Taught course

PGCE - School Direct Secondary

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

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Entry requirements

An Honours degree normally (2:2) or higher from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification, in a relevant subject area. Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered on an individual basis.

Grade C/level 4 at GCSE in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent). Alternatively, we offer equivalency exams if you don’t have the required GCSE grade to apply for our courses.

School experience is desirable, but not essential prior to an interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course provides an immersive and inspiring, school-centred training route into teaching. The innovative design and delivery of the course places the trainee at the heart of a thriving school community from day one.

At Worcester you will benefit from our excellent partnerships with schools throughout the West Midlands region and beyond. We also provide state of the art facilities to support your research, subject knowledge and communication skills - enabling you to deliver teaching with impact.

Graduates enjoy excellent employability prospects as the majority of our partner schools offer early career teaching posts to our PGCE trainees.

Key features

  • Full immersion in the daily life of a school and all the existing challenges that it brings
  • Course elements exploring wider issues of education and society enhance your prospects as a future leader in the profession
  • Our choice of additional specialisms help enhance your expertise and career prospects, from citizenship, English as an additional language, special educational needs and disability, technology enhanced learning
  • Unparalleled personal and academic support throughout the programme that continues beyond your study and in to the early stages of your career
  • With 60 credits at postgraduate level and a strong international reputation, a PGCE can take you anywhere, from Masters study to a job on the other side of the world
  • Breadth and depth of experience across a range of schools

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
School Direct Administrator
Email
schooldirect@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 855111