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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of East London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Summary

This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 11-to-16 age range, which qualifies you to be a teacher in secondary schools in England and Wales. Where possible, we also give you the chance to gain experience in the 11-to-18 age range. As a drama teacher, you can help pupils discover and nurture new talents – and there is more to that than purely the theatrical and production sides of the subject. You will teach a range of skills that show young people how to work together and collectively develop ideas.

Your teacher training will help you to devise and deliver lessons that are engaging and richly educational, demonstrating the importance of drama and how it intertwines with other subjects. You can also build pupils’ confidence and improve their ability to face important life challenges such as public speaking. Our university is very well equipped for Performing Arts. In addition to our specialist Music and Drama Studio we draw upon the resources and specialist facilities available to us across the university and in our partner schools.

Your Future Career

The Secondary PGCE course at the University of East London was designed in 2001 in conjunction with the local authorities to address the secondary education teacher shortage in east London. The partnership works with input and support from the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Waltham Forest and Redbridge. It means that our graduates are represented in virtually every secondary school in east London. Some are now deputy heads or in senior management roles in schools that are taking our current trainees for their placements. Across all subjects, from maths to modern languages, our teacher training graduates are acting as mentors to those following in their footsteps.

The partnership means that you have a head start when it comes to securing a teaching post in east London at the end of your training. Both local authorities and individual schools visit our campus regularly to meet our trainees and advertise available vacancies. You may also decide to undertake further study at the University of East London, either at the end of your course or after gaining teaching experience, perhaps specialising in Special Educational Needs or taking our MA Leadership in Education.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,320per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of East London

  • University League Table

    116th

  • Campus address

    University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, Newham, E16 2RD, England

One of the few universities in London with waterfront on-campus accommodation. Each student gets their en suite room with sunsets over Canary Wharf
Diversity – 150 different nationalities are represented on the University of East London campus.
Modules designed to give international students a unique competitive edge, with industry placement options to get a truly international experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    109 55%

    68th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    60th

    42

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