Taught course

Secondary Education with QTS: Biology (11-16 years)

Institution
University of Cumbria · Faculty of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

  • A minimum UK 2:2 honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification in biology, chemistry or physics, depending on your chosen specialism, is required. Your degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge.
  • If you don't have an undergraduate degree but do have a Masters or other higher qualification, your application will be considered by our academic tutors on a one-to-one basis.
  • GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics or recognised equivalent qualifications.
  • Successful completion of the QTS skills test in literacy and numeracy.
  • A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) background clearance check prior to starting the course.
  • Satisfactory Occupational Health medical check prior to starting the course.
  • Evidence of a satisfactory level of literacy on the application form and a satisfactory personal statement.
  • Evidence of motivation and appropriate professional values. A strong personal statement conveying an enthusiasm for the subject, for working with young people and for teaching and learning.
  • A satisfactory academic (University) or a satisfactory professional reference if it is more than 5 years since academic work.
  • Evidence of the potential to work at Masters level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Learn about the National Curriculum framework in science and our expert tutors will support you to plan, resource and deliver lessons to pupils of all secondary ages and abilities.

The course has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built in and students will apply for a position as a secondary school teacher during the course of their studies and teaching practice.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiry Centre
Email
enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk
Phone
0333 363 7094