Taught course

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Secondary (11-16 or 11-18)

University of Warwick · Centre for Teacher Education

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

At least Grade C or 4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent).

Apply through DfE Apply for postgraduate teacher training programmes.

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band B
  • IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education focuses on the 11-18 age range. Our course will develop you into a highly effective teacher, equipped with the values, skills and knowledge to become a successful school leader.

Our courses offer the best of both immersive, school-based training and regular teaching input from experts with subject specialist teaching experience. In addition, you can access the support and learning facilities of a world-class university.

On the course you will develop a secure subject knowledge base, and the ability to plan and teach in your subject so that all pupils learn and make good progress. You will learn how to assess and evaluate learning and develop your teaching to ensure progress for all pupils. You will also learn about the needs of pupils and how to adapt your teaching to strengthen inclusion in your teaching.

In partnership with regional schools, we will ensure that you have the skills and knowledge needed to forge a strong personal and professional identity, which you will continue to develop throughout your career. The Warwick Teacher Values, of Social Justice, Intellectual Curiosity and Creativity run through all our programmes.

The secondary programme is offered across the following subjects:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • MFL
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Religious Education
  • Business Studies and Economics
  • Social Sciences (Psychology and Sociology)
  • Design Technology

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
024 7657 4058