Taught course

PGCE English Secondary Education

Institution
University of Sunderland · Faculty of Education and Society
Qualifications
PGCE(QTS)

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from holders of an honours degree (at least a 2:2) in English Literature and/or English Language. We will also consider other equivalent qualifications. You should have at least grade C in GCSE mathematics and English (or equivalent). Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, no sub section below 6. Additional requirements: •DBS Enhanced Disclosure •Completion of a medical pro forma •Completion of the Teaching Agency skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course. It would be helpful, but not essential, to take the tests before your interview Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, no sub section below 6.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This initial teacher training course equips you to share your passion for English with young people and inspire them to fulfil their potential. English is a core subject in the National Curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4 so there will always be a need for effective and committed English teachers.

The course prepares you for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is an essential qualification for teaching in state-maintained schools. The Government is offering scholarships to attract more graduates into teaching, and so students training to become English teachers in 2014/15 can access up to £9,000 in Government bursaries.

The course has two strands. The first strand is based at the University and provides a solid grounding in theory and practical issues. The second strand is based in partner schools where you will undertake practical teaching experience. A high proportion of our trainees subsequently obtain teaching posts in schools where they have completed successful placements.

The University of Sunderland is one of only 25 ‘outstanding’ teacher-training institutions in the UK, according to Ofsted. So you can be confident that our courses are excellent preparation for a satisfying and rewarding career.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, no sub section below 6. If you require accommodation please go to the following web page. http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/pg/postgraduateaccommodation/

Fees and funding

For information on fees and funding please click here

The UK Government is keen to encourage high-quality graduates to train as teachers, and so offers bursaries to attract more people into teaching. For more information and to check the eligibility criteria, please click here

Qualification and course duration

PGCE(QTS)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Sharon Turnbull
Email
ell.enquiries@sunderland.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 515 3845