Applicants will normally:
- hold or be expected to gain a minimum 2:1 degree
- have relevant experience in state schools (minimum 10 days) and must have some experience of working with young people
- have GCSE grade C in English Language and Maths
- have to pass the NCTL skills tests in literacy and numeracy
Months of entry
Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.
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.
Why Study Secondary Music with QTS (11-16) with us?
The University of Chester Partnership has a rich history of developing highly skilled, knowledgeable teachers, and has a high employability rate. Our Partnership has learning at its heart, combined with passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning. We will provide you with the support you need to become a critically reflective evidence-based practitioner through a combination of academic challenge and school learning.
An unusual aspect of the Chester experience is the enrichment module, which will support you in developing your expertise and employability in different educational settings, e.g. nurseries, SEND schools, post-16 provision. Strong pastoral care is a key aspect of ensuring your success on this demanding but fulfilling course.
School Direct Route
The University of Chester is working with a number of leading partnership schools to educate teachers through the new School Direct course.
The professional aims of all School Direct courses are to produce high quality teachers who are commited to learning, are open-minded, creative and reflective in their practice.
The intention of School Direct is for leading schools to recruit and educate candidates in subject and age phases most in need of employment and choose how the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme should be delivered in partnership with the University.
There are two routes available via the School Direct programme. School Direct (Bursary) and School Direct (Salary).
- School Direct (Bursary) is open to all graduates and funded by tuition fees paid by the candidate.
- School Direct (Salary) is open to graduates with three or more years’ career experience; candidates will be employed as an unqualified teacher with a salary subsidised by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).
All School Direct places will lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the award of Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Faculty of Education and Children's Services