Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in an English-related subject, including Drama. Other subjects may be considered if A level English, or the equivalent, has been obtained and the candidate has a suitable depth and breadth of subject knowledge.

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

September

Course content

The English PGCE introduces students to the broad scope of English as a curriculum subject, including media and drama, across the secondary age range. Along with practical knowledge, it offers perspectives on the role of language in learning, the teaching of literacies and literature, the principles of syllabus design and evaluation, and assessment and recording.

The UCL Institute of Education's (IOE) partnership with over 200 secondary schools and colleges in Greater London and beyond enables each of our students to become a skilled and confident teacher in their chosen subject specialism.

The IOE offers the largest English PGCE programme in the country, allowing students to benefit from a team of tutors with unparalleled expertise in the subject. Students will also be able to develop supportive peer networks, sharing ideas and resources.

Sessions at the IOE are interactive and students will participate in a range of group and individual activities, some of which involve collaboration with schools and other organisations, for example, Shakespeare\'s Globe and the British Film Institute.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Assessment

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.


Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 7612 6992