PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education
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.
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)
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.
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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- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
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- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
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- South Africa
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- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
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