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Secondary History (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (Core)

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Riverside Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

If you have a 2.1 degree or higher, either single or joint honours in history or allied subject, with a passion to share your love of the subject with young people then this course is for you.

Course overview

Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.

We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

Why study this course with us?

During the course, you will learn how to encourage young people’s understanding of History through your subject specialism.

The course is intended to produce Secondary History teachers who are reflective practitioners and who will be:

  • enthusiastic and confident in the classroom
  • pedagogically skilful and adaptable
  • specialists in the teaching of history
  • aware of how young people learn history
  • able to see their subject in the context of the whole curriculum
  • competent in a number of areas that cross Secondary school curriculum boundaries and see History in the wider context, contributing to pupils' personal, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development
  • able to work as part of a team.

The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,950per 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 Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 81

    80th out of 93 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    125 63%

    31st

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    65th

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    107 51%

    64th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    33rd

    13

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