Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.

I'M FROM

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LIVING IN

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LOOKING FOR

  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) with Qualified Teacher Status

Sheffield Hallam University

Add to favourites

Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    AUG

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Train for a rewarding career in secondary biology teaching.
  • Gain hands-on experience with 120 days of school-based training.
  • Benefit from a supportive, collaborative environment that produces exceptional teachers.
  • Attain a masters-level PGCE or a PCE alongside Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Prepare for work on a course with a 90% employment record and bursaries available.

This course ensures that you're fully prepared for a career in teaching secondary biology. We help you to grow academically and professionally, gaining advanced qualifications alongside practical training. You'll graduate as an experienced and employable biology teacher, ready to inspire and impart your enthusiasm. You can enhance your learning on our biology SKE course.

How you learn

This course provides an advanced academic qualification alongside the real-world experience that is so vital for teaching. Along with honing your biology skills, you'll learn crucial techniques in behaviour management and student support. There are 120 days of school-based training that allow you to become used to the realities of teaching before graduation. You are assessed through supportive, collaborative means, helping you to grow and improve.

You learn through

  • 120 days of school-based training across at least two settings
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • observation
  • collaborative planning
  • one-to-one sessions
  • group work
  • practical work
  • independent study
  • written assessments

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • teaching Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 biology
  • academic research via masters-level study and PhD
  • local authority/voluntary sector work or research
  • non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts
  • enrichment work with young people
  • more general graduate roles including, for example, retail management and the civil service

Many of our students go into full-time positions at their placement school. The course is vocational in nature, and our graduate employment rate is usually well in excess of 90%.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 100 10

    37th out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    101 46%

    80th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    18th

    37
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    27th

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    124 60%

    32nd

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    30th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    64th

    27

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...

HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT?

SUBMIT

Thanks for your feedback!