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

University of Warwick · Centre for Teacher Education

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (please see the subjects listed in the 'Modules' tab).

At least Grade C in GCSE English Language, Mathematics (or equivalent). Please note, Grade 4 is considered equivalent to the old Grade C within the grading system from 2017 onwards.

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Months of entry


Course content

The Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a high-quality programme of values based professional education. Warwick's Centre for Teacher Education has strong partnerships with schools across the region. With us you will become an effective and confident teacher and make a real difference to young people’s futures.

Our Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education focuses on the 11-18 age range (University-led) or 11-16 age range (School Direct). Our course will develop you into a highly effective teacher, equipped with the skills and knowledge to become a successful school leader.

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

In partnership with regional schools, we will equip you with the skills needed to forge a strong personal and professional identity, which you will continue to develop throughout your career. The Warwick Teacher Values, based on social justice, intellectual curiosity and creativity run through all our programmes.

Information for international students

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.

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