Taught course

Secondary English PGCE with QTS

Institution
University of Huddersfield · School of Education and Professional Development
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) with at least 50% relevant content in English.
  • GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme) or equivalent.
  • If your first language is not English, you will need IELTS 7.0 overall, with no element less than 6.5.
  • If all or part of your qualifications are from outside the UK, we’ll need a UK NARIC statement of comparability.

Application to the PGCE via Subject Knowledge Enhancement Programme:

  • If your degree qualification does not meet our normal entrance requirements, a place may be offered conditionally on the successful completion of a Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme (SKE).

Other requirements:

  • You must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and that you have the intellectual and academic potential to meet the required Teachers’ Standards by the end of the programme.
  • You should provide two references. Where applicants have current or recent experience working with children or young people, one of the referees should be a member of staff who can comment on their potential to train to teach.
  • Offers are subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure checks and applicants must not previously have been barred from teaching or working with children. We also ask you to complete a health declaration to ensure that you have the health and physical capacity to teach.

All conditions must be met by 31 August 2020.

The University of Huddersfield seeks and encourages applications from under-represented groups in order to widen participation, improve access and apply the principles of equal opportunities. Applicants with disabilities are under no obligation to declare their disabilities, but the University is committed to making the adjustments necessary to promote positively equality and access for disabled applicants. Applicants are encouraged to identify any special arrangements they may require. General advice and information regarding disability and the support the University can give can be found by visiting the University's Disability Support webpages.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

If you’ve got an undergraduate degree and striving to become a secondary school English teacher, then studying our Secondary English PGCE with QTS will help you on your way. You’ll develop your subject specialist knowledge alongside hands-on classroom experience.

Why Secondary English PGCE with QTS?

  • The course is designed to emphasise practical engagement with the curriculum whilst developing your understanding of the theories which underpin the best models of practice. This means you'll be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills you'll need in the constantly changing world of secondary education.
  • A significant amount of your learning will take place whilst on placement within one of our partnership schools. You’ll benefit from being able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and mentoring to help you develop into an outstanding and successful teacher.
  • Upon successful completion of the course we’ll recommend Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to start your first year of teaching (NQT year) within a secondary school setting. Our course is designed to prepare you to teach pupils in the 11-16 age range.

The course is a one year postgraduate certificate in secondary education. The programme is divided into two main themes:

  • Developing English Specialist Subject Knowledge You'll have the opportunity to develop your subject teaching in a stimulating way, using different methodologies and new technologies to inspire and engage young people. We'll help develop your understanding of the English curriculum; how learners make progress in English; planning and development in English and examination requirements and inclusion issues in English.

  • Supporting Learning and Progress in the Secondary School We'll prepare you for the classroom, allowing you to develop your own thinking, teaching skills and understanding of how to meet the needs of all learners. Themes include how young people learn; teaching and learning techniques to support pupils' progress; behaviour management; assessment; inclusive, creative and innovative teaching methods and how to plan lessons and sequences of lessons. You will research evidence based learning theories, gain a greater understanding of current professional issues in secondary schools and begin to develop your own educational philosophy.

Why study with us?

  • You'll learn in small, friendly and supportive groups, designed to give you the confidence to succeed. Course tutors are experienced practitioners and you'll have a personal tutor to support you through your studies. Teaching is through workshops, tutorials and lectures (including some with guest speakers), and through group work.
  • We've been training teachers since 1947 and together with our partners we train over 1400 teachers each year.
  • We work with 140 teaching placement providers to help prepare you for teaching in the real world.
  • While you’re studying at Huddersfield, you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment.
  • Two of the PGCE modules are at Master's level and there are many opportunities for further study with us, enabling you to continue your professional development after training to teach. These include our suite of Education Master's courses and research degrees, including Doctor of Education and Education PhD routes.

Fees and funding

Please check our website for fee information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1484 478249