Taught course

Secondary Geography with QTS (11-16)

Edge Hill University · Secondary and Further Education

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. Other subjects may be considered if you have an A Level in a relevant subject (or equivalent qualification).
  • 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.

An interview forms part of the selection process.

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


Course content

Eager to learn new and innovative approaches to geography education? Want to explore how pupils learn in geography and engage pupils in your passion? Keen to pass on your subject expertise – and continue to grow that knowledge throughout your career? Then the PGCE Secondary Geography is for you.

With the world opening up like never before, there’s no better time to train as a teacher of geography. You’ll receive the highest standard of professional training and be immersed in the very latest teaching methods.

Our programme will equip you with all the academic, professional and vocational skills you need to succeed. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your RE and history subject knowledge so you can teach key stage 3 humanities.

Hands-on placement experience

You’ll develop your reflective and analytical skills, as well as boosting your own subject knowledge. To prepare for teaching geography at key stage 3 and 4, you’ll also get lots of hands-on experience in the classroom.

During your placement, you’ll work alongside your geography tutor and school-based mentor. They’ll help you apply your university learning to your own teaching and be there for you whenever you need support.

Successful completion of the programme leads to a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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