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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Staffordshire University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Set children up for success with key skills they’ll use throughout their education and professional life. At Staffordshire University, we’ll guide you through your first experiences teaching business, help you plan lessons and understand how young people learn.

From entrepreneurship to international trade, sole traders to public limited companies, manufacturing to marketing; studying business gives young people an insight into the way the world of finance and commerce operates.

We’ve designed this course to help you understand how to support KS3, KS4, and KS5 students. You’ll develop the skills you need to make sure your class enjoy learning.

Throughout your training, you’ll get hands-on experience on placement. We’ll also schedule sessions on campus to help you learn how to assess students and plan lessons.

From getting the most out of your induction, to tips on teaching your first lesson, your personal tutor will be there to support you on every step of your PGCE journey.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PGCE Secondary Business.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Careers

With a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you’ll be ready to teach English in schools across England.

Most of our graduates secure their first teaching position while on the PGCE, with many of them securing roles within our partnership schools.

After you’ve completed this course, you can join our Masters in Education. Your PGCE gives you Masters credits which means you’ll be fast tracked and can complete this course by the end of your second year of teaching.

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University information

Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 122 14

    73rd out of 84 35

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    103 49%

    96th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    39th

    37
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    72nd

    33
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    114 55%

    56th

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    36.0 36%

    66th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    13th

    6

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