school pupils. History education is not only about passing on historical awareness, but about exciting the imaginations of young people and helping them to see the significance of historical events in the current climate. If that sounds like something you could do, our PGCE Secondary History is for you. In our long-established programme you’ll receive the highest standard of professional training. You’ll develop innovative approaches to teaching and learning, including a specific focus on matters of diversity and inclusion in the current history curriculum. Prepare with practical experience You’ll develop your reflective and analytical skills and have the opportunity to explore different aspects of your subject knowledge. With plenty of practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, you’ll also get lots of hands-on experience in the classroom. Throughout your placement, you’ll be supported by your history tutor and school-based expert mentor. Listen to their advice about how to apply what you’ve learnt in seminars to the classroom. Turn to them whenever you need support or feedback. Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Fees and funding

Course pricing can be found here - https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/course/pgce-secondary-history/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Assessment

You will be assessed, through a balanced combination of coursework and portfolio assessments, against both academic criteria and the Standards related to QTS. Weekly tasks undertaken in schools will enable you to develop an understanding of effective teaching and learning approaches which will inform University based sessions. The most demanding assignment is a reflective and analytical piece of classroom-based research in which you will consider how pupils learn history, and how your teaching can make that more effective. Before the end of your PGCE you will need to complete a Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP) which acts as a useful bridge between your initial teacher training programme and your two-year induction as an early career teacher.

Course contact details

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