A minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a Business-related subject.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Months of entry
The Business Education PGCE prepares students to teach across the 14–19 age range, helping them develop the professional skills and attitudes to teach business in schools and colleges, as part of both academic (A level and GCSE) and BTEC courses. Where student teachers wish to focus also upon teaching Economics, support will also be given both at university and also within placement schools.
Tutors on the Secondary PGCE are skilled classroom practitioners with extensive experience in secondary schools and colleges. We aim to give students insight into the continuously evolving subject of business/economics and its application to classroom teaching. Our collaborative approach ensures that students develop into thoughtful and highly skilled teachers who can work confidently and flexibly within the broad framework of the 14-19 curriculum.
The dynamic nature of business means that students benefit greatly from practical experiences and learning outside of the classroom. The IOE offers students the ability to visit places such as the London Stock Exchange and the Bank of England; we also have strong links with the Economics and Business Education Association (EBEA) and provide access to national and regional Business Education conferences.
Both Business and Economics are popular subjects within secondary schools. Because of this there is a high demand for teachers who are experts in this field, leading to lots of job opportunities in schools in and around London.
Fees and funding
Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
The programme is delivered via keynote lectures, subject lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and directed study days at the IOE, as well as time spent in placements. Assessment is by practical teaching, assignments and portfolio tasks (which links into continuing professional development in the induction year).
Students also record their progress in an assessment record file (ARF). This will form part of an ongoing portfolio charting the student's continuing professional development.
Course contact details
- +44 (0)20 3370 1214