Taught course

Science Education Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (SKE) Followed by 1 year PGCE

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

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to hold the following: •An honours degree (at least a 2:2) •An A Level, or equivalent, in a relevant science subject You should also have a place on a course for initial teacher training. 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

January, May, April, March, February

Course content

This course is for people who need to improve their science subject understanding before starting a one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course.

The structure of the course will vary according to whether you want to teach chemistry, physics or another science. You should have at least an A Level in the science subject that you intend to teach, and, you should have already received a conditional offer for initial teacher training (ITT). You will complete this preparatory course ready for starting ITT in September.

When you successfully complete your ITT, your career prospects will be very good. There is a national shortage of science teachers, particularly in physics and chemistry. So there are excellent job opportunities both in the North East and throughout the country.

Sunderland has a heritage of teacher training which dates back to 1908. What’s more, we’re one of only a small number of ‘outstanding’ teacher-training institutions in the UK, according to Ofsted.

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

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Qualification and course duration

PGCE(QTS)

full time
18 months

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)191 515 3845