Taught course

English

Institution
Staffordshire University · Life Sciences and Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

  • To apply for the course you will need a minimum 2:2 honours degree, at least 50% in an appropriate subject.
  • Mathematics and English GCSE grade C qualifications.
  • A good general education.
  • You will also 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 complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application and be certified fit to teach.
  • You must be ICT literate.
  • We recommend you submit a well considered personal statement on the UCAS application form as this is a key part of the short listing process.

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • This Teacher Training course allows graduates with an appropriate honours degree to train at postgraduate level to become school teachers in English.
  • Our course puts learning at the heart of what we do. This means that your learning, as the Associate Teacher, is at the centre of the PGCE just as, when you are teaching, the learning of your school students must be at the centre of your work.
  • The course is distinctive because it involves a mix of university input and school experience every week of the course, close attention to your individual needs and a genuine sense of partnership with the schools that we work with.
  • Staffordshire University has consistently achieved top marks in OFSTED inspections.
  • Staffordshire University achieved top marks in the last OFSTED inspection report for its PGCEs in Design and Technology and in Information and Communications Technology. This course, delivered by the same team, is designed to allow graduates with an appropriate honours degree to train at postgraduate level to become a secondary school English teacher.

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) or 60 or 90 (Postgraduate) level 7 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 English. 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.

Fees and funding

See: Postgraduate funding @ Staffordshire University

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
enquiries@staffs.ac.uk