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Applicants must have a degree at 2:1 although a 2:2 will be considered and GCSE Grade C or above for English and Mathematics. You must have passed the literacy/numeracy skills tests and have experience of working with young people.
Please note that Level 2 Key Skills in Application of Numbers and Communication or Certificates in Adult Literacy or Numeracy, are not sufficient to meet the entry requirements to a PGCE programme.
All PGCE applicants will need to meet the following:
- Recent secondary school classroom observation experience.
- To be able to clearly and accurately communicate both spoken and written English.
- Candidates must take part in with representatives from schools as well as University tutors.
You will be required to:
- Provide a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service), Enhanced Disclosure, related to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Joint Circular ‘Protection of Children’.
- Meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach as detailed in ‘Fit to Teach’ by completing an on-line medical questionnaire.
Months of entry
Do you want to become an outstanding teacher? Our specialist PGCE in Secondary Education with History is a direct route to a career of which you can be proud. History teachers empower young people to study the past and the legacies of the past in the present. This course aims to produce dynamic confident, and creative teachers who are committed to making History relevant to students today. It prepares you to teach students to establish historical significance, use primary source evidence, identify continuity and change, analyze cause and consequence, take historical perspectives, and understand the ethical dimension of historical interpretations.
This PGCE History includes a specific focus on the use of seminars, workshops and fieldwork and develops a range of teaching styles appropriate to the delivery of History within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications. History teachers can enable pupils to see the the linkages between past and present which is absolutely basic for a good understanding of the condition of being human.
During this varied PGCE History course, trainees acquire a broad and deep understanding of a teacher’s daily activities in challenging and diverse settings and how a History teach contributes to the whole school. Furthermore, our PGCE History trainees take up ‘enhancements’ linked to other curriculum subjects e.g Religious education, primary phase or Special Education Needs and Diversity.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- 01752 636890