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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

PGCE Secondary (English)

Bring your graduate expertise, skills and enthusiasm to the imaginative and practical teaching of English to children of all abilities from 11 to 18. Our full-time, one year PGCE programme in English will qualify you for the 11-16 with A level enrichment, using the national Teachers’ Standards for qualified teacher status (QTS) set by the Department for Education. The 24 weeks placement experience will sharpen your skills and fully prepare you for your future teaching career.

Key features

  • Draw upon your own expertise in English and extend your own knowledge and understanding.
  • Build your confidence and gain practical teaching experience, with two main placements in local secondary schools and shorter visits to primary schools.
  • Access a range of bursary and funding options to help ensure you’re able to focus on your studies and placements.
  • Benefit from support throughout your training from both your faculty tutor and school mentors.
  • Stand out as a subject specialist with the knowledge, personal qualities and standards of professional competence necessary to stimulate the imagination of children and to maintain and improve standards in schools.
  • Learn about the latest curriculum developments, issues and innovations.
  • Deepen your understanding of teaching, and learn about the opportunities for continued professional development and the relationship between educators and society.
  • Make use of the latest technologies and developments in teaching and gain experience in developing multimedia resources for your subject.
  • Hone your CV, interview and job application skills and attend events that will introduce you to potential employers.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,800per 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 Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 81

    48th out of 106 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    34th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    18th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    121 59%

    43rd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    50th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    33rd

    14

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