Taught course

Secondary Geography PGCE with QTS

University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services

Entry requirements

Hold or be expected to gain a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject.

Have GCSE grade C/grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics

Months of entry


Course content

Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher. We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

The course is designed to support, stimulate and develop the emerging Secondary Geography teacher. The main areas of focus will assist in the development of reflective, professional, practitioners eager to engage, contribute and lead in school-based learning for children and young adults. Trainees will demonstrate:

  • confidence and enthusiasm that engages and inspires.
  • an understanding of best practice and a growing repertoire of effective learning and teaching methods.
  • a value of and commitment to collaborative learning.
  • a recognition of assessment as a key to successful learning; and develop a range of effective approaches, strategies and techniques that engage and stimulate the learner.
  • an understanding of the place and purpose of the subject within the curriculum today, securely knowing why it is relevant to young people.
  • a wide range of teaching skills being applied in contrasting settings, showing adaptability and flexibility.

The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements. If you have any questions about the course, please contact the Subject Leader, who you will find under the Staff section of this course page.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 7.0 (no less than 5.5 in each band)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Faculty of Education and Children's Services