Taught course

PGCE Secondary Education

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A degree awarded by a British university or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, plus O level or GCSE at grades A*–C (or equivalent) in English language, and mathematics (for both Primary and Secondary) and in science, preferably a double or triple award, for Primary only. Experience of working with children in a paid or voluntary role and experience in primary or secondary classrooms required. For both Primary and Secondary pathways, you must have passed the government’s Professional Skills Tests before commencing the course: sta.education.gov.uk An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check required.

Months of entry


Course content

Secondary education courses are available in most subject areas. Please see our website for an up-to-date list. This programme provides training for those wishing to teach the 11 to 18 age range. Training for the QTS award is for 11 to 16 in accordance with organisation of education locally. You will learn how to plan, teach and assess and how to organise and manage a classroom. Extensive supervised school experience will be provided during your study.

Credit-bearing modules: Subject Knowledge; Principles of Pedagogy; Professional Values Non-credit-bearing modules (required to fulfil the requirements for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and to meet the Teachers’ Standards): Introduction to Teaching; Understanding Teaching; Being the Teacher

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Information for international students


Fees and funding



Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Social Sciences
023 8059 3473