Taught course

Secondary History PGCE

University of Brighton · School of Education

Entry requirements


Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, with at least half of the content having a history focus.

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


  • All offers of places are subject to a satisfactory health check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check.

  • Applicants from minority ethnic and other groups under-represented in the profession are particularly welcome.

Months of entry


Course content

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Our (Secondary) History 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 history teacher. Content is regularly updated so you can be confident that your working knowledge is based on current theory and practice.

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 who have their own successful experience as secondary history practitioners.

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. We’ll make sure you are fully prepared and supported to make the most of your time in school-based training.

At university you’ll learn in our specialist facilities and use our curriculum centre which has over 30,000 resources to support you in the classroom.

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

The course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which enables you to teach in schools in England - it is also recognised in Wales once registered with The Education Workforce Council (EWC).

Course contact details

Enquiries team
01273 644644