Taught course

Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education (QTS) - Science: Chemistry

University of Birmingham · School of Education

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Entry requirements

All candidates have to:

  • have a degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject
  • have a GCSE in Maths and English at grade 4 or above or an equivalent qualification (on application)
  • pass Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy
  • provide a satisfactory medical form
  • complete an enhanced DBS/police check
  • complete a Declaration of Suitability to Teach
  • adhere to a Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering teacher training courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'outstanding' for the third consecutive time by Ofsted inspectors which reaffirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training.

Teaching practice will take several forms: school placements and also team teaching while at the University. You will also get involved in small scale research projects for your assignments so that you can evaluate the theory in practice and integrate this learning into your own teaching.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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