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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Worcester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Age phase: 11-16 with post-16 enhancement

PGCE History will enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of what it means to be an outstanding history teacher.

You will be supported by a dedicated and specialist history subject tutor with over 15 years teaching experience. You will have access to the teaching and training resources provided by the Historical Association and have the opportunity to work collaboratively with fellow trainee history teachers from a wide range of diverse backgrounds.

You will also receive additional training by external organisations such as the Centre for Holocaust Education, English Heritage, the Midlands History Forum, The Infirmary and Worcester Cathedral.

Key features

  • Helps you develop your own vision about the nature and purpose of a history education
  • Helps you develop your own understanding of how to effectively teach history in secondary schools
  • Helps you know how to arouse pupils curiosity about the past and encourage them to care about the people who inhabited it
  • Helps you develop the skills to be a thoughtful and self-reflective classroom practitioner
  • Equips you with the knowledge and skills to have a long, enjoyable and successful career in teaching

NB History is offered through both Core and School Direct routes.

Where could it take you?

  • Great employment prospects
  • Prepare for leadership and your Masters with 60 credits and a strong research foundation
  • Many University of Worcester trainees gain promotion within the first few years of teaching

Here are just a few of our alumni who have moved their career on:

  • Head of Year - Amena Iqbal
  • Head of Humanities - Natalie Jones
  • Head of Year – Kieran Walker
  • Head of History – Kelly McElroy

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,100per 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 Worcester

  • University League Table

    90th

  • Campus address

    University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 84 13

    87th out of 90 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    121 58%

    36th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    26th

    25
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    20th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    110 56%

    49th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    36 36%

    80th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.39 68%

    88th

    31

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