Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary Education


Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary Education

The Secondary PGCE offers high quality training for those wishing to teach the following subjects in the 11-18 age range in the following areas and is offered at Level 7 (Masters)



Design and Technology




Modern Languages

Physical Education

Religious Education

Science with Biology

Science with Chemistry

Science with Physics


Indicative Course Content

Subject specific teaching

Monitoring and assessment of pupil progress

Lesson planning

Curriculum requirements including National Curriculum, GCSE and A Level

Health and safety

Equality and inclusion

Special Educational Needs

Subject knowledge for teaching

Professional studies

Creating a positive learning environment

Curriculum innovation

Developing resilience

Applying for teaching posts

Personal and social education


Why this course?

High quality training and experience to prepare you to become a confident and effective secondary school teacher

70% of the training is school based, in 2 placements including key stage 2 and post 16 experience

Professional qualification with Masters credit

You will learn how to use research to improve your teaching skills

Varied course delivery includes lectures, seminars, presentations, group tasks, mini research projects and written assignments

Valuable support from experienced mentor teachers and University tutors

You will develop a range of communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills that will be invaluable in a teaching career and beyond



To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary, students need to pass three 4,000 word assignments at Level 7 (Masters) and two blocks of school experience.



The programme is full time over 38 weeks and attendance is demanding.  70% of the course is school experience, during which you will be required to teach a proportion of a full time teacher’s timetable and attend meetings (including parents’ evenings) in the same way as a practising teacher.  The university sessions run all day.


Tuition Fees

Home/EU Fees for 2015: £9000.00

Overseas Fees 2015: to be confirmed



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Application Details: GTTR Code 2LYS - PGCE Secondary - Dance.
GTTR Code W9X1 - PGCE Secondary - Design Technology. Indicative Modules
GTTR Code Q3X1 - PGCE Secondary - English.
GTTR Code V1X1 - PGCE Secondary - History.
GTTR Code G1X1 - PGCE Secondary - Mathematics.
GTTR Code R9X1 - PGCE Secondary - Modern Foreign Languages.
GTTR Code X9C6 - PGCE Secondary - Physical Education.
GTTR Code V6X1 - PGCE Secondary - Religious Education.
GTTR Code 2C42 - PGCE Secondary - Science with Biology.
GTTR Code 2C43 - PGCE Secondary - Science with Chemistry.
GTTR Code F3X2 - PGCE Secondary - Science with Physics.
Length of Programme: 1 Year Full Time.
Entry Requirements: First degree – normally 2:2 or above with at least 50% subject content relevant to the National Curriculum requirements for your subject. There may be some exceptions; the relevant subject co-ordinator will be able to advise you. GCSE/O level English Language and Maths at grade C or above. Minimum of 2 weeks’ classroom experience in a UK state secondary school within the last two years All successful applicants will have to obtain DBS clearance, to complete a satisfactory medical declaration and to pass the NCTL skills tests before the start of the course
Interview: All suitable candidates are interviewed. Interviews for English, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages and RE take place at the Bognor Regis Campus. PE iand Dance nterviews are held at the Bishop Otter Campus, and the Sciences and Design and Technology interviews take place in partner schools. Applicants may be required to undertake a subject specific task as part of the interview and all applicants complete a literacy task. Candidates will need to demonstrate an awareness of current educational issues and talk about their recent relevant classroom experience.
Campus Info: Bognor Regis Campus