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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Language is at the heart of everything we do. It sustains thought; it provides clarity of instruction and develops community. As an excellent written and verbal communicator, this is your chance to strengthen young people's English skills through writing, reading, and spoken language. Whether chairing a lively debate or navigating a class through a complex Shakespeare extract, or developing transactional writing for a real audience, you'll become an inspiring influence for all pupils.

Why study PGCE English (QTS) at Middlesex University?

On the English PGCE course, we are passionate about language and literature in all its forms. We will equip you with the skills and experience necessary to both educate and inspire secondary English pupils. Through interactive workshops, tutorials, seminars and lectures, this one-year full-time course enables you to meet and exceed the national standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. We are passionate about training teachers who see English as central to pupils' education.

During your studies, you will undertake teaching placements in at least two complementary secondary schools, acquiring a range of diverse skills in English pedagogy. We have excellent relationships with schools in and outside London and through this highly personalised programme, schools are carefully selected to suit each individual. Key experts from our partner schools are on hand to offer invaluable mentoring and support. We are proud of the comprehensive support we offer our English trainees in every aspect of the course.

The programme provides an understanding of English across all key stages. This includes an in-depth coverage of:

  • Learning theory
  • Effective reading strategies
  • Supporting and developing writing
  • Spoken language
  • Teaching literature
  • Creative approaches to English teaching

Careers

How can the PGCE English (QTS) support your career?

Graduates will look to move into a position as a Newly Qualified Teacher in a secondary school setting. Our course gives you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Teaching is a profession with excellent progression and benefits and our graduates have an excellent reputation within the profession.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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University information

Middlesex University

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 81 1

    101st out of 106 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    115 58%

    59th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    62nd

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    95 46%

    95th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    96th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    103rd

    10

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