Taught course

Secondary Education

University of Hertfordshire · School of Education

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 or higher) with at least 50% in the related area you wish to teach. Third class degrees will be considered if accompanied by a Masters or PhD qualification. Overseas awards recognised as equivalent by NARIC are accepted.All entrants to a secondary teaching course require GCSE English Language and mathematics at Grade C or above. Overseas awards equivalents recognised as equivalent by NARIC are accepted. You will also be required to pass the Professional Skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course. Personal suitability for teaching is important and is assessed at interview. Five(5) days recent (within the past year) work experience in a state secondary school is recommended before application, in order to complete specific classroom-based tasks and obtain a brief statement from the school. Download activities. We also welcome applications from those with other relevant experience of working with secondary aged children. Please give full details of all such experience in your personal statement. During registration on the programme, you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) barred list and criminal records check. If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level. 2017 entry 2:2 Degree needs to be in a related subject. Maths and English Language GCSE Grade 4 or above. Subject to interview and DBS check.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is available to UK/EU students only. This Masters level professional training programme introduces you to the requirements for teaching Art to the 11-19 age range and leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. You will be introduced to the principles and theories of secondary teaching through both subject studies and a developing professional practice course. Training is undertaken in partnership with local secondary schools. We are looking to select trainees who: Have the passion, commitment and enthusiasm to teach in secondary schools.

Fees and funding

See our website for information on financial support that may be available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1707 284800