Taught course

Secondary Chemistry PGCE

University of Brighton · School of Education

Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in chemistry or a subject that is closely related.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least English language and maths. Equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates.

Months of entry


Course content

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Our (Secondary) Chemistry PGCE leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status for the 11–16 age range and offers enrichment opportunities to teach age 16–18.

We will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a confident and competent chemistry teacher. You will benefit from also teaching biology and physics and we will develop your subject and pedagogical knowledge to be able to do this.

Our teaching graduates' benefit from excellent employment rates that are consistently above the sector average. Plus, we’ll continue to support you through your first few years as an early career teacher.

At Brighton you’ll train to teach with an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ provider and be educated by an expert team.

You’ll gain practical experiences in two carefully selected schools – we have over 600 placement partners offering a variety of opportunities in large, small, urban and rural settings.

At university you’ll learn in our specialist science lab and other facilities that replicate those used in schools.

We offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses if your degree was awarded more than five years ago, isn’t in chemistry but is closely related, or you have relevant professional experience but need to learn how to apply that to teaching.

You could be eligible for a scholarship or bursary of up to £30,000 if you are looking to start this course in 2024.

Brighton is one of the UKs largest teacher training universities and has been educating teachers and leaders for over 100 years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644