Taught course

Economics and Business

Staffordshire University · Business, Leadership and Economics

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 honours degree, at least 50% in an appropriate subject; GCSE Mathematics and English grade C qualifications; a good general education. You will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the education system, gained from work or placement in schools or experience of working with secondary school aged pupils. You will be required to successfully completet a Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) application and be certified fit to teach. You must be ICT literate.

Months of entry


Course content

You will leave this Teacher Training course with a PGCE qualification. This can be awarded at 3 levels dependent upon performance during the training year, either 30 (Professional), 60 or 90 (Postgraduate) M level credits, in addition to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), the required qualification to teach in England.

The PGCE at Staffordshire University offers specialist support and expertise from tutors who are at the forefront of developments in Economics and Business education. It is characterised by small class sizes allowing effective links with the schools in our partnership.

The course aims to develop your professional competencies in the creation and delivery of programmes in secondary education, and to develop the wider professional knowledge and skills expected of a qualified teacher.

This is a 36 week course. The equivalent of 24 weeks (120 days) is spent in 2 carefully selected placement schools and 12 weeks in the university.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Education Admissions
+44(0) 1782 294400